Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories

Course #: EN234

About this Guide

This guide was created for EN234 students. It provides information about searching for videos and finding scholarly research about Shakespeare and his plays.

Getting Started

  • To access online resources from off campus, login with your Laurier Network Account or OneCard barcode and last name
  • Keep track of good sources when you find them by taking notes so that it will be easier to reference the sources later on

Finding Videos

Try searching these databases for online videos:

  • Theatre in Video
    • Try searching with the title as a keyword (e.g. Othello). Refine results by selecting "content type" (e.g. performance) on the left.
  • Films on Demand
    • Try searching with the title as a keyword (e.g. "King Lear"). Refine results by selecting "video type" (e.g. dramatic production) on the right.
To listen to the plays, check out Literature Online.
  • From the top menu, select "Texts" and then "Video and Audio". You'll find "Shakespeare audio plays".

Finding Scholarly Research

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

To search for peer-reviewed articles, start with a subject-specific (i.e. English) database. The English Research Guide lists databases. You might try:

Scholarly Books

Search the library catalogue for books using Advanced Search.

Not sure if your source is scholarly? Check out How Can I Tell if My Source is Scholarly? (video: 4:21)

Citing Sources in MLA, 8th Ed.

You'll find the MLA Handbook at Laurier Library (LB2369 .G53 2016).

It's also important to know when to cite. Understanding Plagiarism (video: 4:48) is an essential academic skill.


Did you know you can have one-on-one or small group research consultations with your librarian? Drop in or make an appointment. Please get in touch, I'll be happy to help!