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English Language and Literature: Finding Books

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Each Branch 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. How to read a call number

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

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.) 

Opinions throughout history wide range of insights into long-standing issues that Americans are most concerned about, and those that have encouraged vigorous debate among politicians and citizens at large. Using carefully chosen original documents that cover a wide time span, Opinions Throughout History weaves a thoughtful and easy-to-understand analysis of how public opinion is formed and evolves, starting the discussion at an historical, seminal moment, and ending with where we stand today.

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.