The Victorian Era

Sample Call Numbers 
Sample Subject Headings 
Library Catalogs 
Sample Materials 
Research Databases 
Relevant Journals 
Selected Web Pages and Digital Archives 

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Sample Call Numbers
Great Britain History Victorian Era 1837-1901
English Literature by period
English Literature 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
Prose by period 
Victorian Novel 
DA 550-DA 565
PR 451-PR 469
PN 3991-PN 5990
PR 783
PR 871
TT 985 

Sample Subject Headings
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Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901

Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901 – Pictorial Works

Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901 – Sources

Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901 – Poetry

Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901—Literary Collections

Great Britain – History – Victoria, 1837-1901 – Encyclopedias

Library Catalogs 
Von Canon Library Catalog 
Washington and Lee Catalog   
VMI Preston Library Catalog  
Rockbridge Public Library Catalog (incl. BV Branch)  
WorldCat Database   

Sample Materials
Great Victorian Lives: An Era in Obituaries 
A companion to the Victorian novel
Women's poetry and religion in Victorian England
Victorian London's middle-class housewife
The demography of Victorian England and Wales
Romantic stages: set and costume design in Victorian England 
Victorian England aspects of English and imperial history
Poverty and compassion: the moral imagination of the late Victorians
Victorian miniature 
Language and class in Victorian England
A prison of expectations: the family in Victorian culture 
Woman and the demon: the life of a Victorian myth 
The romantic impulse in Victorian fiction 
Portrait of an age: Victorian England 
Science serialized representation of the sciences in 19th century… 
Nature and the Victorian imagination
Sex and marriage in Victorian poetry 
The Victorian revolution: government and society in...Britain 
Urban crime in Victorian England 
Matthew Arnold; a study of the aesthetic temperament in Victorian… 
The expansion of England
Credo Reference
PN 2087 .F56
HV 4086 .A3 H54
DA 690 .K433 C48
PE 1085 .P45 1984
HQ 613 .M56 1985 
PR 469 .W65 A93
PR 878 .R73 S7
DA 550 .Y6 1977
BH 221 .G73 N37
PR 469 .S4 J6
JN 216 .S7 1973
HV 6944 .T6 1972
REMOTE PR 4023 .M3
DA 16 .S45 1971

Research Databases
Academic Search Complete
America: History and Life
Bridgeman Art Library
Cambridge Companions
Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction
Classical Music Library
Credo Reference
Dictionary of Literary Biography
eBook Collection
Harpers Weekly
HighWire Press
Humanities International Complete
Literature Resources from Gale
MasterFILE Premier
National Gallery Collection
Oxford English Dictionary
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Scribner Writer's Series
Twayne Author's Series
Wiley Online Library
Women's Studies International

Relevant Journals 
Victorian Newsletter
Victorian Poetry
Victorian Studies
Victorian Institute Journal
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies
Nineteenth-Century Literature
English Literary History
English Historical Review
British Heritage

These are just examples.  To find more, or to look for a specific journal/periodical, use the JournalFinder tool on the Von Canon Library homepage.

Selected Web Pages & Digital Archives 
Victorian Web Online 
Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online 
The Victorian Dictionary  
World History Sources 
The Imperial Archive  
Extracts from Queen Victoria’s Diaries  
British Newspapers 1800-1900  
British History Online  
The Carlyle Letters Online  
Online Lit. Criticism British 19th Century  
Victorian Era Maps of Great Britain  
India, Illustrated  
Historical Atlas and Gazetteer of Europe from Year 1 to 2000