Welcome to your course guide.

Here you will find tools and resources to help you engage in research for your course, but don't forget the library has many many resources that are all available to your as Villanova students. Although the resources on this page are specific to your current class your understanding of how to use these resources can be applied to other library resources for other classes in the future.

Other Helpful Library Pages

For a comprehensive list of the databases available to you through the library see Databases A-Z
 
For resources by subject area see Falvey's Subject Guides page.
 

Search Smarter!

The Web vs. Library Databases – A comparison
A guide to understanding and evaluating the difference between scholarly and non-scholarly resources

Is it Scholarly? Tips for critically evaluating your information resources.
 

Avoid Problem Areas

Harvard Guide to Using Sources: What Constitutes Plagiarism? Under the section labeled as online tutorials there are tutorials you can take to help you better understand academic integrity and how to avoid plagiarism. 

 Critical Articles

  MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to present. Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals..

  Drama Criticism (Gale)
Provides critical analyses of significant dramatists or plays. For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer's major works and more. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Titles of the plays are searchable. Reprints also available from Literature Resource Center.

  JSTOR
Provides a full-text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

 Resources for Textual Analysis

 Streaming Video

Digital Theatre Plus
Provides online access to a streaming video collection of current, leading British theatre productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources featuring detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, relationship maps, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play.

  Resource Tutorials

  Shakespeare's First Folio (1623)

  Organizing & Citing Your Sources