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CNX 134: Why Shakespeare?


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Search the following databases to find scholarly articles about Shakespeare's plays. Remember to use keywords when searching library databases. 

Search the following sources to discover scholarly articles on Shakespeare's plays.

On the Advanced Search page:

  • Keyword: type in your theme or issue here
  • Name of Work: type in the name of the play
  • More options:
    • Select: documents with full text
    • by product/series: select: 
      • Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800,
        Shakespearean Criticism
    • ​by content type: Literature Criticism
    • by document type: Essay

Search tips for MLA:

  • Structure your search statements similar to those you used in the F&M catalog.
  • Take advantage of the options to Refine Results
    • Limit to: Exclude dissertations  |  Peer reviewed


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