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This guide is a starting point for finding scholarly articles about Shakespeare and his works using databases provided by the Dulaney-Browne Library.

To review how to search with Boolean operators, take this brief, interactive tutorial from Colorado State.

Three databases in EBSCOhost are particularly useful for finding resources on Shakespeare and his works: Academic Search Complete and Humanities International Complete. Use this search box to search these two databases at once:

Keep in mind that you can add/or take away EBSCOhost databases at any time. To do that from the EBSCOhost interface, click the Choose Databases link and check the box next to the ones you'd like to add.

Here are some suggested database combinations for Shakespearean themes.

Religious Theme: ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials

Musical Theme: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Music Index

Business/Leadership Theme: Business Source Complete

Performing Arts: International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text


If you don't find what you need in EBSCOhost databases, try JSTOR and Project Muse. These databases must be searched separately because they're hosted on different platforms.


Shakespeare Bulletin - available in full-text from 2006 to the present in Project Muse.

Shakespeare Quarterly - available in print from 1963-2010; 1950-1962 available in JSTOR; 2011 to the present available in Project Muse.

Shakespeare Studies - available in full-text from 1975 to the present in EBSCOhost's Academic Search Complete.



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