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About this guide

About this guide

Welcome to our Shakespeare Research Guide

This guide is meant to give an overview of materials and resources available at SUSS Library and beyond for researchers in Shakespeare. Use the tabs on the left to find articles, books, background information and more.

Here are some examples of keywords and phrases which can be used when searching for Shakespeare resources in SUSS Library

  • Shakespeare 
  • Shakespeare plays
  • Shakespeare sonnets 
  • Shakespeare interpretations 
  • understanding Shakespeare 
  • modern Shakespeare 
  • teaching Shakespeare 
  • Shakespeare and films 
  • Shakespeare and history 
  • Shakespeare and language 
  • Shakespeare and characters 
  • Shakespeare and society 
  • renaissance and Shakespeare 
  • renaissance literature 
  • renaissance studies and literature 
  • English literature and Shakespeare 


Spotlight on eBooks

Click here to search SUSS Library for more resources 


Search e-journals


Suggested Databases

For the complete list of databases, go to Databases A-Z

NLB eResources 

For additional databases, go to NLB eResources 


Online videos on Shakespeare

University of Warwick - Understanding Shakespeare's Sonnets 

Ted-Ed Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter (David T Freeman and Gregory Taylor) 

Folger Shakespeare Library - 'Shakespeare's Virtues; with Professor Julia Reinhard Lupton 

Links beyond SUSS