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Resource Guide:
American Women in Literature

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
American Literature, 20th centuryPS 221-228
Individual Authors 1900-1960PS 3500-3549
Individual Authors 1960-2000PS 3550-3576
Individual Authors 2001- PS 3600-3626
Women AuthorsPS 147-152
Collections of American literaturePS 501-689
Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.PS 126-138

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature - 20th century
  • Women and literature - America
  • Women and literature - Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Women and literature - California
  • Women and literature - History
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminism and literature - America
  • Feminism and literature - West
  • Literaure - women authors
  • Literature - women authors - adaptations
  • Women - poetry

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
The lives of Margaret Fuller: A BiographyPS 2502 .M38 2012
American women writers: An Annotated bibliography of criticismZ 1229 .W8 W45
Harlem Renaissance: Five novels of the 1920sPS 508 .N3 H365 2011
Poems from the women's movementPS 595 .F45 P645 2009
A Historical guide to Emily DickinsoneBook
Women Pulitzer playwrights: Biographical profiles and analyses of the playsPS 338 .W6 C73 2004
Masterpieces of women's literaturePS 147 .M37 1996
"The changing same:" Black women's literature, criticism, and theoryPS 374 .N4 M37 1995
The Culture of sentiment: Race, gender, and the sentimentality in nineteenth-century AmericaPS 217 .S55 C85 1992

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • American Literature
  • American Poet
  • Cather Studies
  • Edith Wharton Review
  • The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
  • The North American Review
  • Review Americana: A Literary Journal
  • The Southern Quarterly

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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