Answered By: Grand Strand Circulation Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015 Views: 30
First, you could try searching HGTC Library's catalog for copies of Hamlet and books that discuss the play. Go to the HGTC Library page and type in "Hamlet" as a search term, then browse through to see if anything fits your needs.
We also have lots of books of critical essays on Hamlet that cover these topics. We also have several literature databases (Library homepage -> Databases tab -> Databases by Subject -> Literature). JSTOR and Literature Resource Center are probably your best bets for this topic.
In Literature Resource Center, click on Advanced Search.In Advanced Search you will see three search boxes and drop-down menus. Fill them out with any one of your topics in the first box, then the name of the play, then the name of the playwright, as seen here:
In JSTOR, simply type the name of the play and any of the topics (revenge, salvation, melancholy, etc.) into the search box to find journal articles.