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Resource Guide:
English 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
Engligh LanguagePE
Literature, Literary History and CollectionsPN
English LiteraturePR
Literary History and CriticismPR 1-56
CriticismPR 57-78
Women authorsPR 111-116
Relations to other literatures and countriesPR 125-138.5
By periodPR 161-488
PoetryPR 500-614
DramaPR 621-744
ProsePR 750-890
Prose fiction. The novelPR 821-890
OratoryPR 901-907.2
DiariesPR 908
LettersPR 911-918
EssaysPR 921-928
American LiteraturePS
Collections of American LiteraturePS 501-689
Individual authorsPS 700-689
Children's LiteraturePZ

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.

  • African American Authors
  • American Fiction
  • American Literature
  • American Poetry
  • American Wit and Humor
  • English Literature
  • English Literature 19th Century
  • English Literature Bibliography
  • English Literature Old English
  • English Literature Early Modern
  • Poetry
  • Poetry History and Criticism
  • Indians of North America in Literature
  • Literary Movements
  • Authorship

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
Last looks, last books : Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, MerrillPS 310 .D42 V46
Six poets from the mountain southPS 261 .L36 2010
Winds of will : Emily Dickinson and the sovereignty of democraticPS 1514 .Z5 C755
Actions and objects from Hobbes to RichardsonPR 448 .P5 K73
Narratives and narrators : a philosophy of storiesP 302.7 .C87
Unoriginal genius : poetry by other means in the new centuryPN 1271 .P47
The reconstruction of Mark TwainPS 1342 .S58 F853
The nets of modernism : Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James JoycePR 888 .M63 E45
The Routledge companion to children's literaturePN 1009 .A1 R68
Chasing the white whale: the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means todayPS 2384 .M62 D69
The Cambridge history of American literaturePS 92 .C34
A glossary of literary terms PN 41 .A2

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 Litarary History
  • American Poetry Review
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • English Literary History
  • Journal of Modern Literature
  • Modern Fiction Studies
  • New Literary History
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Review of English Studies
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Studies in American Fiction
  • Yale Journal of Criticism

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.