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- Finding critical essays for assignments
- Reference sources
- Finding books
- Performances of Shakespeare plays
- Guides to MLA style
- Additional sources of information on the Internet
If you are using these resources from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
- Literature Resource Center
- Includes more than 650,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 300 scholarly journals and literary magazines. Also includes book reviews in the popular press. The default search is by author, title, and/or key word. After searching, click the "Literature Criticism" tab.
A short, informal video on how to use Literature Resource Center is at http://screencast.com/t/NTdkZTliNWQ.
If you have low bandwith, or prefer text, a complete set of directions for using Literature Resource Center is available.
- JSTOR is a digital archive of journal content. Chemeketa has the archive collections Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences III, comprising about 400 journals. The collections are strong in the humanities. For best results, click on the Advanced Search link and then choose Article under Item Type.
- Academic OneFile [Gale]
- Available through Gale, Academic OneFile includes full text for more thousands scholarly periodicals covering a wide variety of topics including literature. Academic OneFile indexes a journal called Shakespeare Quarterly, which Chemeketa owns in paper format.
How to use Academic OneFile
Reference call numbers are given for printed books. If you are using the online resources from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
- Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
- "Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Theater" and "The Age of the Baroque and Enlightenment 1600-1800: Theater" include a chronologies of important events, articles on commercial theater in England, and biographical sketches.
- Masterplots II: Drama Series [R 809.204 M39]
- Organized alphabetically by title of play with Title and Author indexes in last volume. Short plot summaries and criticism; a good source to help one understand a play.
- Critical Survey of Drama [R 809.2003 C86]
- Volume 6 includes short introductions to Shakespeare's plays.
- The Crown Guide to the World's Great Plays [R 809.2 Sh6]
- Includes stage history of the plays.
- Dictionary of Shakespeare
- Entries on all aspects of Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare's Sexual Language: A Glossary
- Entries on the extensive sexual references of Shakespeare.
- Music in Shakespeare: A Dictionary
- Scholarly dictionary to musical terms used in the plays and poetry.
- Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
- An "authoritative guide to Shakespeare's plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. Special feature entries on every play are included."
- Shakespeare A to Z (Encyclopedia of Shakespeare on spine and cover) [R 822.33 Gbo]
- Nearly 1,000 entries on his life and works.
- A Shakespeare glossary [R 822.33 Fo]
- Explanations of words found in Shakespeare
- The Shakespeare Handbook [R 822.33 Gsh]
- Background, themes, and characters of the plays
- Shakespeare for students : critical interpretations of As you like it, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The merchant of Venice, A midsummer night's dream, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet * [R 822.33 Gsha]
- "Essential criticism" of the most-studied plays.
- Shakespeare's Books: A Dictionary of Shakespeare Sources
- Information on all the books which serve as sources of Shakespeare's plots and references.
- Shakespeare's Comedies: Comprehensive Research and Study Guide
- Plots, themes, and characters from Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Night's Dream, Merhcant of Venice, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night.
- Shakespeare's Legal Language: A Dictionary
- B.J. and Mary Sokol are the authors of this book which includes the complex language of property ownership as well as other legal terms.
- Shakespeare'sShakespeare's Military Language: A Dictionary
- Explains the frequent and unfamiliar terminology of military rank, weapons, etc., used in Shakespeare.
- Shakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary
- Treats Shakeepare's non-formal or casual vocabulary and usage. By Norman Blake.
- Shakespeare's Religious Language: A Dictionary
- This dictionary by R. Chris Hassell deals with the figurative and literal refrences to religion in the plays.
Literary Dictionaries And Handbooks
These reference books will explain specialized literary terms that may be found in works of criticism. If you are using the online reference books from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
- A glossary of contemporary literary theory [R 801.95014 H31]
- A multicultural dictionary of literary terms [R 803 C18]
- The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms [R 803 C74 and online]
- A Handbook to Literature [R 803 H73]
- Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature [R 803 M55]
- Also available online in Literature Resource Center. Start Literature Resource Center and click the "Dictionaries" link at the top of the page.
- New Handbook of Literary Terms
- Oxford Companion to English Literature [R 820.3 Ox2 and online]
- The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English [R 820.9 C14]
- The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms [R 803 C74 and online]
You can use Subject or Keyword searches to find books on your topic. The catalog uses special subject headings, which may be found in detail in: R 025.49 L61 Library of Congress Subject Headings. (The headings are searchable online at Library of Congress Authorities.) The catalog is accessible off campus at http://library.chemeketa.edu/information/cataloghome.php.
Numerous Electronic books are available through to Chemeketa students. If you are using these resources from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
If the material you want is not in Chemeketa's library
- you can change your search from Chemeketa to "All libraries" on the search page.
- For information about requesting books from other CCRLS libraries, see Requesting materials from another CCRLS library.
If what you want is not in the local system,
- you can also click the "Summit" link in the library catalog, or
- search Summit directly.
- Chemeketa students taking at least one credit hour and Chemeketa employees may request items in Summit and have them sent to Chemeketa, or they may set up a Visiting Patron account.
- How to use Summit and request items through the catalog
- For help with Summit requests, please contact the reference desk at 503-399-5231 or e-mail Reference.
If you do not find what you need in Summit, ask your local librarian to request an interlibrary loan. That way the book you need can be sent from Chemeketa or another library for you to check out and use locally.
If you live outside the college district, but in Oregon or Washington
- You can search in the Summit Catalog
- Chemeketa employees and students taking at least one credit hour may request items in Summit and have them sent to a Summit library where thay have set up a Visiting Patron account
- For help with Summit requests, please contact the reference desk at 503-399-5231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library catalogs use special subject headings, which may be found in detail online at Library of Congress Authorities.
If you do not live near a Summit library, you can
- Search your local library catalog, or you can search in that of Chemeketa or a third library to find material you need
- You will find all these options on the catalog page
- If the material you want is not in your local library, ask your local librarian to request an interlibrary loan. That way the book you need can be sent from Chemeketa or another library for you to check out and use locally
- A four-page guide to library research services for distant students contains more information on interlibrary loan.
Electronic books are available through to Chemeketa students NetLibrary. If you are using these resources from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
|Subject||Shakespeare's name||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616|
|Subject||Shakespeare's name, then scroll to subdivision "Criticism and interpretation"||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. -- Criticism and interpretation|
|Subject||Shakespeare's name, then scroll down to subdivision by title of play||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. -- Coriolanus|
|Subject||Library of Congress subject heading||English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism|
|Keyword||Shakespeare AND criticism||Shakespeare AND criticism|
|Keyword||Combination of words from playwright's name and title of play and criticism||Shakespear* AND Romeo AND criticism|
The asterisk (*) is a truncation character that tells the computer to return any word that begins with "Shakespear," such as Shakespeare, Shakespeare's, Shakespearean.
Ambrose Video has full-length performances of 14 Shakespeare plays in streaming video. If using from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
Theatre in Video has full-length performances of a number of Shakespeare's plays in streaming video. If using from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
- MLA handbook for writers of research papers [R 808.02 G35 2009]
- The complete, official guide to MLA style.
- The OWL at Perdue: MLA Formatting and Style Guide - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/#resourcenav
- Perdue University site with examples of MLA citations for different types of resources. Follows the 2009 edition of MLA Handbook.
- Citing Sources from Online Databases - http://library.chemeketa.edu/instruction/citing.php
- Chemeketa has prepared examples of articles in MLA format for you on this page.
- The Forest of Rhetoric: Silva rhetoricae - http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/
- A dictionary of figures of speech.
- Perseus Renaissance Materials - http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collection?collection=Perseus:collection:Renaissance&redirect=true#secondary1
- Include an online version of C.T. Onions's Shakespeare glossary, a standard work, and several other works of reference on Shakespeare.
- U Vic Writers' Guide - http://web.uvic.ca/wguide/Pages/StartHere.html
- Click "index" for an alphabetical list of terms, or browse by categories
- Words of Art - http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/creative/links/glossary.html
- Okanagan University site with glossary of critical terms.
To comment or request help, please e-mail Reference or call 503.399.5231.
Address of this page: http://library.chemeketa.edu/instruction/handouts/ENG201-203.php
Updated: 13 August 2013