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English: Getting Started

A guide to resources for English

Finding Books

English language & literature materials can be located by browsing the following call numbers, located on the 3rd floor:

P - Linguistics 

PE - English language

PN - Literature (general)

PJ-PM, PQ, PT - World literatures

PR - English literature

PS - American literature

... or by searching the library catalog by subject:

Literature

Poetry

Specific country (examples: American literature, Irish poetry)

Specific author (example: Shakespeare, William)

Specific movement (example: Romanticism)

 

Maxwell Library Catalog

Advanced Search

Selected Print Reference Books

Check out the following Reference Books, located on the first floor of the library. A reference book can save you a lot of time if you are unfamiliar with the subject and need a concise overview as well a ideas for further research.

Finding Articles

There are several ways to search for articles on your research topic:

If the library does not subscribe to the article or journal you need, you can still obtain it by filling out a request through Interlibrary Loan:

Selected Online Journals

Finding E-Reference Books

Maxwell Library provides access to thousands of e-books, which can be located in a general MaxSearch as well as through specific databases, such as the following: 

Selected Databases