This guide is intended as a quick introduction to some of the key online resources for Shakespeare available via OxLIP+ as well as some freely available web resources.
Why use online resources?
There are three main advantages to using online resources:
The databases on OxLIP+ can help you locate references to books and journal articles on a particular topic, as well as providing electronic access to the full-text of poems, plays, book reviews and bibliographies.
You can print, download or email information retrieved from most of these. Other recommended peer-reviewed web resources, such as those available via Intute, can also provide you with valuable research tools.
Using a combination of print and online resources will provide you with a much wider range of material than relying on what you can find on the library shelves.
|Bodleian First Folio||Understanding Shakespeare|
|Shaksper: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference||The Folger Shakespeare Library|
|Internet Shakespeare Editions||Shakespeare's Globe - recommended resources|
|Rare Book Room||Shakespeare in Quarto (British Library)|
|The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust||Shakespeare's Words|
|Folger Digital Texts||MIT Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive|
For access to the majority of resources covered in this guide go to the ‘English’ section of the subject list on OxLIP+. You will find the Shakespeare Collection and the Arden Shakespeare under the heading ‘Author-specific resources’; Cambridge Collections Online and Blackwell Reference Online are listed under ‘Reference & Criticism’. Alternatively, you can search for each separate resource in the Title List option on OxLIP+. Film resources are listed under the Film Studies subject area.