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English Studies Research Guide

This page provides research support for courses and topics within the Department of English.

Finding Plays

Search the following subject headings in the library catalog:

Plays - collections

Drama - collections


Browsing the Stacks

Theater books are generally found on the 6th floor with older books on the ground floor in compact shelving. 

PN1600-3307: Literature (General). Drama:

  • PN1720-1861: Drama. History:
  • PN2000-3307: Dramatic representation. The Theater.
  • PN2131-2193: By time period

PN6110.5-6120: Collections of General Literature. Drama. 

Reference Books

Databases and Web Resources

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Full text of Shakespeare's works provided by MIT.

Open Source Shakespeare

Open Source Shakespeare includes a search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Search results are organized by topic, work, and character. This site is provided by the George Mason University.