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A Guide to English and Literature Research

Use this guide to learn about resources related to English, including research, publishing, creative writing, and more..

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Use these call numbers  to browse the library shelves for books on English and literature:

  • PE  All aspects of English language
  • PN  All aspects of Literature
  • PN15-PN57  Theory, Philosophy, Esthetics of Literature
  • PN80-PN99  Criticism of Literature
  • PN111-PN1009.5  Literary History
  • PN1010-PN1525  Poetry
  • PN1600-PN3307  Drama
  • PN3311-PN3503 Prose (Prose Fiction)
  • PN6010-PN6790  Collections of General Literature

Try these example subject terms to find more (see below for finding books in the catalog):

  • American Literature Dictionaries
  • English Literature
  • English Literature 18th Century History And Criticism
  • English Literature Early Modern 1500 1700 History And Criticism
  • English Literature Dictionaries
  • English Literature Study And Teaching
  • Courage In Literature
  • Heroines In Literature
  • Poetry History And Criticism

Book Searches

To search for a book:

  1. Go to Cline Library's home page.
  2. If you are searching for a specific book, enter the title into the Quick Search box. If you want books on a topic, enter the topic into the Quick Search box.
  3. Using the limiters on the left-hand side, select Books located under Material Type. You may need to select Show More to see books.
  4. If you are looking for a specific book, and you don't see it, use the box on the left to Expand My Results. If you find your book, you'll probably need to click Request it to obtain it through Cline Library's Document Delivery Service. It usually takes a week or two to arrive, sometimes longer.
  5. If you only want to see what is currently available in the library, click Available in Library under View Only

If Cline Library has the book, the call number is located at the bottom of the record.

Book record

Note that often the library has multiple editions of the same book, these will be grouped together under the heading Multiple Versions.