Shakespeare

This guide will help you research William Shakespeare and his work.

Beyond Our Collection: Interlibrary Loan

Using the Interlibrary Loan Service

InterLibrary Loan: No library has it all! But the InterLibrary Loan (or ILL) is a service offered by Holman Library for borrowing books and articles from other libraries. 

For your research it is important to search many places.
  • First, start with the books and articles available through the Holman Library.

  • Then, If you find books and articles that the Library does NOT have access to, just request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Using Interlibrary Loan increases the amount of resources available to you and helps you become a more thorough researcher.

Note:
  • Books and other items that require mailing may take 1-2 weeks.

  • Articles and other digital items may arrive within 2-5 days. Use your email as your contact info and the article will be sent directly to you.


Other places you can search...

Use the links below to look for books, articles and more beyond our collection:

To request an item, use information you find in the tools above to fill out the Student Interlibrary Loan form. If you need help filling out this form, call the library reference desk at (253) 931-6480.

InterLibrary Loan requests are free to current GRC students, faculty and staff.

Holman Library Catalog

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Wondering what to type in the search box? Search by play title, keywords related to your subject, or author (Shakespeare). Combine keywords with AND:

  • shakespeare AND biography
  • hamlet AND psychology
  • hamlet AND criticism

 

Browse titles online

Shakespeare has his own call number: 822.33! Click the number below to see a list from our catalog of books by and about Shakespeare.

Sample titles in the GRC library

We have literally hundreds of books on Shakespeare. Here's a select list of just a few that might be relevant to your analysis of his works. You can find these and other GRC items by searching the Holman Library Catalog to the left. 

Why use a book?

Books contain biographical and historical analysis of Shakespeare and his times, plays and poetry by Shakespeare, and literary criticism about Shakespeare's work.

Use books and book chapters if you need information with scholarly depth or historical perspective.

Fig 3. Poliphilo. "Before the Performance: Shakespear's Globe." 13 June 2008. Wikimedia Commons. Web. 3 May 2014. This image is cc licensed with no use restrictions.

Suggested Shakespeare-related titles in the GRCC library

We have literally hundreds of books on Shakespeare. Here's a select list of just a few that are good for your 126 Paper #2. You can find these and other GRC items by searching the Holman Library Catalog.