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Library Subject Guides

English Literature: Books

A guide for UC students and staff

Finding Books for English Literature

English literature books are shelved on Level 4 of the Central Library. We use the Library of Congress classification system for arrangement.

Every item in the Library has a unique call number which can be found by using the Library Catalogue.

Books which are in high demand for particular courses are held on High Demand. To see the list for your course, type the course code into the Course code search in the Library Catalogue, eg ENGL 109

Guide to call numbers: English Literature

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English Literature

1 - 78 Literary History and criticism
111 - 116 Women Authors
161 - 479 By Period
171 - 236 Anglo-Saxon (to 1066)
251 - 369 Medieval . Middle English (1066-1500)
401 - 479 Early Modern
421 - 429 Elizabethan era 1550-1640
431 - 439 17th century
441 - 449 18th century
451 - 469 19th century
471 - 479 20th century
500 - 978 By Form
500 - 611 Poetry
521 - 611 by period
621 - 739 Drama
641 - 739 by period
750 - 885 Prose
767 - 808 by period
821 - 885 Prose fiction. The novel.
901 - 907 Oratory
908 Diaries
911 - 917 Letters
921 - 927 Essays
931 - 937 Wit and humour
951 - 981 Folk literature
1098 - 1369 Collections of English Literature
1119 - 1150 By period
1170 - 1227 Poetry
1241 - 1273 Drama
1281 - 1309 Prose (general)
Writers are arranged A-Z in the following
1490 -1799 Anglo Saxon Literature
e.g. 1580 - 1588 Beowulf
1803 - 2165 Anglo-Norman. Middle English
e.g. 1901 - 1951 Chaucer
2199 - 3195 Early Modern (Renaissance)
e.g. 2750 - 3112 Shakespeare
3291 - 3785 17th and 18th centuries (1640 - 1770)
e.g. 3400 - 3408 Daniel Defoe
3991 - 5990 19th century, 1770/1800 - 1890/1900
e.g. 4030 - 4038 Jane Austen
e.g. 4550 - 4595 Charles Dickens
6000 - 6049 1900-1960
e.g. 6019 .O9 James Joyce
6050 - 6076 1961-
8309 - 9680 Regional Literature
8599 - 8697 Scottish Literature
9180 - 9199 Canadian Literature [in storage but still accessible via the catalogue]
9340 - 9347 Anglo-African Literature
9400 - 9499 Australian Literature
9500 - 9694 New Zealand Literature
9695 Pacific literature
9700 - 9725 Anglo-Indian Literature

Guide to Call numbers: American Literature

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American Literature
1 Journals
126-138 Biography, memoirs
147-152 Women authors
185-228 By period
185-195 17th-18th centuries
201-217 19th century
221-228 20th century
241-286 Particular regions, states
301-325 Poetry
330-352 Drama
360-379 Prose
400-408 Oratory
410-418 Letters
420-428 Essays
430-438 Wit and humour, satire
490 Children's literature
501-688 Collections of American literature
530-536 By period
537-574 By region
580-619 Poetry
593 by Form
601-615 by Period
623-635 Drama
642-659 Prose
651-659 by Period
660-668 Oratory
669 Diaries
670-678 Letters
680-688 Essays
700-3576 Individual authors
700-893 Colonial period
991-3390 19th century
3500-3549 1900-1960
3550-3576 1961-1999
3603- 2000-
8001-8599 Canadian Literature