William Shakespeare Resources

Finding Books:

Books about William Shakespeare in the Spangler Library collection, and the Atlantic County Library System, can be located by searching the Online Book Catalog.

Examples of useful Subject Headings to search include:

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616   - - Biography
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616   - - Characters
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616   - - Characters, - Hamlet
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616   - - Criticism and Interpretation
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616   - - Dictionaries, indexes, etc.
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564 - 1616   - - Stage History

Using Reference Books:

Reference Books on William Shakespeare in the Spangler Library include:

  • Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare. Ref  PR2987 A8
  • A Dictionary of the Characters and Proper Names in the Works of Shakespeare. Ref  PR2892 S67
  • The Reader's Encyclopedia of Shakespeare. Ref  PR2892 C3
  • Shakespeare's Characters: A Historical Dictionary. Ref  PR2982 T45
  • A Shakespeare Glossary. Ref  PR2892 06
  • Shakespeare's Names: A pronouncing Dictionary. Ref  PR3081 K57
  • The Standard Book of Shakespeare Quotations. Ref  PR2892 S64
  • Who Was Who in Shakespeare. Ref  PR2989 Q4 1973

Online Resources:

  • Hamlet Online offers an extensive list of Web sites devoted to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
  • Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet is an annotated guide to scholarly Shakespeare resources on the World Wide Web. One of the most recommended Web sites.
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library is a major center for scholarly research with the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, in addition to rare Renaissance books and manuscripts.

Articles in magazines and scholarly journals can be located by using the following databases:

  • EBSCOhost includes the full-text of over 3205 titles, and indexing for over 3,000 general interest and scholarly publications. EBSCOhost can be accessed off campus. Please contact the Library circulation desk for login directions.