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Literature: Print Reference

Browsing the Reference Stacks

Browsing works very well in the Reference Stacks since they are relatively compact.  Books in Reference (like books throughout the library) are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. Click on the links below to see details on the call numbers in the P classification (Language and Literature)


Using the Catalog

You can easily filter out just the Reference Collection by using the Connelly Library Catalog.  Run a search on a keyword or subject and use the drop down arrow keys to sort by Reference Resources

Selected Print Reference

There are far too many excellent print reference books to list here.  However here is a sampling:


Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century REF PN771 .E5 1998

American writers : a collection of literary biographies REF PS129 .A55 (followed by supplements)

British writers REF PR85 .B688 (followed by supplements)

European writers REF PN501 .E9 1983

Latin American writers REF PQ7081.A1 L37 1989 (followed by supplements)

Reference Guide to World Literature REF PN524 .R44 2003

World Authors (series  of books)

The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics REF PN1021 .N39 1993

The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama REF PN1861 .C65 2007