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Frankenstein (Colavito): Home

Created for the Dr. Colavito's fall 2018 FYS and EN390 courses.

Victor Frankenstein becoming disgusted at his creation. Illustration from the frontispiece of the 1831 edition. Steel engraving  to the revised edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, published by Colburn and Bentley, London 1831. The novel was first published in 1818.

Check out more resources about the text, author, and literary elements of Frankenstein on the Research: Frankenstein page.

Image by Theodore Von Holst (1810-1844) - Tate Britain. Private collection, Bath. Public Domain.

Cover image of Science Magazine's January 12, 2018 issue is a graphic depiction of Frankenstein's monster

This depiction is the cover of the January 12, 2018 issue of Science. The illustration is by Craig & Karl. The Feature section of this issue is devoted to Frankenstein-themed articles. You can access these articles (volume 359, issue 6372) here.

Check out more resources about Frankenstein and medicine, health, science, and tech on the Research: Beyond Frankenstein page

Two men wearing masks of Frankenstein's creature hold signs that say

In 2011, two men dressed up as Frankenstein and walked around outside the Iowa Capitol in protest of a "Frankenstein" budget and policy bill being debated by the Iowa House.

Check out recommended resources for Frankenstein and politics on the Research: Beyond Frankenstein page.

Image: Frankenstein 1118 by Used under CC BY SA

First Things First

Welcome to your LibGuide!

This Guide has been specifically curated to assist you with this semester's assignments. Here's what to expect:

There are plenty of really fantastic resources available on the open web, discovered via Google. It will require you to do a lot more vetting on your own to ensure that the content and author are credible. The CRAAP test can help with that. 

If you use Google or Google Scholar to discover an item and wish to get the item or full-text for free from our library, here's two tools to know about: 

  • WorldCat Discovery: Functions as our catalog and the easiest way to request items that we don't own through interlibrarian loan. Works for physical items and most online content. Not recommended when tracking down articles.
  • Journals A-Z: Recommended to track down the full text of an article. Enter the name of any newspaper, journal, or magazine to see if we have access to it. If we do have access for the right year, you can select year/volume/issue/title until you are connected with the PDF or HTML of the article.

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