How It Works

For how to fit the database into today's teaching practices, see the Instructor's User Guide.

To see how a Newly Annotated Shakespeare E-text works, take our audio-video tour:

For an overview of components in one of the Newly Annotated E-texts, see the list below.

Key Components

Table of Contents Clicking a title in your account takes you to the Table of Contents for that Gleedition. This is the landing page and navigation instrument to all parts of the Gleedition.

Title Page Besides listing the scholars involved, the title page sets the scene with an image suited to the literary text.

Literary Text The central component is an academically approved edition of the complete literary work.

Annotations Every Shakespeare Gleedition is annotated for seven elements: Vocabulary, Voice/Point of View, Setting, Plot, Characters, Style, and Themes/Issues. For most other authors, the Gleedition includes a single, general Annotations Box.

Checkboxes On literary-text pages, you can check any number of active literary elements in the SHOW toolbar at the top. Elements remain checked from page to page until you uncheck them.

Highlighted Lines A checked box at the top of the page triggers 1) highlighting in the literary text below and 2) an accompanying annotation heading in the right-hand margin.

Annotation Headings Click the down arrow () in the annotation heading to open the annotation; click the up arrow () to close the annotation. Click the close icon () to delete the Annotation Box altogether.

Portable Annotations If annotations overlap, just move an annotation box to a clear area in the right-hand margin. To move, simply hover over the annotation heading until your icon changes and drag.

Saved Annotations To store an annotation for future use, click Save in the lower right-hand corner of the Annotation Box. To access the item, click "My Saved Annotations" in the toolbar at the top of each page.

Specific Searches Each Newly Annotated E-text has a Search Tool and Table of Contents. Use the Search to quickly locate words in the e-text, the Table of Contents to locate a specific chapter or scene. The Shakespeare Gleeditions also have an Index; use it to find examples of literary elements at work in the text.

Definitions For word meanings, use an e-text's vocabulary annotations or, in a Shakespeare Gleedition, its Glossary of Literary Terms. Also provided—for select novels—is a dictionary of words and phrases.

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