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HASS 433 -- Shakespeare and the Scientific Revolution: Library Lesson

This guide provides resources and search tips for students taking Dr. Pass's course on Shakespeare and the Scientific Revolution

Authority Activity


  1. Take a couple minutes to evaluate the source below that matches the sticky note you received.  
  2. Then put your sticky note on the spectrum based on how authoritative it is.  
  3. Be prepared to tell the class how you made your decision


Evaluate sources based on:

  • Evidence - does the author back up their argument with data and citations?
  • Purpose - who is the article written for?
  • Date - is the information outdated?  Has new information superseded it?
  • Author - does the author have the background and credentials to be speaking on this topic?



Finding Sources Beyond Mines

Here are the 4 easiest ways to get access to Shakespeare resources beyond the Mines Library:


It takes time to get articles from other libraries, so start thinking about your topic early to be sure you can find the right information.  Come talk to me to get help finding the right sources for your paper. 



Our interlibrary loan system will allow you to borrow books and articles from other libraries without ever leaving campus



Prospector is a Colorado-wide lending system for books, DVDs and more.  Just access the Prospector catalog, and use your public library card to request a book to be delivered to your public library.



Both the University of Colorado and the University of Denver have extensive collections of Shakespeare materials.  Make an appointment with a librarian to be sure you'll have help when you arrive and you probably won't be able to borrow their books or use their wireless.