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Resource Guide:
Harry Potter

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Occult sciencesBF 1404-2055
Ghosts. Apparitions. HauntingsBF 1444-1486
WitchcraftBF 1562.5-1584
Magic. HermeticsBF 1585-1623
Juvenile LiteraturePN 1008.2-1009.5
Prose. Prose fiction.PN 3311-3503

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.

  • Harry Potter Films - Juvenile Literature
  • Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Wizards - Juvenile Fiction
  • Rowling, J.K. - Characters - Harry Potter
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Magic in Literature
  • Witchcraft in Literature
  • Witchcraft Fiction
  • Paranormal Fiction

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
God and Harry Potter at Yale : teaching faith and fantasy fiction in an Ivy League classroomPR 6068 .O93 Z8888 2010
Harry Potter & imagination : the way between two worldsPR 6068 .O93 Z833 2009
Repotting Harry Potter : a professor's book-by-book guide for the serious re-readerPR 6068 .O93
Children's literature : a reader's history, from Aesop to Harry PotterPN 1009 .A1 L44 2008
The Deathly Hallows lectures : the Hogwarts professor explains the final Harry Potter adventurePR 6068 .O93 Z6758 2008
The ivory tower and Harry Potter perspectives on a literary phenomenone-Book
Harry Potter complete 8-film collectionDVD PR 6068
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / : Year 1POP-FIC Rowling
Faery magick spells, potions, and lore from the earth spiritse-Book
Grimoire for the apprentice wizarde-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Literature and Theology
  • Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft
  • Book Links
  • The ALAN Review
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • The Looking Glass
  • The Journal of Children's Literature Studies
  • Mythlore

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