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ENG 323: Shakespeare: Research Resources

Research Resources

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias and dictionaries (terms often used interchangeably) provide an overview of a given subject, introduce basic concepts, summarize key issues, define terminology, and cite factual information. The articles, written by experts in the field, may also refer to other entries on related topics, and frequently include brief bibliographies to lead the researcher to other resources.

Artemis Literary Sources (online resource)
Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors, combining the full-text content of Dictionary of LIterary Biography, Contemporary Authors, and the Gale Literary Criticism series.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (online resource)
Full-text collection of reference books covering numerous subject areas, including literature and history.  Works can be searched simultaneously or individually.

Oxford Reference Online (online resource)
Full-text collection of reference books on broad range of subjects; may be searched individually or all together.

All Things Shakespeare:  An Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s World
Ref PR2892 O56 2002

The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Kings & Queens of Britain
Ref DA28.1 P55 2006

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature
Ref PN721 C66 2006

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
Ref CB361 E52 1999

The Oxford Companion to British History
Ref DA34 O93 1997

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (Rev. ed.)
Ref PR2892 O94 2015

Shakespeare A to Z
Ref PR2892 B69 1991b

A Shakespeare Glossary
Ref PR2892 O6 1986

Shakespeare’s World and Work
Ref PR2893 S56 2001

Tudor England:  An Encyclopedia 
Ref DA315 T753 2001 and E-book

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