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Victorian England Research (Great Expectations)  

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The Assignment

  • Choose a topic from the list your teacher has provided regarding Victorian (19th century) England.
  • You will be researching a particular area of Victorian England society as a group and presenting your findings the class. 
  • Within your group’s large topic, choose a specific area to explore in more detail on your own. In a five paragraph paper, introduce your specific subtopic, highlight three of the most interesting facts that you learned in your research, and provide a conclusion.
  • You must have a Works Cited page for both the group and the individual portions.

Search Tips

  • Use Boolen operators (AND, OR, NOT, etc.), e.g. Renaissance AND inventions, music OR dance
  • Use quotation marks around an exact phrase, e.g. "King James" or "Tower of London"
  • Think of synonyms if your initial keyword search is not giving you what you want, e.g. you might try 'prison' instead of 'cr'ime and punishment'
  • Use the advanced search option to comibine terms or narrow your search.
  • Do not use conversational language when searching databases, e.g. What things were invented during Victoria's reign? Instead, try Victorian invention or Victorian inventor.

Don't forget: databases and ebooks make citing your sources super easy!  The MLA citation is either listed for you at the bottom of the article or available with a click or two.



Common Core


Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats/medias evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.


Conduct short and long research projects to answer a question or solve a problem.


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Advanced Search

For your convenience, some books have already been pulled and put on a cart for you.  Freel free to browse the cart or use the catalog to see what is available from the library.

Research Databases

Databases are a great place for you to access all kinds of information including easy to cite images.

Articles in a database that come from a work originally published as a print source (reference book, journal article) are considered PRINT sources.

  • Daily Life through History
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    Use the TOPICS tab to look at "Revolutionary and Industrial Lives, the 19th Century" and click on the last entry in that list, "Victorian England." This a great place to start!
  • World History Modern Era
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    Use the search box with this database.
  • Student Resources in Context
    GENERAL REFERENCE. A one stop shop for reference books, magazine/journal articles, images and more.

    Use the search box to pull up a variety of resources. Use the "search within these results" box to narrow the results.



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