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Shakespeare: Library Research

Using Article Quick Search

Article Quick Search is the name of the search engine for the library's journal content. It includes both titles the library owns and some it does not. If the library does not have access to an article, request it through Interlibrary Loan. Be sure first that the library does not own the title!

UML Library Databases

Google Scholar Sample Searches

Google Scholar limits your search to .edu, .gov and .org sources and searches many of the UML Libraries' subscription databases. It also has the advantage of telling you how many scholars cited each article when writing their scholarly articles and gives you a link to find related articles once you find one that you feel is particularly relevant to your research.

Remember to use quotes to keep words together when researching your topics. The word and may be substituted for the "+" sign in the examples below. Some choices for the themes suggested for research on the plays are:

  • Leadership + "Antony and Cleopatra"
  • Power + "Antony and Cleopatra"
  • Culture + Rome + Egypt
  • Ethics + "Antony and Cleopatra"
  • Leadership + Ethics + "Antony and Cleopatra"
  • "Women as Leaders"
  • "Women as Leaders" + Cleopatra
  • Cleopatra as Leader
  • Cleopatra as Ruler

Do not limit your research by only using these suggestions. Try other combinations. If you are not finding anything, start with a broad topic and refine your search based on your findings.