This LibGuide was created before March 2020. While many of the resources mentioned can be found online, there may be some references to physical resources which are currently inaccessible due to the temporary closure of the Bodleian Libraries.
If you need help finding or using any of the online resources listed you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This guide is intended as a quick introduction to some of the key online resources for Shakespeare available via SOLO as well as some freely available web resources.
The databases 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 can also provide you with valuable research tools.
For access to the majority of resources covered in this guide go to the ‘English’ section of the subject list on Databases A-Z. You will find the Shakespeare Collection and the Arden Shakespeare under the sub-heading ‘Author-specific resources’; Cambridge Collections Online is listed under ‘Reference & Criticism’. Alternatively, you can search for each separate resource in the Title List option. Film resources are listed under the Film Studies subject area.
|Bodleian First Folio||Understanding Shakespeare|
|Shaksper: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference||The Folger Shakespeare Library|
|Internet Shakespeare Editions||Folger Digital Texts|
|Rare Book Room||Shakespeare in Quarto (British Library)|
|The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust||MIT Global Video & Performance Archive|
|World Shakespeare Bibliography||Shakespeare's Words
an online version of David and Ben Crystal's glossary and language companion.
Below is an amended recording of the training session usually offered in the EFL Computer Room for 2nd and 3rd year English students. This session will take you through some of the key online resources for Shakespeare research online.
Please note: this session was recorded during May 2020 and as such focuses on online resources only.