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English / Literature Research Guide: Books

Search or Browse for Books at the Library


Literature is covered in the Ps in the Library of Congress Classification system, the system the Blough-Weis library uses to organize books. You may want to look on the shelf where books on your subject are located in order to see what is available. The general categories for literature are listed below, but see the Library of Congress Classification List for Languages and Literature to get more precise numbers for your topic.

Literature, Rhetoric             P301

Chinese Literature              PL1001-3208

French Literature               PQ1-3999

Spanish Literature               PQ6001-8929

English Literature               PR1-9680

American Literature            PS1-3626

German Literature              PT1-4897

Need even more books?

To find books at other libraries (outside of SU) for research on your topic:

  • Search WorldCat, and then,
  • To request an Interlibrary Loan, click on   in your search results to have the book borrowed for you from another library.

Use the widget below to search Google for books:

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Books to get started

Below are some encyclopedias and other general books about literature available online or at the library.