Go to the biographical database, Orlando.
a.) Find the names of female writers, living between 1700 and 1800, who also worked as house keepers. How did you find this information?
b.) Select a writer from your search in 1.a). Go to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Can you find
information about your selected author?
c.) Does Western Libraries have any primary sources (poetry, prose, journals, letters, etc.) by this particular writer? Check the catalogue.
a.) How was the word "consumption" used in the eighteenth century? Go to the library homepage and click on the Reference Tab. Find the Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online).
b.) Find historic sources relating to shopping and consumption in the Eighteenth Century using one of the following tools:
b.) Answer the questions provided on the rubric. Select a source (newspaper article, journal entry, poem, etc.) and outline your search process to the class.
Working individually, find articles about shopping and consumption in the Eighteenth Century, using one of the following databases:
The Cambridge companion to English literature, 1740-1830
Weldon Stacks PR441.C36 2004
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life
Weldon Reference GT31.G74 2004
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth Century Writers and Writing
Weldon Reference PR441.B36 2011
Consult the following subject headings:
Literature Women Authors History and Criticism