Shakespeare Research Guide

Databases  Reference  Books  Journals  Videos  Web Sites 

 This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in shakespeare and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian. 


Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research on Shakespeare.

To select the database(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Shakespeare Scholarship:

Most Frequently Used Databases for Finding Original Shakespeare Texts:

Additional databases are available from our Databases for English 

Or choose other databases from the Library's Databases page

Help Using the Databases 

Reference & Books

Shakespeare Reference - Select Works

Reference Online

Where to Browse in the Library

Print materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Collection (and in the Main Stacks) in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System: 822.33. 

Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?



Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on Shakespeare and his writing.

Shakespeare Web Sites

 Past last updated: 10 December 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services