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Lewis Carroll & Alice in Wonderland

Databases

These databases cover scholarly journals and can focus on particular themes in an author's work.

  • EBSCO - Including 36 databases, this is the place to start for general research. In particular, the Academic Search Complete database is a good source for journal articles in literature. These articles may be full-text, abstracts, or citations.
  • Literature Resources from Gale - English 112 students start here. Focus on literary biography and criticism. Includes comprehensive information from the well known print sources; Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Also includes selected text from other Gale publications, such as Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Literature Criticism, Short Story Criticism and much more. Added features include an encyclopedia of literature, a literary timeline, and a research guide.
  • JSTOR - Full-text academic journals covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Web Sites

I found these web sites by doing a Google search and limiting the domain name to find only educational, organizational or .net sites. To do this yourself, type your search words and then the word, site:net or site:org or site:edu.

  • Lewis Carroll Home Page - Produced by the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Biography, Bibliography, Criticism, Electronic Texts.
  • Lewis Carroll - Produced by the Victorian Web. Includes economic, political and social contexts. Also includes biography, themes and imagery.
  • Looking for Lewis Carroll - Produced by the Association for New Lewis Carroll Studies.
  • Lewis Carroll Society of the UK - Includes original articles such as the "White Stone," "Illuminated Snark," "Mistaken Identity," and "Signposts."

Google Search Tips

  • Type the title of the work or name of the author in quotation marks. The punctuation marks keep the words together as a phrase.
  • Don't worry about capitalization or punctuation
  • Combine that with your topic.

Sample Google Searches

  • "Lewis Carroll" and "victorian era"
  • "Lewis Carroll" and (puzzles or math or games)
  • "Alice in Wonderland" and (symbolism or imagery)
  • "Alice in Wonderland" and (identity or growth)
  • "Alice in Wonderland" and "treatment of women"

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