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This guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and non-scholarly resources (books, articles, etc.) on the subject of literature. On this guide you'll also find information on library services, research tips, career information, and more.

Online Library Catalog


You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audio books, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks.

How to use the Online Library Catalog  |  Search Tips

eBook Databases



The databases listed on this drop down include eBooks (some also include other types of sources like articles).


Accessing eBooks

Browse for Print Books

Books are arranged on the shelves in the library by subject. We use the Library of Congress Classification System This link opens in a new window to assign call numbers to our materials so that materials on similar topics are next to each other on the shelves and patrons and staff can easily find what they need. You need to know a book's call number in order to get it off the shelf in the library.

If you'd like to browse our shelves, use these call number ranges to find books on the subject of literature:

Literature Call Number Ranges
Call Number Range Subject
PN1 - 6790 Literature (General)
PN45 - 57 Theory, Philosophy, Esthetics
PN80 - 99 Criticism
PN101 - 245 Authorship
PN441 - 1009.5 Literary History
PN1010 - 1525 Poetry
PN6010 - 6790 Collections of General Literature
PQ1 - 3999 French Literature
PR1 - 9680 English Literature
PS1 - 357 American Literature
PT1 - 489 German Literature
PZ1 - 90 Fiction and Juvenile Belles Lettres

Are you an online student who can't get to the library in person? Request a print book be mailed to you!