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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.

Shakespeare Journals

Shakespeare has an entire field of study devoted to him. Try keyword searches in the Shakespearean journals below.

Looking Beyond Literature

Even a paper about Shakespeare's work is rarely just about Shakespeare. Many projects are multidisciplinary, or projects using two or more different academic disciplines. Each of you will have to figure out what subjects are ideal for your specific topics and interests, but below I have included a brief guide to some of the other resources you might find interesting.

To see a complete list of databases OWU students have access to, you can go to A-Z Databases. From there, you can simply click the 'All Subjects' button and limit to a specific subject area of your choice!

British Literary Manuscripts Online

Presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials.

Gender Studies Database

Combines the Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues.

Historical Abstracts

Indexes and abstracts the research literature of modern (1450- ) world history (excluding the United States and Canada)

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Covers all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.

LGBTQ+ Source

A comprehensive database covering the world's literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. LGBTQ+ Life contains indexing and abstracts for hundreds of LGBTQ+-specific core periodicals, books and reference works.