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Circulating Books

Biographies are located in the Biography section of the Media Center and are arranged alphabetically by the subject’s last name.

General books on the Victorian era are located in the Dewey numbers:
909.81
941.081
942
942.073
942.08

Additional books may be located in the Dewey numbers:
304.42
306.0942
330.9034
331.31
362.5
609.41
709.42
747.22
790
823.8

Check the card catalog for specific topics. The following are some of the subject headings you may find useful:
Child Labor--Great Britain--History
Children--Great Britain
Decoration and Ornament--Victorian Style
England--Civilization--19th Century
England--Intellectual Life--19th Century
England in Literature
England--Social Conditions--19th Century
England--Social Life and Customs--19th Century
Family--England--History--19th Century
Great Britain--History--Great Britain--19th Century--Encyclopedias
Interior Decoration--Great Britain--History--19th Century
Poor--England--History--19th Century
Recreation--Great Britain--History
Technology--History--19th Century
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
Women--England--History--19th Centur
Women--England--Social Conditions
Working Class Women--Great Britain--History--19th Century

Use a keyword search if you do not find what you are looking for in a subject search. Once you find a book that meets your criteria, click on the subject headings in the card catalog record for similar books.



Reference Books

R 331.803 STSt. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide
R 364.973 CRCrime and Punishment in America Reference Library
R 390 GRThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life (Volume 5, 19th Century)
R 391.003 ENEncyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
R 391.009 HIThe Nineteenth Century: A History of Fashion and Costume
R 391.009 HIThe Victorian Age: A History of Fashion and Costume
R 509.034 WIGroundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 19th Century
R 809 MOWorld Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historic Events That Influenced Them (Volume 4)
R 809.89287 FEFeminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
R 809.93358 LILiterature and Its Times, Supplement 1
R 920 ENEncyclopedia of World Biography
R 940.28 EUEurope: 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
R 941 CAThe Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland
R 941 GIAtlas of British History
R 941 TOGreat Britain: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present
R 941.003The Oxford Companion to British History
R 941.081 ENEncyclopedia of the Victorian Era
R 942 BRBritain's Heritage
R 942.003 STA New Dictionary of British History



Video Resources

VC 941.081Victoria and British History



Research Databases and eBooks

Databases
ABC-CLIO
World History: The Modern Era

Biography Resources in Context

EBSCOhost Web
Biography Collection Complete
History Reference Center
Literary Reference Center

eLibrary Curriculum Edition

History Study Center

Facts on File
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Modern World History Online

Proquest Historical Newspapers (The New York Times, 1851-2005)

Student Resource in Context

Times Digital Archive (London Times, 1785-1985)

eBooks

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the
Ages
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
Industrial Revolution Reference Library
Literature and Its Times, Supplement 1
Novels for Students
St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide
World Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historic Events that
Influenced Them (Volume 4)


Web Links
Great Expectations: The Novel
Victorian England


Text of the Book

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens | Search, Read, Study, Discuss
http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/greatexpectations/



Notes and Discussions

Great Expectations: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/ge/geov.html

Discovering Dickens - A Community Reading Project
http://dickens.stanford.edu/archive/great/expectations.html

Great Expectations Book Notes Summary by Charles Dickens
http://www.bookrags.com/notes/gex/


The Atlantic | September 1861 | Review of Great Expectations
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/classrev/greatexp.htm



General Victorian England Sites

The Victorian Web: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/

BBC - History - Victorians
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/

Victorian England
http://home.pacbell.net/gpeterma/victorian.html


The Victorian Dictionary - Exploring Victorian London
http://www.victorianlondon.org/


Victorian England
http://www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/VictorianEngland.htm


Victorian Britain 1837-1901 - A Simple Chronology
http://www.dur.ac.uk/alan.heesom/chronology.htm



Architecture and Decor

Victorian Architecture: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/index.html

High Victorian Gothic in England
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/hvgothic.html

Gothic Revival Architecture in England
http://www.britainexpress.com/architecture/gothic-revival.htm

Victorian Houses
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/victorian-houses.asp



Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/dickensov.html

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
http://charlesdickenspage.com/index.html

Charles Dickens
http://www.helsinki.fi/kasv/nokol/dickens.html

Charles Dickens - Biography and Works
http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/

The Dickens Page: Charles Dickens (1812-70)
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Dickens.html


Dickens | PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/dickens/

Charles Dickens
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/dickens.htm

A Dickens Chronology
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/CD-Chro.html



Children

Victorian Children
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/victorian-children.asp



Daily Life in Victorian England

Nineteenth Century Family Life
http://www.umd.umich.edu/casl/hum/eng/classes/434/charweb/breen1.htm



Education

BBC - History - Victorian Classroom Life
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/education_health/classroom_life_01.shtml

Victorian Schools
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/victorian-schools.asp

Ragged Schools - Charles Dickens
http://www.maybole.org/history/articles/raggedschoolscharlesdickens.htm

Charles Dickens on Ragged Schooling
http://www.infed.org/archives/e-texts/dickens_ragged_schools.htm



Fashion

Victorian Era 1837-1901 Victorian Fashion History, Costume Social History
http://www.fashion-era.com/the_victorian_era.htm

What Victorians Wore: An Overview of Victorian Costume
http://www.victorianweb.org/art/costume/costumeov.html

Clothing of the Victorian Era
http://trulyvictorian.netfirms.com/history.html

Victorian Trivia
http://www.victoriasjewelrybox.com/victorian-trivia.html

Victorian Clothes
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/victorian-clothes.asp



Labor

Work: Victorian Era
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~city19c/viccity/work.html

BBC - History - Working Life and the First Modern Census
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/earning_a_living/working_life_census_01.shtml

The Story of Workhouses
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/index.html

The Life of the Industrial Worker in 19th-Century Britain
http://www.geocities.com/couple_colour/Worker/

BBC - History - Women's Work
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/womens_work_01.shtml

Child Labour
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRchild.htm

Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution
http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=3879

Child Labor During the British Industrial Revolution
http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/tuttle.labor.child.britain

General Appearance of Mill Workers
http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/primarysources/lowell/docs/dickens.html



Leisure and Entertainment

Victorian Leisure
http://tofino.ex.ac.uk/virvic/themes/leisure/home.htm

BBC - History - Victorian Sport: Playing by the Rules
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/sport_01.shtml

Victorian Fun and Games - Other Victorian Pastimes
http://www.logicmgmt.com/1876/funandgames/pastimes.htm

Victorian Games and Toys
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/victorian-games-and-toys.asp


BBC - History - The Victorian Seaside
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/seaside_01.shtml



Literature

Authors Discussed in the Victorian Web
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/index.html

English literature: The Victorian Age
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0858005.html


The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Victorian Age
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/victorian/welcome.htm


Dickens and the Victorian Serial Novel
http://www.umd.umich.edu/casl/hum/eng/classes/434/geweb/THEHISTO.htm

Victorian Detective Fiction
http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/VictorianCrime.html

The Sensation Novel | Introduction
http://www.enotes.com/nineteenth-century-criticism/sensation-novel

The Sensation Novel: “The Secret Theatre of Home”
http://www.guypetersreviews.com/sensation.php

All about Sherlock Holmes
http://www.crimelibrary.com/gangsters_outlaws/cops_others/sherlock_holmes/1.html

Contemporary Biography of Wilkie Collins
http://www.wilkiecollins.com/



Medicine and Health

Nineteenth-Century British Medicine and Public Health Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/science/health/healthov.html



Politics and Politicians

Politics

Politicians


Political History: An Overview

Victorian Political History: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/index.html

History of Great Britain: Victorian Era 1837-1854
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=1159&HistoryID=ab07

History of Great Britain: Victorian Era 1854-1901
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=449&HistoryID=ab07



Prime Ministers and Political Personalities

Political Personalities: 1815-1880
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/peelpol.htm


BBC - History - Queen Victoria and her Prime Ministers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/victoria_ministers_01.shtml

Sir Robert Peel



Sir Robert Peel
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page151.asp


Lord John Russell

Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799 -- 1869)
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/pms/derby.htm

Earl of Derby
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page147.asp


George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860)
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/pms/aberdeen.htm

Earl of Aberdeen
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page150.asp


Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston

Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865)
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/pms/palmerst.htm

Viscount Palmerston
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page149.asp


Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 -- 1881)
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/pms/dizzy.htm

Benjamin Disraeli
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page146.asp

Benjamin Disraeli
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/PRdisraeli.ht...

BBC - History - Disraeli and Gladstone: Opposing Forces
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/di...



William Ewart Gladstone


Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 9th Earl of Salisbury

Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 9th Earl of Salisbury (1830-1903)
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/pms/salisbur.htm

Marquess of Salisbury
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page144.asp


Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929)
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/pms/rosebery.htm

Earl of Rosebery
http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page143.asp


Science and Technology

Victorian Science: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/science/index.html

Victorian Technology
http://www.victorianweb.org/technology/index.html

BBC - History - Victorian Technology
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/victorian_technology_01.shtml

BBC - History - Britain as Workshop of the World
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/industry_invention/britain_workshopworld_01.shtml

The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/ind_rev/index.html


Victorian Railways
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/victorian-railways.asp



Social Conditions

Victorian Social History: An Overview
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/sochistov.html

BBC - History - London's 'Great Stink' and Victorian Urban Planning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/social_conditions/victorian_urban
planning_01.shtm

BBC - History - The Rise of the Victorian Middle Class
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/middle_classes_01.shtml



Women

BBC - History - Ideals of Womanhood in Victorian Britain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/women_home/ideals_womanhood_01.shtml

BBC - History - Women and Urban Life in Victorian Britain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/women_out/urban_life_01.shtml

Women of Victorian England
http://crayzray.tripod.com/clpage/writtings/other/victorian_women.htm

Property Rights of Women
http://www.umd.umich.edu/casl/hum/eng/classes/434/geweb/PROPERTY.htm

Women's Life
http://www.victoriaspast.com/LifeofVictorianWoman/LifeofVictorianWoman.html

Courting the Victorian Woman
http://www.literary-liaisons.com/article009.html