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Shakespeare Research Guide: Books

Research tools for finding information for your Shakespeare paper.

Online eBooks on Shakespeare

Here are just a few eBook titles available online that may help your research on Shakespeare. Search the library catalog for more!

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Books on Shakespeare

Here are just a few titles available at Cerro Coso to help your research on Shakespeare. Search the library catalog for more!

Search for Library Books and EBooks

Library Call Number Sections

Books at Cerro Coso are shelved by subject using Library of Congress call numbers. Books on Shakespeare can be found in PR2750 - PR3112. Here are some further categories in that section:

  • PR2750 - PR2799: Collections of works.
  • PR2807: Hamlet
  • PR2821: Richard III
  • PR2825: Merchant of Venice
  • PR2829: Othello
  • PR2837: Twelfth Night
  • PR2880 - PR3112: General Criticism, Biography, and Historical Context

Subject Headings

When looking in the catalog (and some databases) for resources, try searching by subject keyword for more refined results. Here are some general subject headings you may wish to try:

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Othello (Fictitious character from Shakespeare)
  • Hamlet (Legendary character)