These call number ranges hold a variety of books on American and English literature, and the study of literature. For a more detailed breakdown of the Library of Congress (LC) "P" classification, go to the LC Classification Outline for Language and Literature.
|PN 1-6790 : Literature-general (including Drama); Criticism||PR : British literature||PS : American [U.S. & Canada] literature|
|Z 2010-2014 : English literature - bibliography||Z 1225 : American literature - bibliography|
Books that may be checked out of the Library are on the 3rd floor (Call #s PA-PS and Z 1225-2014).
Reference Books (main/1st floor): ROWS 9-11 (PA-PS) : Languages and Literatures / ROW 13-14 ( Z 1225-2014) : Literature (English and American) bibliography
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Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest. Remember to select "By subject" in the pull-down menu.
Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on literary topics:
|american literature history and criticism||english literature history and criticism|
|english literature women authors history and criticism||american literature women authors history and criticism|
|feminism and literature||feminist criticism|
|postcolonialism in literature||caribbean literature|
|american literature african american writers
history and criticism
|english poetry 20th century history and criticism||american poetry 20th century history and criticism|
|politics and literature
[look for subheadings...great britain,
united states, england, etc.]
[e.g. walker alice]
|literature and society united states history||literature and society england (also, great britain) history|
|modernism literature||postmodernism literature|
|creative writing||english language rhetoric|
|science fiction history and criticism also
science fiction english history and criticism also
science fiction american history and criticism
|fantasy fiction history and criticism also
fantasy fiction english history and criticism also
fantasy fiction american history and criticism
|horror tales history and criticism also
horror tales american history and criticism also
horror tales english [various subheadings]
|gothic revival literature history and criticism also
gothic fiction literary genre english history and criticism also
gothic fiction literary genre american history and criticism
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