World Shakespeare Bibliography Online (1972 to present)
Includes annotated entries for books, articles, reviews, productions, and more.
MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
Shakespeare Glossary [Ref PR2892 .O6 1986]
G e o g r a p h y
Historical Atlas of Britain [Ref X G1812.21.S1 H57 1981]
Times London History Atlas [Ref x G1819.L5 T5 1991]
Columbia Gazetteer of the World [Ref G103.5 .C65 1998]
H i s t o r i c a l a n d C u l t u r a l B a c k g r o u n d
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance [Ref CB361 .E52 1999] or The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students (condensed version)
Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan world [Ref DA357 .W34 1999]
Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes [GT510 .R3313 1988]
Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642 [Ref PR658.S59 D47 1999]
Reading Shakespeare in Performance: King Lear [PR2819 .L8 1991]
King Lear (Shakespeare in Performance series) [PR2819 .L4 2004]
EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
Cambridge Companions Complete Collection
Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars. Use this also to search within the annual Shakespeare Survey volumes, which are in print at Frost PR2888 .C3