Shakespeare Background Research

Here are some recommended sources to do background research on Shakespeare and his plays.

Research databases (all articles include citations for your Works Cited)!

Shakespeare eBookshelf (InfoTrac) ~ a collection of eBooks related to Shakespeare & his times, pulled from our full InfoTrac collection, including Shakespeare for Students and Elizabethan World Reference Library.
The Shakespeare Collection (InfoTrac) ~ an extensive collection of authoritative materials supporting literary, textual, historical, and performance studies

World History in Context ~ search specific topic or combine with “Elizabethan” (e.g. transportation AND Elizabethan in advanced search)

Britannica School ~ when you’re using this at school, you won’t need a password; from home, see Ms. Martin for the username and password (handout in the library)

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