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Research Guide: Shakespeare

Finding Books

Using Catalogs: Use the WSU online catalog to find location and availability of books and other media in Stewart Library.  Many books about Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies are located on level two of the library in the General Collection and begin with the call numbers  PR2800 to PR2983.  

Electronic Texts: The Internet Shakespeare Editions are scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays.  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare are online from MIT.

From Bookstores: Order books online from Amazon Books, Barnes and Noble or Yahoo Books Page. Also use Books in Print sources as needed.

Interlibrary Loan: If we do not own a particular book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan.


Reference Resources

The library has shelves of commentaries, concordances, encyclopedias and dictionaries on Shakespeare in the Reference collection beginning in the PR2890's.  For home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.

  • Videos: The Stewart Library Media Center on the lower level has over 40 Shakespeare videos.
  • Literature Resource Center: A complete literature reference database including links to biographies, article searches, lists of Shakespeare's works, etc. Designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student as well as the sophisticated casual user. Use the remote access service if you are off campus.
  • Shakespeare Collection: On CD ROM in the Stewart Library, ask for assistance at the reference desk.
  • Shakespeare Resource Center Searchable Glossary:

 


Finding Articles

Article Databases

To find articles on your topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical indexes. Each database usually covers a group of subject related journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. You can also search by the title of play, or by name of a character. For home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.

Electronic Journals

Print Journals

  • Shakespeare Studies - The print copy is available in the Stewart Library, back issues on the 2nd Floor, and recent copies on the main level in current periodicals  at this call number: PR2885.S64

  • Shakespeare Survey - The print copy is available in the Stewart Library, back issues on the 2nd Floor, and recent copies on the main level in current periodicals  at this call number:  PR 2888.C33

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Web Resources

Here are some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links, so explore!

Just for fun!


Research Tips


 

Updated December 29, 2008 . Please send comments to Carol Hansen
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