This guide is designed to give you some entry points for exploring the world of Jane Austen and her contemporaries and for surveying scholarship on this period. These are only entry points and your exploration will lead you farther afield, possibly into uncharted territory. If you run into road blocks or pitfalls, or find that these entry points don't seem to take you where you want to go, do not hesitate to ask for help!
The orange tabs above will take you to:
Catalogs/Bibliographies/Journals -- the main sources of scholarship on this period
Primary Sources -- databases and other tools for accessing materials produced in the 18th and 19th centuries
Reference Shelf -- a variety of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other tools for tracking down background information.
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