Tech Spotlight: Shmoop

So you read the book for class, but you’re still having trouble understanding the themes and characters enough to write your paper. That’s where Shmoop comes in!


Best known for its literature guides, Shmoop provides summaries, themes, important quotations, character biographies, analyses, study questions, quizzes and more for countless classic and modern novels, all with a sense of humor. At the bottom of each guide a quick overview of “Why Should I Care?” applies the text to real life to help readers relate to and further understand the text.


Another helpful feature of the site is the Shakespeare in Modern English translation. You can read over 30 of Shakespeare’s plays with the original text right alongside a modern English translation and summary.


Looking for more in depth study solutions? A Shmoop premium subscription allows access to test prep, online courses, ACT prep and ACE CREDIT® college courses.


And when you need to take a break in-between all of this studying, Shmoop offers Buzzfeed-esque articles and quizzes!


Kaitlyn Colgan

Kaitlyn Colgan

Intern at University Libraries
Kaitlyn was previously a library intern in the department of Research & User Engagement.
Kaitlyn Colgan

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