Dickens - Victorian Period

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SOURCES

Books - Print and Electronic

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  • Great source of information, easy to access. Use the Table of Contents and Index.
  • RESERVED for your class in the library - ask library staff.
  • Good resource for many topics. Use the Table of Contents and the Index.
  • Available as an eBook or PRINT
  • Search Strategies:
  • Use "Control-F" to search for terms within this online book.
  • Use the Index of terms - Use "Control-F" and search for Index. Browse the terms.
  • Dickens's Dictionary of London (eBook) Public Domain, available on Web.

Websites

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  • Use search function on left at bottom of text.
  • Or BROWSE using topics. Discover terms and subjects you might not have thought of that apply to your question.
  • Browse using Index terms on page.
  • Index available at bottom of right-hand column under Looking for Something Specific.
  • Good source of material. Find relevant posts by checking the Blog Archive under each year and each month.
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RJ Databases

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RJ Discovery Service
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Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
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Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.
  • Magazine and Journal articles.
  • Keep searches simple using several key words, not phrases or sentences.
  • For biographical information about Charles Dickens
  • Reference Books, Magazine and Journal articles.
  • Literary Reference
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TOPICS

Air Quality / Pollution

  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Europe 1789 - 1914
  • Search terms to consider:
  • urban, environment, factories, London fog

Beggars / Homelessness

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Europe 1789-1914
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBook - Public Domain (Available for free on the web)
  • The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 by Frederick Engels
  • Search terms to consider:
  • Poverty, slums,

Belief in the afterlife

  • Websites
  • The Victorian web
  • Search terms to consider:
  • spiritualism

Burial and Funeral Practices

  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • mourning

Childhood Disease

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • doctors, epidemics, health, hospitals, infants, life expectancy, medicine, medical care, illness

Christmas Traditions

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Victorian Christmas
  • Daily Live in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • festivities, holidays

Crime and the City

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • urban, imprisonment, London, punishment, thieves, murder

Disparity between rich and poor

  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • World Eras/Victorian
  • Europe 1789-1914
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBook - Public Domain (Available for free on the web)
  • The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 by Frederick Engels
  • Search terms to consider: workhouses, workrooms, starvation, reform
  • middle class, poverty, slums, social classes, aristocrats, poverty, slums, servants, factory work,

Education systems (public schools,boarding schools, accessibility)

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • Elementary schools were called board school, district school, parish school, village school, voluntary school, national school, public school, private school, curriculum, teachers.

Familial relations

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Dictionary of Ideas
  • Encyclopedia of European Social History
  • Search terms to consider:
  • family, wife, husband, children, kinship

Finance / Money Lending

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:


Ghosts (belief and debunking)

  • Websites
  • The Victorian Web
  • Search terms to consider:
  • Spiritualism

Love/Marriage traditions

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • wedding, courtship, engagement

Money and its Use

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Money: A history
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Europe 1789 - 1914
  • Daily Life in Victorian England (Print & eBook)
  • Search terms to consider:
  • prices, thrift, wages, income

Profit versus Charity

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England

Religious Practice

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Dictionary of Ideas
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • Catholic, church, prayers, spiritualism, Church of England

Secularization of Christmas

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Victorian Christmas
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • World Eras/Victorian
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • festivities, Christmas

Women

  • Print (Book available in RJ Libraries)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • eBooks (Gale Virtual Library)
  • Daily Life in Victorian England
  • Search terms to consider:
  • family, female, girls

Workhouses/Charity

  • Search terms to consider:
  • debtor, prison, orphanage, charity, workhouse

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