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Shakespeare Research Guide: Websites

Research tools for finding information for your Shakespeare paper.

JSTOR: Understanding Shakespeare

JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare Site ScreenshotUnderstanding Shakespeare, the JSTOR Shakespeare Lab, is an offshoot of JSTOR that allows you to find articles connected with Shakespeare plays, line by line. To start, type the name of a play into the search bar or select from the list. 

You can scroll through the entire play or jump to a specific scene. Once you've selected the scene you want, you will notice numbers to the right of each line. These represent the number of articles in JSTOR that reference or cite this line or paragraph. Click a number to highlight the line and open the list of articles.

JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare Results PageNote: Cerro Coso does not have access to the full text of every article that is listed in this website. Additionally, because this website does not go through the library database page, most of these articles cannot be viewed off-campus with your standard student ID login. However, there are several ways to access the full text of some of these articles:

1. Access them from on campus.

2. Copy the title of the article from the website, open the JSTOR site from the library database page after logging in with your student ID, and paste it into the search bar.

3. Register for an individual account with JSTOR and access up to three JSTOR titles on your shelf every two weeks for free. Note that this individual account is entirely separate from your student access through the Cerro Coso Library.

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