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Literature in English: Books

Browse library materials for the study of English and American Literature

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See also the Literature tab of this guide.

Digitized Books & eBooks

Dissertations

Union Catalogs & Historic Bibliographic Information

Literary Essays

Reading Call Numbers by Section

To read a call number, take each section one at a time: BF 1556 .Z66 2010

  • BF
    Read the 1st line in alphabetical order: A, B, BF, C, D, DC...
  • 1156
    Read the 2nd line as a whole number: 1, 2, 3, 32, 100, 101, 1000, 1100, 1156, 2000, 3000...
  • .Z66
    First read the 3rd line alphabetically. Then read the following number as a decimal: .C51, .D49,  .Z616, .Z66, .Z8 
  • 2010
    The last line is the year, and is read in chronological order: 1989, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2016 

OskiCat's Request Button

No time to go hunting around the library stacks to find the books you need?  Use OskiCat's request feature.  Once you find the book you want, click (this button will only appear when an item can be requested). Authenticate yourself with CalNet, and follow the prompts.  OskiCat will ask you where you want the book(s) delivered to.  You will get an email when the books are ready to be picked up (usually within 1-3 days).

You can also use this button to:

  • Request materials from NRLF
  • Place holds on items that are checked out
  • Place holds on an item that has the status "in-process" which means it is being cataloged. 
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