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VIC164H: Ideas & Their Consequences—Literary & Artistic Realms of the Imagination

Research tools, resources, and strategies for the students enrolled in the course during the 2021–2022 academic year, taught by Professor Robert Davidson.

About This Guide


James Ricalton, Victoria CollegeThe guide is a companion to the library research seminar taught by Agatha Barc and Colin Deinhardt (Reader Services and Instruction Librarians, Victoria University Library).

The materials included in the guide are intended to assist you with completing the assignments associated with the course. They are highly selective and we have chosen them based on the content, subject matter, and the description of the course, as outlined in the syllabus. 

Research Resources & Tools in the Guide

The content of the guide consists of digital reference sources associated with the main works of literature studied in the course: Don Quixote, Madame Bovary, and Nights at the Circus. It also provides links to additonal tools resources that include sources on these and other novels, such as journal databases.

To help you learn about citing sources using the MLA style of documentation, the guide contains links to the electronic edition of the MLA Handbook, along with helpful advice on writing academic essays.


Lead image: James Ricalton (1844–1929), Victoria College (c.1895).