Texts We Have Available:


Bloom's how to write about William Shakespeare (Copy: 34180000302983) LIT. RES. 809 SHAElizabethan drama (Copy: 34180000304373) LIT. RES. 809 SHA A Student's Guide to William Shakespeare (Copy: 34180000306824) LIT. RES. 809 SHAWilliam Shakespeare (Copy: 34180000306829) LIT. RES. 809 SHAWilliam Shakespeare : tragedies (Copy: 34180000306833) LIT. RES. 809 SHAShakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102076) 822.33 Sha v. 1Shakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102077) 822.33 Sha v. 2Shakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102078) 822.33 Sha v. 3Shakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102079) 822.33 Sha v. 4Shakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102081) 822.33 Sha v. 6Shakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102082) 822.33 Sha v. 7 Shakespearean criticism : excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry (Copy: 34180000102083) 822.33 Sha v. 8Critical companion to William Shakespeare. Volume I: a literary reference to his life and work (Copy: 34180000306846) 822.6 SHA V. 1Critical companion to William Shakespeare. Volume II : a literary reference to his life and work (Copy: 34180000306845) 822.6 SHA V. 2

Critical approaches to literature : psychological (Copy: 34180000309030) LIT. RES. 809 BLO

Macbeth (Copy #34180000113531) LIT. RES. 809 SHA

Understanding Macbeth : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents (Copy: 34180000307942)LIT. RES. 809 SHA

William Shakespeare's Macbeth: Series: Bloom's notes (Copy: 34180000113551) LIT. RES. 809 SHA

William Shakespeare's Macbeth: Series: Bloom's modern critical interpretations (Copy: 34180000306836) Call #: LIT. RES. 809 SHA

On Gender Roles:

Shakespeare on masculinity (Copy: 34180006002885) 822.3 WEL


Almost a psychopath : do I (or does someone I know) have a problem with manipulation and lack of empathy? (Copy: 34180006001945) 616.85 SCHMental illness (Copy: 34180006006878) 616.89 BERControlling people : how to recognize, understand, and deal with people who try to control you (Copy: 34180000304427) 158.2 EVAMasculinity, bullying, and aggression : a guy's guide (Copy: 34180000306408) 155.5 NAV

Emotions, The Brain, and Memory:

Listen up : knowing when and when not to speak (Copy: 34180000306451) 153.6 ROZWillful blindness : why we ignore the obvious at our peril (Copy: 34180000306086) 153.7 HEF

Justice and Time Period:

Daily Life in Elizabethan England (Copy: 34180000115192) 942.05 SinElizabethan England. (Copy: 34180000115165) 942 LanA thousand Times More Fair : what Shakespeare's plays teach us about justice (Copy: 34180006001481) 822.3 YOS

To log in to any of the password-protected sites below, please go to our online resource page to find the login and password (you must be logged into your Wayne Hills account to access this page). If there is another subject you are researching, see Mrs. Caldwell in the library and she can add to this list!

Classroom Video on Demand

Educational videos on a variety of topics- type "Shakespeare" or "MacBeth" or anything relevant, and see what you can find!


Go to EbscoHost, and sign in. Choose EBSCOhost Web. Then, under Choose Database by Subject and select the topic of your choice. This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Boolean Search

A Boolean search is a type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators (or modifiers) such as AND, NOT and OR to further produce more relevant results. For example, a Boolean search could be "hotel" AND "New York". This would limit the search results to only those documents containing the two keywords. For a great reference on a way to search BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY, use this link
Google Scholar: The difference between Google and Google Scholar is that Google Scholar focuses on the scholarly literature available on the Internet. Resources in a regular Google search do not have to be scholarly, and do not have to be based on research.
You can also create your own personalized Google Scholar Library. Just find an article you are interested in and click on the star icon underneath the article. You can create folders, save articles in them, and then access them later by clicking on the My Library link on the top right.

JSTOR - Database of Academic Journals:

A collection of journals and ebooks on a variety of topics. Searchable by subject, title, publisher, or via libguides.

Lit. Crit. Ebooks - Gale

Log into Gale, then search for "Macbeth". You can select an ebook for your research, and then search it using the index or table of contents. These are full textbook-style books. Students also have the option to listen to the content via the “Listen” button at the top of each page, and can print out selections as well.

Lit. Crit. Ebooks - Salem Press

Offers critical approaches, and critical insight into select themes, authors, and works, as well as Cyclopedias of Literary Characters & Places and an introduction to literary context.

Infobase: Blooms Literature

Sign in and look for your search terms "Lord of the Flies" (or whatever you are looking for) to find numerous articles and criticism. You can search by Reference, Criticism, Literary Works, Images, Videos, Timelines

Literary Reference Center Ebsco

Sign in, then scroll down to Literary Reference Center. Then, type in "MacBeth" on the Search page, and you will find hundreds of options from Magazines, Reviews, Reference Books, Literary Criticism, Biographies, Interviews


Chop Bard Podcast on "MacBeth"

    • The Chop Bard Podcast examines William Shakespeare's plays, scene by scene, line by line, in search of entertainment and understanding, offering an entertaining look at the plays you think you know.


There are a lot of websites on the internet (anyone can make a website!), and many of them are based on people's opinions, outdated data, or questionable information. It is important to be able to tell these apart from reliable sources that are current, authoritative, and accurate. In order to do this, you can apply the C.R.A.P. test for evaluating resources, which was developed by Molly Beestrum, and is used by educators and students. The link below to Evaluating Websites is to a website that delves into the specifics of how to evaluate a resource, and be sure it is something that you want to use in your research.
Evaluating WebsitesThis website, part of Colorado Community Colleges Online, explains how to evaluate websites using the C.R.A.P. test. Comprehensive and easy to understand, it's an excellent resource for teaching students to evaluate websites.
One of the most important things when writing a report or researching is to give credit to your sources. This is called CITING your sources, and the links below will help you to do that properly. PLAGIARISM is when you copy an idea or quote and do not give credit, so it is important to cite not only quotes, but paraphrased ideas as well. You can use the links below to help you ensure that you are giving credit properly and effectively.
Citing Sources with Easy BibEasy Bib has resources to check your citations, as well as information on how to properly cite in MLA and APA format.Citing in MLA FormatEverything you need to know to cite in MLA formatCiting in APA formatEverything you need to know to cite in APA format