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Scholarly Articles and Databases
Here you will find a wide variety of databases and other places to find academic or scholarly articles about Shakespeare and his work. My personal favorite is JSTOR's Understanding Shakespeare, a free, easy to use resource that allows you to easily see how often lines from Shakespeare's plays have been written about in scholarly articles and to easily access those articles.
To search our library's databases for scholarly, academic, or peer-reviewed articles, use the OneSearch bar on our homepage. Make sure you change "Search Cañada College" to "articles." Also, click on "Peer-Reviewed Journals" in the limiter column on the left -and side of the page.
Streaming Film Databases
Please see the Watch These! tab of this LibGuide.
Publicly Available Databases
JSTOR's Understanding Shakespeare
This is an amazing resource for finding other articles or works to discuss in your essay! "Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly see articles on JSTOR that reference the line."
This databases allows you to read the full text of any of Shakespeare's plays. To the right of each line is a number; if you click on that number, the databases will show you all of the different academic or scholarly articles that reference that line.
Open Source Shakespeare
"Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind."
Founded on 9 July 2014, Folgerpedia is the Folger Shakespeare Library's collaboratively-edited, search-based encyclopedia of all things "Folger." Content of the articles has been contributed by various departments within the institution, as well as Folger readers and other scholars. The articles address each topic as it relates to the Folger and the Folger collection. There is a variety of article types that can be found on Folgerpedia, including: lists; how tos; and encyclopedic entries concerning items in the collection, Shakespeare's works and characters, and his works in performance.
Folger Shakespeare Library Online Resources
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers a broad array of online resources to aid students and scholars with their research on Shakespeare and the early modern period. A list of these online resources and a brief description of their functionality is below.