Research Guide: Shakespeare Criticism

Background Information

More books about Shakespeare and his work can be found on the fourth floor, in section PR.

  • All Things Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's World
  • REF PR 2892. O 56 2002
  • Dictionary of Shakespeare
  • Online only
  • Dictionary of Who, What and Where in Shakespeare
  • REF PR 2892. S 417 1997
  • Essential Shakespeare: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies
  • REF PR 2894. C 53 1993
  • Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare
  • REF PR 2982. S 62
  • Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
  • REF PR 2892. O 94 2001
  • Shakespeare A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times, and More
  • REF PR 2892. B 69 1990
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • REF PR 2976. C 55 1964

Journal Articles


JSTOR is an online journal archive that contains older articles from Shakespeare Quarterly and dozens of other high quality literature journals.

Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center can be used to locate articles on Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

MLA International Bibliography

This is one of the best literature databases in the world, and can be used to find articles on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets from All's Well that Ends Well to The Winter's Tale.

Project Muse

This journal archive specializes in literature and the humanities.

Web Resources

Absolute Shakespeare

Not only does this site contain full text, online copies of all of Shakespeare's plays and poems, but it also contains summaries of his works and a discussion of the Authorship Debate.

Shakespeare Help

This site contains links to Shakespearean research and criticism, and videos of important scenes in some of Shakespeare's plays.

Shakespeare Resource Center

This directory contains links not only to sites about Shakespeare, but also about the history, culture, and language of his time.

Voice of the Shuttle: Renaissance & Seventeenth Century Literature

The Voice of the Shuttle provides a list of links to best humanities web sites. Their Renaissance and Seventeenth Century Literature section can not only help you find information about Shakespeare but also information on his contemporaries; Elizabethan drama, literature, and history; literary criticism, and more.

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