This guide will provide information about discovering books in the area of English.
There are two ways to discover books on Languages and Literature:
(1) Search the online book catalog
In our online catalog, keywords can be used to automatically search across titles, tables of contents, and Library of Congress subject headings. The subject headings help you find books related to a particular topic.
When you find a good book, click on the book title. This will take you to a detailed record which includes subject headings. Click on any subject heading and the catalog will automatically find books related to that subject heading.
(2) Browse books on the shelf
Books are arranged on the shelves using the Library of Congress classification system. The classification system groups together books related to a particular subject.
This enables books on a particular topic to be located side-by-side, so browse the shelves!
Classification for books on Language and Literature
|PA||Greek language and literature|
|Latin language and literature|
|PB||Modern languages||Celtic languages|
|PD||Germanic languages||Scandinavian languages|
|PF||West Germanic languages|
|PG||Slavic languages||Baltic languages|
|PH||Uralic languages||Basque language|
|PJ||Oriental languages and literatures|
|PK||Indo-Iranian languages and literatures|
|PL||Eastern Asia languages and literatures||African languages and literatures|
|Oceania languages and literatures|
|PM||Hyperborean languages||Indian languages|
|PQ||French literature||Italian literature|
|Spanish literature||Portuguese literature|
|PT||German literature||Dutch literature|
|Afrikaans literature||Danish literature|
|Scandinavian literature||Swedish literature|
|Icelandic literature||Old Icelandic literature|
|Norwegian literature||Old Norwegian literature|
|Old Norse literature|
|PZ||Fiction and juvenile belles lettres|