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Elizabethan Age

Elizabethan Age and Shakespeare

**NOTE:  Before you print you must either:

1) Highlight what you want on the webpage, go to “File” and “Print,” click the circle next to “Selection,” then “Print.”  OR

2)  Copy and paste to a Word document (to find “Word,” go to “Start” and choose “Programs.”  “MS Office” is where “Word” can be found.)   Once you have the information copied and pasted to the Word Document, you can change the size of the font to a smaller size (On the Word Document go to "Edit" then "Select All."  Click the arrow next to the font size number at the top and change the number to 10 or 8 if you can read text that small.)  OR

3) If you are in a database (Grolier, SIRS, Gale, EBSCO, ABC-CLIO etc.) use the “printer friendly” icon and you don’t have to copy and paste.


Searching Tips for Elizabethan Project:

  1. Do not use the numeral “1” when searching for rulers.  Use “i”
  2. Use short phrases or single words, i.e. “elizabeth i”
  3. Use quotation marks around phrases with two or more words, i.e. “romeo and juliet” or “renaissance england” or "elizabethan england"
  4. Use the Advanced Search tool when it will help you.
  5. To find the MLA source citation in the databases, look for words like “cite,” or “citation.”  In Gale’s Discovering Collection, see “Source Citation” at the bottom of the screen.
  6. When writing citations, if your teacher approves, you only have to write down the citation THROUGH .COM.  You don’t need all the numbers and letters at the end.

The following are links to purchased databases (provide citations for you):

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library database):

Gale Group Discovering Collection Database.  Once you have an article, look on left side of screen for narrower topics. Citation is near bottom of screen: “Source Citation":


The following websites are reliable but are not purchased databases (you need to figure out the citation yourself):

Elizabethan England (student site, use for links):

Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet:

Queen Elizabeth I: Life and Times:

Romeo & Juliet's Wedding:


Shakespeare and Renaissance Sites:

Shakespeare's Life and Times:

Welcome to the Renaissance, the Elizabethan World:

 Joyce Valenza's Pathfinders site to Elizabethan period includes the above websites and many more.  Skip the list of databases as you need passwords to access them.  Go on to the general links:


MLA Citation Guideline Sheets: