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English & American Literature : Medieval-18th Century

Find Books in Bailey/Howe Library

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 medieval-18th century:

american literature colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 history and criticism american literature revolutionary period, 1775-1783 history and criticism
american drama 18th century history and criticism american poetry colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 history and criticism
english literature middle english 1100-1500 history and criticism english literature early modern, 1500-1700 history and criticism
english literature 18th century history and criticism english poetry 18th century history and criticism
english drama to 1500 history and criticism mysteries and miracle-plays english
english drama early modern and elizabethan 1500-1600 history and criticism drama medieval history and criticism
english drama 17th century history and criticism english drama 18th century history and criticism
literature medieval history and criticism literature and society england (also, great britain) history
literature and society united states history
women and literature england history women and literature united states history

 

Find Literary Criticism for a Writer's Works

In CATQuest Advanced Search type the name of the writer in the top box. In the middle box type  criticism interpretation.  Limit search terms to Subject field. Limit entire search to "Library Catalog."