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Siperstein Library: Shakespeare Research

Library Catalog

User Guides

Use these guides to help navigate resources for the first time.

JSTOR A database that covers many subjects and fields of research. Useful for most of your research projects.
Evaluating Sources Using the CRAAP Test.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Distinguishes between different types of sources. Provided courtesy of American University.
Search Terms How to pick the best keywords for a search.
Boolean Operators Use these to narrow or broaden your database search. 
Library Catalog Finding print resources in the library.


Plagiarism Reminders

Guide to Using the Library Catalog

Shakespeare Lab - JSTOR

Shakespeare Online Resources


You're probably all familiar with JSTOR by now, but this is a great go-to for Shakespeare research.

Citation Resources

ProQuest eLibrary

This is a great resource with thousands of research articles related to Shakespeare.

Call Numbers

Anatomy of a Call Number
Read call #s alphanumerically  
Fiction Example
PZ7   L97967 Ban   2017
Subject of the Book     Author's Last Name            Title of the Book       Date of Publication     
Non-Fiction Example
TL 789.85 .K45 A3  2017
Subject of the Book     Author's Last Name            Title of the Book       Date of Publication