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Follow the Reader: Senior Seminar in Research Writing (ENG 395): Books

Follow the Reader: Senior Seminar in Research Writing ---A research guide for Prof.Tegan's course (ENGL-395)

Call Numbers

The Library book collection is arranged in the Library of Congress Classification System that identifies a unique call number for each book. The call number is a series of letters and digits reflecting the subject of the book and its place on the library shelf.

Works in literature and literary criticism are placed in the section of the collection and broken down into areas of individual literatures or subtopics.

PL   Languages & literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa & Oceania

PN   Literature (General)

PQ   French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Literature

PR   English Literature

PS   American Literature

PT   German Literature


While online, you can browse the collection by subject headings. Here are some examples:

  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Criticism and interpretation.
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Bibliography.
  • Novelists, American 20th century Biography.
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 Biography.
  • Reader-response theory and criticism



SXU and I-Share


Didn't find a book in I-Share? Search public and other libraries.


Electronic Book Library (no charge to SXU students, faculty and staff). Requires NetiD and password to access and read online.

Our primary e-book platform. Records are searchable in the regular book catalog, but this option offers deeper keyword searching. May be viewed online or downloaded.  Download requires an Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions (or an alternate ePub Reader app). 

Search Google Books

A significant part of Google Books offers full-text books that are in public domain. Other works allow previews only. Limiting options are available under Search Tools on the screen.

Google Book Search
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