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Resource Guide:
English Language

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Language. Linguistic theory. Comaprative grammarP 101-410
English LanguagePE
Modern EnglishPE 1001-1693

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.

  • English language
  • English language, usage
  • English language, grammar
  • English language, grammar, historical
  • Grammar, comparative and general
  • Linguistic analysis

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
500 years of new wordse-Book
Speaking freely : a guided tour of American English...PE 2846 .S59
The stories of EnglishPE 1074.7 .C79
A cultural history of the English languagee-Book
The mother tongue : English & how it got that wayPE 1072 .B76
English grammar for the utterly confusede-Book
Linguistic variation and changePE 1101 .M55

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • English Language Notes
  • English: Journal of the English Association
  • English Studies
  • English Text Construction
  • English World-Wide

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

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives