In this guide, you'll find resources and strategies you can use as you conduct research for the English Senior Seminar: Nineteenth Century Women Writers.
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on left: Gilbert Studios, Washington D.C. (restored by Adam Cuerden). Only known formal photograph of Harriet Jacobs (1894). Via Wikipedia. Public domain.
on right: Photographer unnamed. Portrait of Sarah Winnemucca. Via Wikipedia. Public domain.
Before you start searching, it can be useful to start a (perpetually living and growing) list of key words and phrases that are important to your research. This list can include:
You might wish to consult reference sources to research backgrounds and contexts, to learn about how "facts" have been constructed and challenged, to get familiar with specialized language and terms, and /or to find recommended readings to deepen your knowledge around an area of research (for the latter, look to bibliographies and works cited lists!)