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English Language and Literature: Finding Books


LBC OneSearch

LBC OneSearch is a single search box experience that allows you to search for books, electronic books, journal articles, and sources of other formats all simultaneously. Here's how to retrieve only electronic books using LBC OneSearch:

  • Type in relevant search terms and select "Search."
  • To limit your search to electronic books, go to the column on the left side of the screen: "Refine Results."
  • Check the box "eBooks" under the heading "Source Types."
  •  This will reduce your search to just electronic books. 

Additional Databases for Electronic Books

Google Books is a project to digitize and put the full-text of books online. Most of the full-text books are older and out of copyright; for books that are newer and/or still within copyright, you will find only excerpts, with links to libraries (including Hekman Library) that may own the print copy.

Current Book Selections

Opposing Viewpoints is a User-friendly book series the Library owns that present opposite viewpoints on a wide variety of topics ranging from controversial issues (e.g. abortion, gay rights, etc.) 

To find these books search using the advanced keyword search with "opposing viewpoints"  as well as the topic.

Search LBC OneSearch (Basic Search)


Browse for Books

Each locations' library is arranged according the the Library of Congress Classification system. Once you know the general area where books on your topic are kept, it can be very effective to browse the shelves.

Literacy                                              Fiction

Feminism and Literature                    Drama 

Literary movements                           Non-Fiction

Poetry                                                American Literature 

Literature                                           English Literature 

American women and literature         Shakespeare

Short Story                                         Novella

African-American Women Writers     Women Writers

LC Call Numbers for Browsing by Subject

Literature. Drama.   PN 1600 - PN 3307

Biography   PN 2205

English literature   PR 1 - PR 9680

Greek literature   PA 3050 - PA 4505

American PS 1 - PS 3626

British PR 1 - PR 9680

World PR 8309 - PR 9680

Canadian literature PS 8001-8599

German literature  PT1-4897

Romance languages (French/Italian/Spanish/Portuguese) literature PQ1-9999