This page outlines the resources for Dr. Shohet's Shakespeare course
Richard II assignment. Below you will find the databases we covered in class as well as additional resources that you may find useful in your research.
Resources for Textual Analysis: Contains resources for better understanding and developing your own analysis of Shakespeare's texts.
Articles and Criticism: Contains MLA International Bibliography and the World Shakespeare Bibliography, which are both excellent resources for scholarly peer reviewed criticism.
Resource Tutorials: Contains links to online tutorials for searching in EEBO, the OED, and Luna.
Organizing & Citing Your Sources: Has links to RefWorks and MLA style guides.
Shakespeare's First Folio (1623): Link to text in EEBO.
Resources for Textual Analysis
Open Source Shakespeare (Shakespeare Concordance)
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. Of particular interest on this site is the Concordance where you can search for words or phrases across Shakespeare's complete works.
Early English Books Online (Chadwyck-Healy)
Drama Criticism (Gale)
Organizing & Citing Your Sources
Organizing Your Sources
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.
Click HERE to view a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a RefWorks account.
MLA Style Guide
Follow the link above to access the EEBO record for Shakespeare's First Folio (Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies Publishedaccording to the true originall copies), then from the top navigation select "Full Text." You will be redirected to a warning page about viewing the full text, from this page select "Table of Contents," then go directly to "The life and death of King Richard the Second. 175Kb" or individual sections of the play.
In order to access records for Q1 (1597), Q2 or Q3(1598), Q4 (1608), or Q5 (1615) you will need to utilize the search strategies we discussed in class. You may also wish to make use of "Resource Tutorials" on this course guide, to get more tips for searching EEBO.