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Dracula (1897): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Bram Stoker's Dracula

Library Databases

Click on the links below to search for criticism and interpretation of literary works, as well as biographical information about authors. To access databases from off-campus, you will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your Truxal Library card or AACC photo ID.

Use this database for general background information and to define unfamiliar words and phrases:     

To further research historical context of literary works, use:

Use these databases to broaden your search:

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Read or Search Stoker's Dracula Online

Full text of Bram Stoker's Dracula is available on the Web at:

Print copies are also available in Truxal Library.

Reference Material

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Stoker's Dracula. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • British Writers [vol 3]
  • A Companion to Science Fiction
  • A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 3]
  • Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia
  • Edwardian and Georgian Fiction
  • Handbook of Gothic Literature
  • Literature and Its Times [supl 1, part 1]
  • Man, Myth and Magic: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion, and the Unknown [vols 3, 11]
  • Masterplots [vol 3]
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 32] - locate the topical essay "Supernatural Fiction in the Nineteenth Century"
    • [vol 156] - locate the topical essay "The New Woman in Nineteenth-Century Literature"
  • Novels for Students [vol 18]
  • Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 8, 144] - find Dracula in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 46] - locate the topical essay "Vampires in Literature"
    • [vol 50] - locate the topical essay "Occultism in Modern Literature"
  • World Literature and Its Times [vol 4]

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for either:

  • Stoker, Bram
  • Dracula
  • Vampires
  • Vampires in Literature

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Bram Stoker, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

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