Y8: Researching Shakespeare in the Library and Online

This guide is designed to help you research Shakespeare’s life, using resources both inside and outside the library. If you have questions about using these resources, please see Ms. Beeman or any of the library staff.

Research in the Library

Use the library catalog to search for books, movies and other library materials! http://library.shrewsbury.ac.th

Start with these call numbers:

  • JNF and NF 822.33 (Shakespeare’s life and plays)
  • JNF and NF 792.0942 (theater information)
  • JNF and NF 942.055 (Elizabethan history)
  • DVD 822.33 (movies)


World Book Online

World Book Online is an online encyclopedia: http://www.worldbookonline.com

Username: SHBlibrary; Password: SHBlibresource

Use World Book to search for articles, e-books, images, videos and more about Shakespeare and life in Elizabethan England.

Recommended Websites


“It’s not enough to speak, but to speak true.” — A Midsummer Night’s Dream


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