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ENG 536 - Shakespeare and Revenge: Websites

Selected Websites

Selected Sites on the Free Web About Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature & Literary Criticism

  • TEXTETC -, this site is focused on poetry, but this page gives a great overview of what literary criticism is all about. Check out the links at the bottom of the page!

Databases vs. Websites


  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, journalists, "smart people", etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.


  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website.  The information included is often not verified by anyone.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!