Databases and Electronic Resources
Below you'll find databases that will be most useful regarding the study of Shakespeare. For a refresher on how to search some of the more major ones, like the MLA International Bibliography and Literature Criticism Online, see our guide on Starting Research, which has instructions for searching the major databases.
Databases to Get You Started with Your Research
The databases below will help you find articles and scholarly material. For all other databases associated with English Literature, please visit A-Z Databases.
Please note that the "Refine Search" tab reviews how to include additional databases in your EBSCO hosted database search. We recommend that you include International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text.
Reference Resources for Shakespeare Studies
Below you will find the references resources most suitable for the study of Shakespeare. Simply decide which resource meets your needs and click the appropriate link to discover a wealth of information related to Shakespeare and his work.
The Shakespeare Collection brings together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare complete works.
Digital Editions and Other Digitized Content
Below you will find databases and other collections that presented digitized editions and other related content. Please select that resource that most appropriately addresses your research or learning needs. Please note that links to the Norton Shakespeare and the New Oxford Shakespeare appear on the LibGuide homepage.
Shakespeare: Editions and Adaptations contains eleven major editions from the First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-6, twenty-four separate contemporary printings of individual plays, selected apocrypha and related works and more than one hundred adaptations.