Welcome! This guide is intended to provide supplementary resources for your course.
Below, you can find tips for searching for books and articles about Victorian literature. Navigate to the lefthand side tabs to find resources for your Museum Project. For more resources and research tips for literature studies, visit the Literature and Literary Criticism Research Guide.
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Helpful databases for Victorian literature studies:
Subject terms are designated classification terms used by the Library of Congress classification system, which is what the SHSU library uses to organize its catalog. Subject terms are particularly useful when using the "Books & Media" tab to look for books in the catalog. A search bar just for the catalog is embedded below: used the dropdown menu to select "Subject" to use subject terms.
Here are some potentially useful subject terms* for each of the topics for the Museum Project:
Main term: Cholera--Great Britain--History--19th century
Others: Cholera--History--19th century
Main term: Literature and medicine--Great Britain--History--19th century
Others: Literature and science--Great Britain--History--19th century
Main Term: Romanies--Great Britain
Others: Romanies in literature
Main Term: Motherhood in literature
Others: Mothers in literature
West Indies & Colonialism
Main term: Great Britain--Colonies--America--History
Others: West Indies, British--History
New Woman and the Cult of Domesticity
Main term: Domestic fiction, English--History and criticism
Others: Women in literature--Great Britain--History--19th century
domestic relations in literature--Great Britain--19th century
Main term: Alcoholism in literature
Sex and Pornography
Main term: Sex in literature--Great Britain--19th century
Others: pornography--Great Britain--19th century
history and criticism--Great Britain--19th century
*Note: The dashes denote terms that can be searched separately. For instance "alcoholism in literature" is a single subject term, but "Great Britain--19th century" are two separate terms. If you aren't getting many results, try using fewer terms.
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