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Shakespeare Research and Resources: Reference and E-Reference Materials

An overview on conducting research on all things Shakespearean with additional information for Steven Chiolis's Eng 4 (Othello) and Humanities 3 (The Tempest) classes.

E-Reference Materials

To use any of the library's E-Reference Books while you are off-campus, you will need to log in.

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  • First 2 letters of first name,
  • First 2 letters of last name,
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  • Example: jado6789

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Bloom's Literary Reference OnlineFeatures content from Facts On File's extensive print literature reference collection (including essays by Harold Bloom) which examines great writers, important works, memorablecharacters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Credo ReferenceNearly 4 million full-text entries in subjects from Art to Technology for your research, paper writing and studying needs. Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more.  Search under the subject Literature for materials on Shakespeare and related topics.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryeReference book collection - Search across all GVRL subject encyclopedias. Subjects covered: artsenvironment, general referencehistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnation and worldreligionscience, and social science. Search under the subject Literature for reference materials on Shakespeare. 

Shakespeare for StudentseReference book - Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.




Encyclopedias in Reference Collection

Subject Guide