Olin C. Bailey Library

Gunpowder Plot of 1605

Gunpowder Plot

Encyclopaedia Britannica                                         
     Encyclopedia Tables
Oxford English Dictionary                                       
     R 423 Ox2m2
Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare                        
     R 822.33 Gsp

All things Shakespeare:  822.33

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Online Databases

Academic Search Premier (1975 - present)    
Academic Search Premier provides citations and a lot of full text to articles (both popular and scholarly) in periodicals and newspapers.  Some hints:

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  • Use “?” for word endings, and “*” for word variants.

MLA (1963 - present)

  • Use connectors:  and, or, not
  • Use truncation:  * on the end of your term retrieves variant endings.  Example:  dram* retrieves drama, dramatic, but also dramamine!
  • Use wildcards: ? can substitute for one or more letters, and accounts for spelling variations.  Example:  theat?? retrieves theater and theatre; wom?n retrieves woman and women.
  • Use the indexes to find the names of authors and journals.


Web Sites

The Gunpowder Plot:  Parliament & Treason 1605 (House of Lords, UK)

House of Commons Information Office:  The Gunpowder Plot (UK Parliament)


For help in citing electronic resources, see our online guides


Last Modified on 3/18/2008