ENG 3090: Shakespeare
There are two main types of secondary sources that will be useful for this assignment: books and journal articles. Typically, articles will analyze a highly specific topic (e.g., "'Obscured by Dreams:' Race, Empire, and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream), while books take on a bit broader topics (e.g., Shakespeare, Race, and Colonialism). Keep this distinction in mind as you search so that you can adjust your search terms accordingly.
With I-Share you can search for books at nearly 100 academic libraries throughout Illinois. I recommend using I-Share for this assignment because it has much more extensive collections on Shakespeare and his times than we do at Brandel. Books you request from other libraries will be delivered to our circulation desk for you to pick up.
Finding Scholarly Articles
MLA is the primary database for scholarly journal articles about literature and languages. Use it to find analyses of Shakespeare's works and times.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary database with extensive coverage of both history and literature. It is your best source for articles on early modern England.
Project Muse is similar to JSTOR, but with more recent journal articles.