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A guide to research resources for the study of English language and literature.

Finding Books

Library of Congress Classifications

FSU Libraries uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize items in the collection. The following Library of Congress (LC) classification ranges are associated with English subject areas. The majority of the 'P's are on the fourth and fifth floors.  Use the floor map function in the library catalog to locate books and to find additional materials such as microfilm or media.

  • P      Linguistics
  • PN   Literature history and collections (General)
  • PQ   Romance literature
  • PR   English literature
  • PS   American literature
  • PT   Teutonic literature's
  • PZ   Fiction and juvenile literature's
  • Z     Bibliography

Browse the Library of Congress Catalog to search for Titles, Authors/Creators, Subjects, Call Numbers, Standard Numbers.

Tips on how to use books more effectively in your research:

  • Academic works are not novels, look for the author's main points and conclusions by reading the table of contents, introduction, and conclusion first.
  • Tips for Efficient Reading: Professor Karin Wulf's advice for reading scholarly books efficiently.
  • How to Read for Grad School: Professor Miriam Sweeney tips to help you conquer your reading.

Finding Books at Other Libraries

Books in libraries other than FSU may be requested through UBORROW or Interlibrary Loan. FSU students,faculty, and staff may personally check out books from any state university or community college library in Florida by using their FSU card.


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