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Victorian Age (Engl 101 - Bento): Home

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


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.

Research 101: Need More Research Help?

If you'd like much more in-depth instruction about the process of conducting research, please check out our guides:

Citation Styles

Your instructor should tell you which citation style he or she wants you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.

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 You Use Books:

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

Where Do I Find Books?

Use WorldCat to discover books, eBooks, videos, and more for your research. Use the search bar below to begin your search:


For complete instructions on using WorldCat check out our WorldCat research guide.

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

  • If you find materials in WorldCat that you need, but MJC does not own them, you can simply click the Request Item button in WorldCat to have that item sent to you here at MJC.
  • If, however, you need materials that you cannot find in WorldCat, you can request them through 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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Your librarian

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Susan Cassidy
Research Librarian
Modesto Junior College

East Campus Library & Learning Center
435 College Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350

(209) 575-6807

Spring 2019 Research Help Desk hours-East Campus only
Mondays 12-1
Tuesdays 11-1
Wednesdays 1-3
Thursdays 11-12