Resources for Victorian Research:
The Victorian Web — A great starting point for research on any Victorian topic.
Victoria Research Web — A guide to research resources, offering practical information on research (both online and in archives) and including a variety of brief reference works.
NINES: Nineteenth-century Scholarship Online — A database for British and American nineteenth-century studies containing a variety of peer-reviewed tools and materials. Supported projects include:
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History — An excellent collection of articles about British history and culture helpfully organized in topic “clusters.”
NCSE: Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition — A searchable index of six nineteenth-century newspapers and periodicals: Monthly Repository (1806-1837) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Northern Star (1838-1852), Leader (1850-1860), English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Tomahawk (1867-1870), and Publisher’s Circular (1880-1890)
Victorian Women Writers Project — Full texts of works by lesser-known Victorian female authors.
Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration — Searchable records and (high-resolution!) images of 868 literary illustrations published in and around 1862.
Resources for Children’s Literature Research:
Sur La Lune Fairy Tales — 49 annotated fairy tales with supplemental materials (including histories, illustrations, and modern interpretations).
Children’s Historical Literature Database — The University of Washington’s introduction to children’s literature, complete with an online exhibit entitled The Looking Glass of the Mind.
Representing Childhood — Timelines, essays and art on childhood over the centuries.
Internet Archive: Children’s Library — Over 2,700 digitized books from the New York Public Library, the National Yiddish Book Center, and the University of California Libraries.
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature — The library collection of University of Florida, including almost 6,000 fully digitized children’s books and stories.