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ENL4336: Orality and Poetics: Shakespeare's Sonnets: Home

Welcome ENG 4336 Students

Use this guide to find tips and links to information to help with your research on Shakespeare's sonnets. 

On this home page you'll find links to the Oxford English Dictionary as well as key databases and other resources for finding books, articles and critical commentary.  Also here are some of the technology resources available at FSU Libraries. 

On the Recordings and Pronunciation page you'll find a selection of online readings of the sonnets as well as resources about the pronunciation of Elizabethan English.

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Technology available at FSU Libraries

FSU Libraries offers equipment and software for recording audio and video.  We can also help with questions.  Strozier's Tech Center is located at the checkout station on the first floor.  Stop by for advice and help with your tech problems.

Oxford English Dictionary

Key Resources

Use these databases to find articles on Shakespeare and his writings. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your FSUID and password.

To find the full text of the article, click on a link to the full text or the   button in the database.  Many journals are available online, but some are in the Libraries' print collection.   Articles from journals not available at FSU may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Finding Books

Use the FSU catalog to find books about Shakespeare's sonnets.

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Here are a couple of advanced tips for searching the catalog:

  • Search by subject heading to find more relevant books on your topic.  The subject heading for the sonnets is Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616 -- Sonnets.
  • Use the menu to the left of your search results to narrow down your results.

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