Macbeth Research Paper
Question 5 - The Gunpowder Plot Pathfinder
Ms. Griffin – English III, L2
Question 5: The Gunpowder Plot was a plot against King James I, Queen
Elizabeth I’s successor. How do events and characters in the play reflect this
failed attempted regicide?
Be certain to support all of your assertions with direct and specific
references to the text!
Search Terms to Start With: Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Gunpowder Treason
Plot, Jesuit Treason, Guy Fawkes
Books:
822.3 NOSTBAKK Understanding MacBeth
Basic Search:
 From the Media Center Home Page, click on the “Find a Book, CD, or
Video” tab on the left hand side of the page.
 Type your search term.
 Click the “Subject or Keyword” button. This will bring up a list of
books currently in the Shawnee High School collection.
Power Search:
 From the Media Center Home Page, click on the “Find a Book, CD, or
Video” tab on the left hand side of the page.
 Select the “Power” tab at the upper right hand corner of the Search
box.
 Click on the drop down arrow in the first Search box, select Subject
and type in your search term.
 Move down to the section that says “Limit your search titles to…”
and click on the drop down arrow. Select “All High Schools.”
 Click on the Search button. This will search the catalogs of all the
schools in the LRHSD. Please see one of the Media Specialists if you
would like to request one of these books.
Databases:
From the Media Center Home Page, click on “Online Research Databases” and
select a database from the table. Enter your search term in the search bar. View
results being sure to pay attention to the tabs across the top of the page and the
sidebars which present alternative search terms and ideas for narrowing your
topic.
Created by R. DiMarco & R. Johnson
3/2013
Note: Scroll down the page to find brief descriptions of the databases. Make
sure you have a bookmark that contains all the passwords!
The following databases contain information on your topic.
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Ancient & Medieval History Online
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
eBooks – Virtual Reference Library
Ebscohost
History Resource Center: World
Literary Reference Center
Literature Resource Center
Internet Sites:
The Gunpowder Plot Society: http://www.gunpowder-plot.org
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/the_gunpowder_plot
The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/0,5860,1605605,00.html
The History Learning Site:
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/gunpowder_plot_of_1605.htm
Shaespeare Online: http://www.shakespeareonline.com/biography/gunpowderplot.html
Please be sure to check your sources carefully to make sure they are
reputable! No Wikipedia please!
Created by R. DiMarco & R. Johnson
3/2013
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MacBeth Research Paper: Question #5