Our background databases mostly contain content from subject specialized encyclopedias and other reference books. They can be especially helpful because:
They provide overviews of topics so you can familiarize yourself before attempting more in-depth research.
They provide definitions and quick facts related to a topic.
They identify keywords that you can use as possible search terms in the HACC Catalog and databases.
They recommend additional reputable resources that are related to your topic.
Shakespeare Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks
The databases linked here contain Shakespeare focused reference works such as: Dictionary of Shakespeare; Oxford Companion to Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Theatre: A Dictionary of his Stage Context; Oxford A to Z Guide to Shakespeare.