For tips on citation format, please see Diana Hacker's Humanities: Documenting Sources (bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e) or MLA Formatting and Style courtesy of the OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01).
Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number in the reference stacks on the first floor of the Ruth Haas Library. They may not be checked out, but photocopiers are available for student use on the first and third floors of the Haas Library.
|Dictionary of Biblical Allusions in English Literature||Ref PR 145.F8 1965|
|Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature||Ref PR 149.B5.D53 1992|
|Dictionary of Literary Terms||Ref PN 44.5.S46 1972|
|Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs . 2 volumes.||Ref PN 43.D48 1988|
|Dictionary of the History of Ideas. 5 volumes.||Ref CB 5.D52 1974|
|Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend||Ref BL 303.M45 1987|
|Cambridge History of English Literature (see volume 5)||Ref PR 83.C22 1933|
|A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture||Ref PR 411.C66 2000|
|Critical History of English Literature. 2nd edition.||Ref PR 83.D29 1970|
|Crowell's Handbook of Elizabethan and Stuart Literature||Ref PR 19.R8 1975|
|Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. 6 volumes.||Ref CB 361.E52 1999|
|Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, and America||Ref DA 357.W34 1999|
|Illustrated History of English Literature||Ref PR 83.G3 1935|
|Longman Companion to English Literature||Ref PR 19.G54 1978|
|Oxford Companion to English Literature. Revised edition.||Ref PR 19.D73 1995|
|Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance||Ref CB 361.C27 2003|
|Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland||Ref PR 109.E18 1992|
|Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain||Ref DA 315.O94 1996|
|Shakespearean Criticism (see long entry on "Sonnets" in volume 10)||Ref PR 2965.S44|
|Poetry Criticism (see long entry on "Sonnets" in volume 98)||Ref PN 1010.P499|
|Critical Survey of Poetry. Second revised edition (see volume 6).||Ref PN 1021.C74 2003|
|Essential Shakespeare: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies (see p. 126-137)||Ref PR 2894.C53 1993|
|New Moulton's Library of Literary Criticism (see volume 2, p. 1009)||Ref PR 85.N39 1985|
|Poetry Explication (see p. 380)||Ref Z 2014.P7.K8 1980|
|Shakespeare: A Study & Research Guide||Ref PR 2894.B44 1995|
|All Things Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's World. 2 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.O56 2002|
|A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets||Ref PR 2848.C66 2007|
|A Companion to Shakespeare's Works. 4 volumes.||Ref PR 2976.C572 2003|
|Critical Companion to William Shakespeare. 2 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.B69 2005|
|Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare (see entry on "Sonnets" in vol. 4, pp.1082-1277)||Ref PR 2976.G739 2005|
|Music from the Age of Shakespeare: A Cultural History||Ref ML 286.2.L67 2003|
|Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare. 4 volumes.||Ref PR 2952.5.B8|
|New Century Shakespeare Handbook||Ref PR 2892.C4|
|Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (see p. 438 for entry on "Sonnets")||Ref PR 2892.O94 2001|
|The Plays of Shakespeare: A Thematic Guide||Ref PR 2987.C28 2001|
|The Predecessors of Shakespeare: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama||Ref Z 2014.D7.L83 1973|
|Reader's Encyclopedia of Shakespeare||Ref PR 2892.C3|
|Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students||Ref PR 3072.O34 2002|
|Shakespeare: A Study and Research Guide||Ref PR 2894.B44 1995|
|Shakespeare A-Z||Ref PR 2892.B69 1990|
|Shakespeare Companion||Ref PR 2892.H3|
|Shakespeare for Students (see entry on "Sonnets" in volume 3, 788||Ref PR 2987.S47 2007|
|Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1623-1765. 4 volumes.||Ref PR 2976.V5|
|Shakespeare the Playwright||Ref PR 2976.C27 1991|
|Shakespeare's World and Work. 3 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.S56 2001|
|Complete Systematic Concordance to the Works of Shakespeare||Ref Ref PR 2892.S6|
|Concordance to Shakespeare (Bartlett)||Ref PR 2892.B34 1960|
|Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare||Ref PR 2892.S4177 1992|
|Dictionary of Shakespeare||Ref PR 2892.M27 2000|
|A Glossary of Shakespeare's Sexual Language||Ref 2892.W55 1997|
|Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare||Ref PR 2892.S62 1973|
|Pronouncing Dictionary of Shakespearean Proper Names||Ref Ref PR 3081.I65 1994|
|Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words: A Guide from A to Zounds||Ref PR 3081.C87 1998|
|Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students||Ref PR 3072.O34 2002|
|Shakespeare Concordance. 6 volumes.||Ref PR 2892.S6|
|A Shakespeare Glossary (Onions)||Ref PR 2892.O6 1986|
|Shakespeare Lexicon. 2 volumes.||Ref 2892.S4|
|Shakespeare Name Dictionary||Ref PR 2892.D33 1995|
|Shakespeare's Pronunciation||Ref PR 3081.K6|
|Shakespeare Well-Versed: A Rhyming Guide to All His Plays||Ref PR 2976.M765 2004|
|Shakespeare's Books: A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Sources||Ref PR 2892.G55 2004|
|Shakespeare's Language: A Glossay of Unfamiliar Words.... Second edition.||Ref PR 2892.S447 2008|
|Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context||Ref PR 3095.R53 2002|
|Shakespeare's Words: A Glossary & Language Companion||Ref PR 2892.C78 2002|
|International Dictionary of Theatre. 3 volumes.||Ref PN 2035.I49|
|Cambridge Guide to Theatre||Ref PN 2035.C27 1995|
|The Drama Dictionary||Ref PN 1625.H64 1988|
|The Elizabethan Stage. 4 volumes.||Ref PN 2589.C4|
|The English Drama, 1485-1585 (Oxford History of English Literature series)||Ref PR 641.W58 1969|
|Oxford Companion to the Theatre. 4th edition.||Ref PN 2035.H3 1983|
|Shakespearean Criticism. Selected volumes (use indexes in most recent volume).||Ref PR 2965.S44|
|Critical Survey of Drama. Second revised edition (see volume 6).||Ref PN 1625.C68 2003|
|Essential Shakespeare: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Modern Studies||Ref PR 2894.C53 1993|
|History of Shakespearean Criticism. 2 volumes.||Ref PR 2965.R3|
|New Moulton's Library of Literary Criticism (volume 2 covers Shakespeare)||Ref PR 85.N39 1985|
|Shakespeare Index: An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Articles: 1959-1983||Ref PR 2894.S25 1992|
|Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage. 4 volumes.||Ref PR 2976.V5|
|Shakespeare: The Playwright||Ref PR 2976.C27 1991|
|Elizabethan Bibliographies. 10 volumes.||Ref Z 2012.T3 1967|
|British Writers (see volume 1)||Ref PR 85.B688 1979|
|Dictionary of Literary Biography|
Vol. 62: Elizabethan Dramatists
Vol. 172: Sixteenth-Century British Nondramatic Writers
Vol. 263: William Shakespeare: A Documentary Volume
|Ref PS 21.D5|
|Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary||Ref CT 759.R46 2001|
|William Shakespeare: A Documentary Life||Ref PR 2893.S3|
|First Folio of Shakespeare (Norton)||Ref PR 2751.A15 1968|
|Shakespeare First Folio: Its Bibliographical and Textual History||Ref PR 1978.G74 1955|
|Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories & Tragedies: A Facsimile Edition of the First Folio||Ref PR 2751.A15 1954|
CONSULS catalog workstations are located in the Reference Area on the first floor, and on each of the other floors of the Haas Library. You may logon to CONSULS via the WCSU Libraries Homepage at library.wcsu.edu or directly at www.consuls.org. For more detailed instructions on searching, please see the yellow CONSULS flyer on the display rack on the first floor.
Please Note: CONSULS ignores upper and lower case and you may omit punctuation, except the hyphen which must be replaced by a space.
If your TITLE search does not retrieve an entry for a separately published edition of the work, select the Words Search option to re-execute the search as a Keywords search, then scan the CONTENTS field of each entry for the title of the work you need.
To limit search results to items owned by WCSU, click on Limit/Sort, then select WCSU under "Where Item Is Located."
CONSULS will display a list of Library of Congress subject headings that begin with the writer's name:
PLEASE NOTE: Personal name headings may also be subdivided by the titles of individual works:
Use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol to retrieve variant forms of a word root. Use the Boolean OR to expand your search by including synonyms and related terms. When using two different Boolean commands in the same search statement ("and " and "or" in the preceding examples) you must include parentheses to indicate which command is to be performed first.
There is a limit of ten (10) Inter-Campus Loan requests per person. Videos are available via Inter-Campus Loan. Please allow 4-5 days for delivery to the Circulation Desk at the Haas Library. Items borrowed via Inter-Campus Loan may be renewed for another borrowing period if no one has placed a HOLD on the item.
To find out if WCSU subscribes to a specific periodical in print or online:
1. Select Journal Title at the CONSULS main menu, then type the name of the periodical (example: shakespeare quarterly) and press RETURN. If a title list appears on the screen, select the desired title, then look inside the box to find WCSU holdings. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see if WCSU owns backfiles on microfilm or microfiche.
2. To find out if a given periodical is available in full-text in one or more of WCSU's online databases, search the title of the publication (example: shakespeare studies) in the A-to-Z Journal Title Locator available under Articles & Databases on the WCSU Libraries Homepage (library.wcsu.edu).
If the CSU Libraries do not own the book you need, or if WCSU does not subscribe to the periodical you need, you may request delivery of the item via Interlibrary Loan using the online ILLiad system available at: libguides.wcsu.edu/ill.
There is a limit of 5 Interlibrary Loan requests per person per day. Videos are not available via Interlibrary Loan. Under most circumstances, Interlibrary Loan is a free service, but please allow at least ten working days for delivery. You will be notified as soon as the material arrives. Faster document delivery service is available for a reasonable fee. Please see the librarian at the Reference Desk or call the Interlibrary Loan Desk at (203) 837-9114 for more information.
The following links will help you explore the growing number of Web sites devoted to William Shakespeare and his works:
The Reference Desk on the first floor of the Haas Library is staffed by a professional librarian who is trained to assist in your research, or you may contact Joan Reitz, Instruction Librarian, at 837-8308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. My office is in Room 402 (near the glass elevator) on the fourth floor of the Haas Library.