Welcome to the Research Guide for your course on Shakespeare. The suggested databases are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here and through the library home page.
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Note: The PHC collection contains a number of valuable resources by Shakespeare and relating to his plays and poetry. You may search by subject or browse the collection in the PR 2800 through PR 3000 call number range. Some audio recordings and DVD's of Shakespeare plays are also available. Please see the catalog for details.
EBooks provides immediate access to thousands of full text books by and about Shakespeare that can be viewed immediately on your computer. Books containing historical background and context, as well as literary criticsm are available here.
The Literary Reference Center is an extensive, full text reference database with information combined from literary reference works, journals, and books. A search here is sure to bring results on any of a variety of literary topics. Please access this database through the Electronic Resources / Literature Research section from the library home page.
Note: Link is currently unavailable, please select from Electronic Resources page. MLA Bibliography is a resource for researching literature and language topics, including literature criticism. The site provides indexes, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Please access this database through the Electronic Resources / Literature Research section from the library home page.
Original sources provides access to full text original source information in the public domain, including works relating to American, British, World, Classical and juvenile literature.
Shakespeare quarterly (Print: 2001-present, online 1950-present)
Shakespeare studies (Online 1975-1997)
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/ offers access to the complete works of Shakespeare including plays and poetry online and without commentary.
http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/ is an annotated guide to the scholarly Shakespeare resources available on the Internet. Resources that are not scholarly, but usefulness to students, in the broadest sense, are placed in the section, ”Other.”
Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600--History and criticism.
Turabian is the approved citation format for this course. Check with the professor for premission to use other citation styles. Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection, Chicago manual of style, at Ref Z 253 .U69 2003 or online at several sites, such as OWL (Online Writing Lab).
Created: Gladden, 2008. Revised: Thornhill, 2010, 2011.