Resources for English

A collection of resources for English majors and researchers.

Finding Books in Our Collection

To find books in our collection, you'll need to become familiar with on what floors they are kept. Most books on English, literature and related topics are kept on the 2nd Floor in the P section. See the floor plan for the location of other resources or look for maps or signs around the Library. To find a call number in the Library, locate the first letter of the call number and find out where those books are kept.


Library of Congress call numbers for English, literature and related topics


P1-1091 - Philology. Linguistics

PE1-3729 - English
  • PE101-458....Anglo-Saxon. Old English
  • PE501-693....Middle English
  • PE814-896....Early Modern English
  • PE1001-1693....Modern English
  • PE1700-3602....Dialects. Provincialisms, etc.
  • PE3701-3729....Slang. Argot, etc.

PN1-6790 - Literature (General)
  • PN1-9....Periodicals
  • PN20-30....Societies
  • PN45-57....Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics
  • PN59-72....Study and teaching
  • PN80-99....Criticism
  • PN101-245....Authorship
    • PN172-239....Technique. Literary composition, etc.
    • PN241-241.5....Translating as a literary pursuit
  • PN441-1009.5....Literary history
    • PN451-497....Biography
    • PN500-519....Collections
    • PN597-605....Special relations, movements, and currents of literature
    • PN610-779....By period
      • PN611-649....Ancient
      • PN661-694....Medieval
      • PN695-779....Modern
      • PN715-749....Renaissance (1500-1700)
    • PN801-820....Romance literature
    • PN821-840....Germanic literature
    • PN841....Black literature (General)
    • PN842....Jewish literature in various languages
    • PN851-884....Comparative literature
    • PN905-1008....Folk literature
      • PN980-995....Fables
    • PN1008.2-1009.5....Juvenile literature
  • PN1010-1525....Poetry
    • PN1031-1049....Theory, philosophy, relations, etc.
    • PN1065-1085....Relations to, and treatment of, special subjects
    • PN1110-1279....History and criticism
    • PN1301-1333....Epic poetry
    • PN1341-1347....Folk poetry
    • PN1351-1389....Lyric poetry
  • PN1530....The monologue
  • PN1551....The dialogue
  • PN1560-1590....The performing arts. Show business
  • PN1600-3307....Drama
    • PN1635-1650....Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects
    • PN1660-1693....Technique of dramatic composition
    • PN1720-1861....History
    • PN1865-1988....Special types
    • PN1990-1992.92....Broadcasting

PR1-9680 - English literature
  • PR1-56....Literary history and criticism
  • PR57-78....Criticism
  • PR111-116....Women authors
  • PR125-138.5....Relations to other literatures and countries
  • PR161-488....By period
    • PR171-236....Anglo-Saxon
    • PR251-369....Medieval. Middle English
    • PR401-488....Modern
      • PR421-429....Elizabethan era (1550-1640)
      • PR431-439....17th century
      • PR441-449....18th century
      • PR451-469....19th century
      • PR471-479....20th century
      • PR481-488....21st century
  • PR500-614....Poetry
  • PR621-744....Drama
  • PR750-890....Prose
    • PR821-890....Prose fiction. The novel
  • PR901-907.2....Oratory
  • PR908....Diaries
  • PR911-918....Letters
  • PR921-928....Essays
  • PR931-938....Wit and humor
  • PR951-981....Folk literature
  • PR1098-1369....Collections of English literature
    • PR1110....Special classes of authors
    • PR1119-1151....By period
    • PR1170-1228....Poetry
    • PR1241-1273....Drama
    • PR1281-1309....Prose (General)
    • PR1321-1329....Oratory
    • PR1330....Diaries
    • PR1341-1349....Letters
    • PR1361-1369....Essays
  • PR1490-1799....Anglo-Saxon literature
  • PR1803-2165....Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle English
  • PR2199-3195....English renaissance (1500-1640)
  • PR3291-3785....17th and 18th centuries
  • PR3991-5990....19th century
  • PR6000-6049....1900-1960
  • PR6050-6076....1961-2000
  • PR6100-6126....2001-
  • PR8309-9680....English literature: Provincial, local, etc.

PS1-3576 - American literature
  • PS126-138....Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.
  • PS147-152....Women authors
  • PS163-173....Treatment of special subjects, classes
  • PS185-231....By period
    • PS185-195....17th-18th centuries
    • PS201-217....19th century
    • PS221-228....20th century
    • PS229-231....21st century
  • PS241-286....Special regions, states, etc.
    • PS241-255....North
    • PS261-267....South
    • PS271-285....West and Central
  • PS301-326....Poetry
  • PS330-353....Drama
  • PS360-380....Prose
  • PS400-408.2....Oratory
  • PS409....Diaries
  • PS410-419....Letters
  • PS420-429....Essays
  • PS430-439....Wit and humor. Satire
  • PS451-478....Folk literature
  • PS490....Juvenile literature (General)
  • PS501-689....Collections of American literature
    • PS530-536.3....By period
    • PS537-574....By region
      • PS538-549....North
      • PS551-559....South
      • PS561-572....West and Central
    • PS580-619....Poetry
      • PS593....By form
      • PS601-617....By period
    • PS623-635....Drama
    • PS642-659.5....Prose (General)
      • PS651-659.2....By period
    • PS660-668.2 Oratory
      • PS666-668.2....By period
    • PS669....Diaries
    • PS670-678.2....Letters
    • PS680-689....Essays
  • PS700-3576....Individual authors
    • PS700-893....Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
    • PS991-3390....19th century
    • PS3500-3549....1900-1960
    • PS3550-3576....1961-2000
    • PS3600-3626....2001-

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