A premier resource for Literature and Language, including:
literary theory and criticism
dramatic arts (film, television, video, theater, radio, opera)
rhetoric and composition
college-level teaching of literature, language and writing
history of printing and publishing
Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s. The database contains millions of citations as well as full text for 1,000 journals.
Start here to find books
Use thesecall 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
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 18th Century History And Criticism
English Literature Early Modern 1500 1700 History And Criticism
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.
Using the limiters on the left-hand side, select Books located under Material Type. You may need to select Show More to see books.
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.
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.
Note that often the library has multiple editions of the same book, these will be grouped together under the heading Multiple Versions.