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Resource Guide:
American Women in Literature

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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

Selected Websites and Digital Archives