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Shakespeare: A Research Guide: Home

The "Chandos Portrait" of Shakespeare by John Taylor, 1610. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cambridge Companions Online

All Cambridge Companions to Literature are available in their entirety through Literature Online (Lion). There are nine in the list that deal with Shakespeare and his work. Click the link below to see all the Cambridge Companions.

Charles Keene as Macbeth, 1858. Public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Page created and maintained by

Ted Bergfelt, MLS

Humanities Librarian


Welcome to this Gumberg Library research guide on the English playwright, William Shakespeare. Use it to find works by Shakespeare and information in many formats on this most-famous writer's life, times, and works. Use the tabs at the top of the screen to move through the guide.

Print Reference Works

E-Reference Works

The electronic reference works below can be consulted off-campus, but when you click on the title to access they work, you will need to enter your MultiPass username and password.

Print Companions