Eng 101 English Comp I

Professor Patrick King
Instruction Librarian Ted Intarabumrung

This guide is designed to help you research topics related to the play, Julius Caesar. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!

  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • tintarabumrung@rcc.mass.edu: Please contact Ted if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • "julius caesar" and shakepeare

New Books

Shakespeare's Language: a Glossary of Unfamiliar Words in His Plays and Poems by Eugene F. Shewmaker: Ref. PR2892 .S447 2008

Reference Books

  • Critical Companion to William Shakespeare: a Literary Reference to His Life and Work: Ref. PR2892 .B69 2005
  • Essential Shakespeare Handbook: Ref.PR2975 .D73 2004
  • Characters of Shakespeare's Plays: Ref.PR2989 .H3 2006

Electronic Books

The library has recently added 20,000 online books from the vendor Ebrary. This is the “community college” collection, of interest to students and faculty at 2-year colleges. All books are simultaneously available to all RCC users.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about Julius Caesar.


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Ancient and Medieval History Online
Providing some background information of historical figures: Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus; historical events.

Academic Search Premier
Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study.

Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. This is the best place to start.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

BPL Literature Search Databases
Providing other databases of literary criticism. RCC library barcode may be used to access to these resources.

Streaming Videos

Full length and segment videos from Films On Demand.

Films On Demand

There are two segments related to the play, Julius Casaer: a critical guide.

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley Universityhas a very good guide.

Web sites

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 11-09-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: tintarabumrung@rcc.mass.edu