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William Shakespeare: Finding Sources

Electronic Books

You can look for eBooks in the databases below. Many titles can be downloaded to a reader, and most are easily searchable. If you need any help, ask us.

Selected e-Books

Search with these books by using a search within the box in either the upper right-hand corner or left-hand column after you open the book. 

Databases and Artcles

Database Tips:

  • Less is more! Keep the searches down to fewer words.
  • Use a variety of words or phrases to describe what you're looking for, and don't be afraid to do multiple searches.
  • Find a few articles that work, and look for new words/phrases to describe what you're looking for (and write them down for later reference!!), and search again using those new phrases or words.
  • Watch out for the number of results in your searches, it’s important! Less is more -- try to get less than 60 results per search so you can look over your results over quickly. Note that the first page of results may not be the best picks for your topic, so look them all over!

If you need more help, you can chat with a Librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, email us, or make an appointment for a one on one consultation online or face to face in the library. You can also check out our Searching for Articles & Using Databases Guide below: 

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