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Use this guide to find information on the Victorian Age and The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Search Terms

Depending on what aspect of Victorian times you have decided to research, the following terms may be useful to you.  

In Gale Virtual Reference Library, use broad terms such as:

  • Dorian Gray
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Victorian age
  • Aestheticism

In the larger databases (WorldCat, Gale, and EBSCO as well as Google Scholar), try combining terms.

  • Faust Dorian Gray
  • narcissism Wilde
  • homosexuality Victorian
  • friendship Victorian
  • women Victorian
  • etc.

Finding information on the Web

Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on the Web.

Google Scholar Search

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Read background information

The list below includes articles and books you'll find online.

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Books on Reserve

Visit the East Campus Library & Learning Center to borrow these books for 2-hour in library use. The last book in this list is an eBook that is accessible from any Internet linked computer.

Using & Finding Books

Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.

 

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process requests for materials from other libraries. We'll have this service up and running again as soon as campus opens and we're fully operational.

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the MJC Library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Key Search Words at the top of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

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 Text: (209) 710-5270
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Because of Coronavirus emergency, research help is via Ask a Librarian.
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