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Introduction to research in English language & literature

Finding Books and eBooks

When searching for eBooks, you can use many of the same strategies as you use for finding articles. You can also search using a title, author, or other publication information.

In the library, browse books related to literature using call numbers that start with:

  • PN : Literature (General)
    • PN 80 - PN 99 : Criticism
  • PR : English Literature
    • PR 57 - PR 78 : Criticism
    • PR 401 - PR 488 : Modern period (1500s - current)
    • PR 2199 - PR 3195 : English renaissance (1500-1640)
    • PR 3291 - PR 3785 : 17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
    • PR 3991 - PR 5990 : 19th century (1770-1900)
    • PR 6000 - PR 6049 : 1900-1960
    • PR 6050 - PR 6076 : 1961-2000
    • PR 6100 - PR 6126 : 2001 - present
  • PS : American Literature
    • PS 185 - PS 195 : 17th-18th centuries
    • PS 201 - PS 217 : 19th century
    • PS 221 - PS 228 : 20th century
    • PS 229 - PS 231 : 21st century
    • PS 700 - PS 893 : Individual authors - colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
    • PS 991 - PS 3390 : Individual authors - 19th century
    • PS 3500 - PS 3549 : Individual authors - 1900-1960
    • PS 3550 - PS 3576 : Individual authors - 1961-2000
    • PS 3600 - PS 3626 : Individual authors - 2001-present
    • PS 8001 - PS 8599 : Canadian literature

Library Books

eBook Collections

Public Libraries

If you live in Maryland, you can access many resources through your local public library - including eBooks! Public libraries will likely have more variety if you are looking for fiction, and can be helpful to supplement the nonfiction and educational eBooks provided by CSM Libraries.