Elizabethan Age Resources

Created by Fran Bullington, Library Media Specialist

DISCUS: Your Best Starting Point


Clicking on the logo will take you to SC DISCUS where you can perform a SmartSearch for your topic.

You might also want to try these individual SC DISCUS databases:
Biography in Context
Research Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Sir Walter Raleigh, Christopher Marlowe, Galileo, Copernicus, Sir Francis Bacon, Richard Burbage, Sir Isaac Newton, and Ben Johnson here.
Britannica Online School Edition
This online encyclopedia is an excellent starting point for general information on your topic.

Awesome (and reliable) search engine

Go here before Google:

Medicine and astrology - both so scientific.


Was Shakespeare the true author of the work credited to him?

The Black Plague

Christopher Marlowe


Elizabethan Life


Information on fencing during this time is difficult to find on the Internet but this site has several links you will find helpful.

The Globe Theatre

Gutenberg Press

King James Bible, History

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Queen Elizabeth

Richard Burbage



Google Books