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English Resources

Welcome to the English Library Guide. This LibGuide is intended to support the coursework and research needs of students enrolled in a English course or program. 

Library of Congress Call Numbers

P is the letters assigned by the Library of Congress classification system for books and other resources in English. 

The following letters are assigned to specific English subject areas.

  • Linguistics
  • PA Greek language and literature and Latin language and literature
  • PE English language
  • PN Literature (general)
  • PQ French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese literature
  • PS American literature
  • PT German, Dutch, Flemish, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish literature

Subject Guide - English

Helpful Databases

Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is an index to the library’s books and audiovisual materials. You may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online card catalog can be searched in a variety of ways most notability by TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD.

Reference Books (located in the library’s reference section)

The library carries an extensive collection of reference titles related to English. Please visit the reference section or consult with a librarian for more information. 

Career Information - What can you do with an English degree?

Occupational Outlook- Degree in English


General Online Resources

  • Literary Criticism on the Internet:
    Online literary criticism for British and American authors of the 19th and 20th centuries, with links to overviews, biographical information, and criticism of individual works.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Online access to many books that are no longer in copyright, including full texts for many of the major novels, plays, and poems in American literature.
  • A Celebration of Women Writers
    Information, descriptions and related links focusing on women writers throughout history.

Ask a Librarian

Andrew Soliven
Director, Library Services