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Includes Shakespearean publications from CONSORT and OhioLink, tips for using CONSORT and MLA International Bibliography for research on Shakespearean subjects. Learn how to locate Shakespearean criticism and resources on Shakespeare and film.

Finding Criticism

Below, I have included a handful of databases that contain literary criticism on Shakespeare and his works. 

Gale Literature Criticism

Gale's collection of otherwise hard to find articles includes the following series: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

MLA International Bibliography

Do keyword searches in MLA for the title of one of Shakespeare's works, a character name, or a theme AND the word Shakespeare (i.e., murder AND Shakespeare).  Many articles are available in full text.

JSTOR and The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center

Simply search the title of a work, a character, or a theme AND the words Shakespeare (i.e., marriage AND Shakespeare) to find full text articles.