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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. ASP tracks some 378 journals in the literature field.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

Britannica

Access to the online version of Britannica Encyclopaedia, the academic edition. Good source for background information, biographies, and images. Provides a personalized "Workspace" where you can collect your research materials and share them with others.

 

British Association for Romantic Studies

Links to societies, archives, and databases

 

ECO Electronic Collections Online

Indexing for over 5,000 scholarly journal titles in all disciplines. Provides abstracts and links to full text articles. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

1995--current | Some full text

 

Historical Abstracts 

Index to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations in the area of world history. Covers topics from 1450-present and  includes over 3,100 journals published throughout the world.

1955--current | Some full text | More info

 

JSTOR

Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. There are 268 titles in the language ad literature disciplines.

1800s--current | Full text

 

Literary Gothic

A "Web guide to all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classic" Gothic novels and Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature written prior to the mid-C20."

 

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, literary criticism, book reviews, as well as full text poems and stories. Covers writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. (from Gale Cengage Learning)

Mostly full text | More Info

 

MLA International Bibliography 

Premier resource for researchers and students of literature. Indexes journals, books, and dissertations in the fields of literature, linguistics, and folklore. Contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers.

1920--current | Some full text | More info

 

Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others. Now indexing books as well as journals.

Some full text| More info

 

Romantic Circles: Praxis Series

Provides collections of original critical essays on Romanticism. Arranged chronologically from 2008 to 1997. "The Romantic Circles Praxis Series (RCPS) is devoted to using computer technologies to investigate critically the languages, cultures, histories, and theories of Romanticism. RCPS is committed to mapping out this terrain with the best and most exciting critical writing of contemporary Romanticist scholarship."

 

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Research Tools & Help

 

Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.

 

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Sources Pyramid

 

What are primary sources?

Good description from Yale University

 

YouTube videos

Primary and secondary sources examples

Primary, secondary, and tertiary sources

Reference sources

 

 


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Primary Sources

 

Atlantic Slave Trade

All visual record of slave trade history

 

Britannica

Good source for biographies, images, and video clips

 

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789--1832

From the library of the University of California Davis, an "online scholarly archive consisting of E-text editions of poetry by British and Irish women written (not necessarily published) between 1789 (the onset of the French Revolution) and 1832 (the passage of the Reform Act)."

 

Caro:The Lady Caroline Lamb Website

Includes images of the Lambs and Lord Byron along with biography, works, and links to more.

 

Google Art Project

Sign in with your gmail ID. Search the museums provided here by artist or by category. Create your own gallery that can be viewed as a slide show. Link to your gallery in your Power Point presentation.

 

International Byron Society

Includes biography, images, and documents

 

Internet Modern History Sourcebook:Romanticism

  • Roots of Romanticism
  • Romantic Philosophy
  • Romanticism in the Arts

Leigh Hunt Letters

University of Iowa. Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was a British Romantic writer and a contemporary of Byron, Shelley, and Keats. This digital collection aims to make both facsimile images and word-searchable transcripts of approximately 1,600 letters written by Hunt and his acquaintances available to scholars and the interested public.

 

Literary Gothic

A "Web guide to all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classic" Gothic novels and Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature written prior to the mid-C20." (Not a peer reviewed site but developed by an academic)

 

Nineteenth Century Scholarship Online

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.

 

OAISter

Union catalog of digital resources. Includes digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets. Good for primary sources and images. Limit searches in "Resource Type Phrase" to "Image." (From OCLC FirstSearch)

 

Romantic Circles

Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It is published by the University of Maryland and supported, in part, by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the English Departments of Loyola University of Chicago. Find out more. Use "Electronic Editions" for primary sources.

Related Romantic Websites

 

Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and the Outsider

Images from the University of Virginia Special Collections

 

Voice of the Shuttle

From the University of Santa Barbara, California, VoS provides a " briefly annotated guide to online resources that at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences and with new digital media." It emphasizes both primary and secondary resources, but unfortunately contains some dead links.

 

Web Gallery of Art

Virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries

 

William Blake Archive

Hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

 


 

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Reference Books

 

Use Reference Universe for a more focused search of reference books in the Fitzgerald Library . It searches in tables of contents and indexes of the materials. Not all books are indexed here so use the MnPALS catalog as well.

 

On the main search page of the ClassicFitz MnPALS Library Catalog use the "Library to search" drop down menu to choose "Reference Books." Then enter key words or phrases. Remember to use broad terms to start.


 

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