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The final essay for the winter term is a research paper on "Jane Eyre" that is grounded in deep analysis of the text that utilizes one outside source. Both the source and the topic need to be cleared with Ms. Campbell.


The British Library offers several resources on Victorian literature (including Jane Eyre) and life in Victorian Britain.

Some topics of interest for your paper might include:

  • Fairytale & realism in Jane Eyre
  • Female education in the Victorian era
  • Social perceptions during the Victorian era
  • Feminism and gender roles
  1. Use an organizational system like Noodletools to keep track of your research. Be sure to write down the exact words precisely as you read or heard them to avoid plagiarism.
  2. Record all the information about that source you are going to need later: author’s name, the title of the book or website, page numbers, etc. See How to Cite specific sources for the complete list.
  3. Create a Works Cited list as a separate page at the end of your paper, using the citation information you recorded when you were taking notes. See How to make a Works Cited for a sample Works Cited.
  4. In addition to listing all cited sources on the Works Cited page, you also have to provide an in-text citation for all quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. Refer to our examples of How to format In-Text Citations.
  5. In addition to proper citation, you will need to integrate your quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. To learn more about how to introduce and put quotations into context, visit our guide on How to Integrate Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries.


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"I am no bird, and no net ensnares me," declares Jane in this manuscript copy of Jane Eyre in Brontë's handwriting. 

The British Library Board (Click the image to visit the Smithsonian Magazine article)