This article describes the implementation of and assessment findings for a digital archival assignment in the 3000‐level Victorian Literature and Culture course at Florida Gulf Coast University. The assignment utilized ProQuest's database, Queen Victoria's Journals, which comprises the extant journals of Queen Victoria, and demonstrated the value of primary historical research and digital archives in enhancing student content knowledge, information literacy, and critical thinking.
digital archives, undergraduate research, Queen Victoria, Victorian literature, Victorian culture, assessment, information literacy
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