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Charles Dickens & Victorian England (Eng 9H): Armano   Tags: armano, charles dickens, great expectations, victorian england  

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Resources on the Virtual Reference Collection

Virtual Reference Collection (VRC)
(Username and Password can be found on page 4 of your planner.)

In the 'Literature/Language' section:
Proquest Learning Literature (Dickens and his works, time period, KnowledgeNote overview)

Citation example for KnowledgeNote (don't forget to change the date of access):
"KnowledgeNote Study Guide: Great Expectations." ProQuest Learning Literature. ProQuest LLC, 2002. Web. 5 March 2013.

Literature Resource Center (Dickens and his works, themes such as social class)
Bloom's Literary Reference (Dickens and his works, character analysis, themes such as 'hope in Great Expectations', Use the "How to Write About" section to come up with interesting thesis statements). You'll need to change the given (Chicago Style) citation into MLA Style. Here's how: delete the URL, write the word Web followed by a period. Then change date to day month year followed by a period.

Example: ETL0307&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 7, 2013).

Change to:
Web. 7 April 2013. (Also, check capitalization of titles as needed).
In the 'History/Geography' section:
ABC-CLIO World History (Historical background)
History Study Center (Historical background and primary sources. Study Units include: "The Role of Women in Britain, 1837-1913", "Education in Victorian Britain," "Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain," and more.)
In the 'Encyclopedias' section:
World Book Encyclopedia (General information)
Grolier's Encyclopedia (General information)
In the 'Biography' section:
Biography Reference Center (Biographies)
Biography Reference Bank (Biographies, i.e. Dickens)
In the 'Magazines/Newspapers' section:

In Our Library (Library Catalog Destiny)

Try some of the following search terms to start:
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Check out this Resource List in Destiny

Find the appropriate book(s), take notes.

For citations, at the bottom of the Resource List page click on 'Create - citation list - Go'. Copy and paste the citations you need. Keep in mind they are not 100% accurate, you will have to fix them as needed.


In our Reference Section:

Novels for Students

Literature and It's Time

eBook versions can be found by searching the GVRL widget to the left.

On the Free Web

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Example of Website/Webpage Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Name (if noted). "Title of Webpage." Name of Website, Publisher or sponsor of the site (or N.p. if not given), Date of publication (or n.d. if not given),  URL. Date of access (written as day month year).


MLA Style Guide


Textbook Citation

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Abridged by Blanche Jennings Thomson. Rpt. in Adventures in Reading, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1979. pp. 560-726.


NoodleTools LibGuide


Need Citation or Research Help?

You can contact Mrs. Seymour for help with citations, research, Turnitin, and technical issues. Content and assignment questions should be directed to your classroom teacher.


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