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Hans Christian Andersen: Sources for Andersen Research

H. C. Andersen

"Hans Christian Andersen" by GmanViz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.Hans Christian Andersen was a 19th-century Danish author, best known for his timeless children's stories and fairy tales. His stories have been translated into numerous languages and have inspired countless adaptations in various artistic media.

Explore these resources to find primary and secondary sources. Search for Hans Christian Andersen by name, or the titles of individual works (in English, Danish, or other languages), or combine subject terms and keywords to find relevant materials.

Societies, Associations, Research Centers

Scholarly societies and associations, research centers, and other institutions may be dedicated to an author, their work, and their legacy. These institutions may provide publications or other relevant resources.

Museums & Other Collections

Andersen's manuscripts, art, and other relics are housed in various libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions. Some of these offer digital collections online to supplement their physical collections, offering online access to unique materials. Explore these institutions' online Andersen collections and find access to a range of primary and secondary sources.

Encyclopedias & Reference

Search author names in comprehensive general reference collections online to find biographical sketches, bibliographies, and more from a diverse range of disciplinary approaches.


Scholarly journals may cover a discipline or subject area broadly, or may have a more focused topic, such as a single writer and their body of work.

Databases | Literature

These databases provide access to a wide range of primary and secondary sources in literary studies, including journal articles and book contents. Search an author's name to find references and full text for literary works, critical essays, literary criticism, scholarship, and more.

Databases | Other Disciplines

Disciplinary databases provide references for articles, book reviews, book chapters, and other publications within a particular subject area. Many databases also link to full text when available.

Dissertations & Theses

Explore theses and dissertations to discover in-depth research, extensive literature reviews, and novel approaches. Find graduate-level research on Andersen and other literary topics in these search tools.

Digital Libraries

These digital library collections provide access to full-text books and journals spanning various disciplines. Unlike bibliographic databases that offer references to literature from various sources, digital libraries solely offer references to content available within their own holdings. Search for an author to find full-text content from a range of interdisciplinary sources.

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