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English Studies Research Guide: Finding Books

This page provides research support for courses and topics within the Department of English.

Visit the Library's website to search for books.

Browse the Collection

Our books are organized on the shelf using Library of Congress Classification.

The following sections for books are related to British literature in English:

PR 1-78; PR 161-488: Literary History and Criticism

PR 1490-2165: Early and Middle English (pre-1500)

PR 2199-3195: Renaissance (1500-1640)

PR 3291-3785: 17th and 18th Centuries (1640-1770)

PR 3991-5990: 19th Century (1770-1900)

PR 6000-6076: 20th Century

PR 6100-6129: 21st Century

The following sections for books are related to American literature in English:

PS 185-195; PS 700-893: 17th and 18th Centuries

PS 201-217; PS 991-3990: 19th Century

PS 221-228; PS 3500-3576: 20th Century

PS 229-231; PS 3600-3626: 21st Century

PS 261-267: PS 551-559: Southern Literature

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HathiTrust

A repository for digital collections. Items in the public domain (works published before 1923) are freely accessible online.

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Using Interlibrary Loan

Need a book or article that we don't own? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that lets students, faculty, and staff of UNC Charlotte borrow materials that are owned by libraries at other institutions.

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Online Resources

Full text search of books and magazines scanned by Google.

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