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English 4 V34 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Library Research Workshop Justine Cotton, English Literature Librarian David Sharron, Head of Special Collections
  • 2.
    • Primary Sources
      • Letters
      • Diaries
      • Texts ( Frankenstein , The Vampyre )
      • Newspapers
    • Secondary Sources
      • Critical articles & Books
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • Books at Brock
      • Letters
      • Diaries
  • 5.
    • During the late Victorian period, many newspapers were published…
      • Cheap, tabloid-type papers
      • More respectable newspapers
      • Scotland Yard produced “The Police Gazette”
    • Note the following when you read them:
      • Audience?
      • Police techniques – crime scenes, witnesses, etc.
  • 6.
      • Times Digital Archive (London Times), 1785-1985
      • British Library Digitization Project – Penny Illustrated (+ more to come)
      • Illustrated London News – in Special Collections
  • 7.
    • C19: The Nineteenth-Century Index
  • 8.
    • What questions can this index help you answer?
    • Did Mary Shelley publish in any periodicals?
    • Was a book written about the Whitechapel murders during the 19 th century?
    • Who reviewed Shelley’s Frankenstein ?
  • 9.
    • National Archives: Jack the Ripper
    • Mary Shelley resource site
  • 10.
    • Criticism
      • Library Catalogue
      • Humanities Abstracts
      • Project Muse and JSTOR
    These will give you a more multidisciplinary approach