A search for 'jew of malta' in Library Search returns the following catalogue results.
Note the type of content. There is a mixture of print and electronic texts and commentary.
You could use this search to find the text of the source you wish to examine, as well as related commentary. This search finds matches in book and journal titles. For more granular searching within the content of books and journals you should use the Articles + more feature of Library Search and the research databases.
You can refine your search to items available online:
As well as searching for the title of a literary work, you can search for research themes and topics. For example "shakespeare disguise"
Use the Library Search LibGuide for further help and guidance on searching.
You can scroll through the A-Z and choose a database if you know exactly what you are looking for.
Or select your subject from the drop down subject menu to see a subset of resources in that category.
Or select a database type from the drop down type menu to see a subset of resources in that category.
Select English from the drop down subject menu.
A few core resources will be highlighted in the yellow box. These are key databases that are likely to be of interest to anyone studying and researching in that area. All other databases relevant to the subject are listed below the core resources.
Your ELE module contains some recommendations for resources that you will want to explore in support of this module.
Some of they key resources that you are likely to find most useful for this module are highlighted in the remainder of the guide.
What is a database?
Research databases enable you to see what has been published in the area you are researching. They contain detailed records of thousands of journal articles, book references and conference proceedings. These records usually include the article title, authors, abstract (a brief summary), keywords (to enable your search to find it) and more.
Why should I use a database?
It is important to note:
So, when searching databases, be prepared for an extra step.
After finding a relevant article or book you need to check whether you have access to that item, either in print or in full-text online. Many of the databases will have a Check for this at Exeter button; clicking on this link will check whether we have access to the item.
For more information and top tips on finding the full text, see the How to access full text articles libguide.