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English 4188/7188: Victorian Women Writers:The Brontë Family: Texts & Criticism

Resources supporting Prof. Elizabeth Chang's class on the Bronte family.

Finding Novels & Other Texts

Online Text Collections

 

Library Catalogs

MERLIN for materials from the University of Missouri
MOBIUS to search academic libraries in all of Missouri
Prospector for materials from Colorado libraries
WorldCat to search most other places.

Search by author for works by a person; by subject for works about a person.

In the advanced search you can limit by date of publication.

You might also use these keywords to locate early materials re-published later:

  • sources
  • correspondence
  • sermons
  • diaries
  • personal narratives
  • interviews
  • quotations
  • collections
  • speeches
  • manuscripts
  • archives

Finding Criticism

A broad selection of books and articles can be searched through Discover @ MU.

For more precision and additional content, use the following databases:

Use the book catalogs to find book-length studies. Keyword searching is most effective.

MERLIN for materials from the University of Missouri
MOBIUS to search academic libraries in all of Missouri
Prospector for materials from Colorado libraries
WorldCat to search most other places.

Google Book Search is also helpful for searching for information within books in contrast to catalogs which do not search the full text of the books. Use the "Find this book in print" link in the right sidebar in Google Books to locate a book in a library if you need to see more than can be displayed online.