Von Canon Library Von Canon Library

Resource Guide:
Classics of Western 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
Greek/Roman MythologyBL 782-820
HomerPA 4023-4209
VirgilPA 6802-6953
DantePQ 4038-4464
ShakespearePR 2753-3112
MiltonPR 3550-3598

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.

  • Literature and history
  • Literature and folklore
  • Literature and mythology
  • Homer
  • Sophocles
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Virgil
  • Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
  • Milton, John, 1608-1674

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
Tragedy, the Greeks, and UsBH 301 .T7 C75 2019
Helping Friends and Harming EnemiesPA 4417 .B54 1989
A Commentary on VergilPA 6825 .H493 2017
The Heroine in Western LiteraturePN 56.5 .W46 P69 1991
How the Classics made ShakespearePR 2894 .B38 2019
Thinking with LiteraturePN 81 .C398 2016
Milton in the Long RestorationPR 3587.3 .M55 2016
The Cambridge Introduction to MiltonPR 3588 .D53 2012
How Dante Can Save Your LifePQ 4330 .D74 2015
Dante: The Story of his LifePQ 4339 .S2613 2016
What We Talk About When We Talk About BooksZ 1003 .P9 2019

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.

  • Journal of Hellenic Religion
  • Proceedings of the Virgil Society
  • Dante Studies
  • Annual Reports of the Dante Society
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • Milton Quarterly
  • Milton Review

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.