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General Resources

English Resources

Where to Look? Browse these call numbers

  • HF 5717 to HF 5734.7 – Business communication; business writing.
  • P to PZ – Language and literature.
    • PA – Greek and Latin languages and literature.
      • PA 3050 to PA 4505 – Greek literature.
      • PA 6000 to PA 6971 – Roman Literature.
      • PA 8001 to PA 8595 – Medieval and modern Latin literature.
    • PE – English (language, grammar, and writing).
      • PE 1097 to PE 1116 – Modern English. Grammar, manuals.
      • PE 1402 to PE 1497 – Rhetoric, style, composition.
        • PE 1460 to PE 1464 – Usage.
        • PE 1475 – Technical writing.
      • PE 1620 to PE 1693 – Dictionaries.
    • PN – Literature (General).
      • PN 80 to PN 99 – Literary criticism.
      • PN 441 to PN 1009.5 – Literary history.
      • PN 1010 to PN 1525 – Poetry.
      • PN 1600 to PN 3307 – Drama.
      • PN 3311 to PN 3503 – Prose; prose fiction.
    • PR – English literature.
      • PR 1 to PR 78 – Literary history and criticism; criticism.
      • PR 161 to PR 488 – English literature by period.
    • PS – American literature.
      • PS 301 to PS 326 – Poetry.
      • PS 330 to PS 353 – Drama.
      • PS 700 to PS 3576 – Individual authors by period.
    A search in our catalog for specific authors, genres, etc., can locate such works as well as literary criticism and analyses that we may have in our collection.

Selected Books in the Library

Grammar, Composition, and Writing

  • Garner’s Modern American Usage, 3rd Edition, 2009. Call number: PE 2827 .G37 2009 REF.
  • Rules for Writers, 7th Edition, 2012. Call number: PE 1408 .H277 2012.
  • Rules of Thumb for Business Writers, 2000. Call number: HF 5718.3 .W54 2000.
  • Successful College Writing, 4th Edition, 2010. Call number: PE 1408 .M397 2010.
~MLA
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition. The official print manual from the MLA. Call number: LB 2369 .G53 2009. Several copies available.
  • The MLA Style of Documentation: A Pocket Guide. Call number: PN 147 .P76 2010. Four copies available.
  • MLA: The Easy Way!, Rev. 7th Edition. Call number: LB 2369 .H68 2009. Four copies available.

Literature, Literary Analysis, and Criticism

  • A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 4th Edition, 1998. Call number: PN 41 .C83 1998 REF.
  • Masterplots, Rev. 2nd Edition, 1996. Call number: PN 44 .M33 1996 REF, in 12 volumes.
  • A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature, 5th Edition, 2000. Call number: PR 56 .B34 2000
  • Writing Essays about Literature: A Guide and Style Sheet, 8th Edition, 2011. Call number: PN 83 .G72 2011. We also have the 5th Edition., call number PN 83 .G72 1998.
~Short Stories and Novels
  • Encyclopedia of the Novel, 1998. Call number: PN 41 .E487 REF, in 2 volumes, located in Oversized.
  • Masterplots II. Short Story Series, Rev Edition, 2004. Call number: PN 3326 .M27 2004 REF, in 8 volumes.
  • Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context and Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels, 1997. Call number: PN 3365 .N68 REF, in 13 volumes.
  • Short Story Writers, Rev. Edition, 2008. Call number: PN 3373 .S398 2008 REF, in 3 volumes.
~Drama and Poetry
  • Masterplots II: Drama Series, Rev. Edition, 2004. Call number: PN 6112.5 .M37 2004 REF, in 4 volumes.
  • Masterplots II: Poetry Series, Rev. Edition, 2002. Call number: PN 1110.5 .M37 2002 REF, in 8 volumes.
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama, 2nd Edition, 1984. Call number: PN 1625 .M3 1984 REF, in 5 volumes.
  • Notable Poets, 1998. Call number: PN 1021 .N68 1998 REF, in 3 volumes.
~American Literature
  • The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1999. Call number: PS 21 .E53 1999 REF.
  • Identities and Issues in Literature, 1997. Call number: PS 153 .M56 I34 1997 REF, in 3 volumes.
  • The Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion , 2003. Call number: PS 153 .N5 H245 2003 REF, in 3 volumes.
  • The Oxford Companion to American Literature , 6th Edition, 1995. Call number: PS 21 .H3 1995.
~English Literature
  • Eighteenth-century English Literature, 1969. Call number: PR 1134 .T5
  • Notable British Novelists , 2001. Call number: PR 821 .N57 2001, in 3 volumes.
  • The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 6th Edition, 2000. Call number: PR 19 .O94 2000
  • The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Literature in English, 1996. Call number: PR 471 .O94 1996
~Shakespeare
  • A Companion to Shakespeare, 2000. Call number: PR 2910 .C66 1999.
  • Dictionary of Shakespeare, 2000. Call number: PR 2892 .M33 2000 REF.
  • How to Read a Shakespeare Play, 2006. Call number: PR 2987 .B48 2006
  • Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 2007. Call number: PR 2848 .C34 2007
~World Literature
  • The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics, 2000. Call number: PN 44 .C34 2000.
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors, Rev. 3rd Edition, 1997. Call number: PN 451 .M36 1997 REF, in 5 volumes.
  • Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, 3rd Edition, 1999. Call number: PN 771 .E5 1999 REF, in 4 volumes.
  • Landmarks in Continental European Literature, 1999. Call number: PN 701 .G36 1991; also available as an eBook.

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

  • Adbusters
  • American Literature
  • College Composition and Communication
  • Critical Inquiry
  • Journal of Modern Literature
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Grammar, Composition, and Writing

Literature, Literary Analysis, and Criticism

~Short Stories and Novels

~Drama and Poetry

~American Literature

~English Literature

~Shakespeare

~World Literature

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Suggested Books

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition. The official print manual from the MLA. Call number: LB 2369 .G53 2009. Several copies available.
  • The MLA Style of Documentation: A Pocket Guide. Call number: PN 147 .P76 2010. Four copies available.
  • MLA: The Easy Way!, Rev. 7th ed. Call number: LB 2369 .H68 2009. Four copies available.

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