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English Research Guide

Find research and resources relevant to English Studies, including literature and linguistics, creative writing, and rhetoric, composition and pedagogy.

Browsing for Books

Books in UH Libraries are organized by subjects, as represented by call numbers.

Language & Literature materials can be found in the P sections (see Location Guide for details). Browse for books related to English Language & Literature in the following sections:

PE1-3729 - English Language

PE101-458 - Anglo-Saxon. Old English

PE501-639 - Middle English

PE814-896 - Early Modern English

PE1001-1693 - Modern English

PN 45-245 - Theory.  Criticism.  Authorship
PN 441-1009.5 - Literary History (biography, currents of literature, by period or genre)
PN 1010-1525 - Poetry (theory, philosophy, treatment of, etc.)
PN 1600-3307 - Drama (treatment of, technique, etc.)

PR 1-9680 - English Literature
PR 171-236 - Anglo-Saxon
PR 251-369 - Medlieval.  Middle English
PR 421-488 - Elizabethan
PR 431-439 - 17th century
PR 441-449 - 18th century
PR 451-469 - 19th century
PR 1490-1799 - Anglo-Saxon Literature
PR 1803-2165 - Early English. Middle English
PR 2199-3195 - English Renaissance (1500-1640)
PR 3291-3785 - 17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
PR 3991-5990 - 19th century (1770/1800-1890/1900)  
PR 6000-6049 - 1900-1960
PR 6050-6076 - 1961-2000
PR 6100-6126 - 2001 -
PR 8309-9680 - English Literature: Provincial, local, etc.

PS 1-3576 - American Literature
PS 185-196 - 17th and 18th centuries
PS 201-217 - 19th century
PS 221-228 - 20th century
PS 229-231 - 21st century
PS700-893 - Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
PS991-3590 - 19th century
PS3500-3549 - 20th century (1900-1960)
PS3550-3576 - 20th century (1961-2000)
PS3600-3626 - 21st century (2001-present)

All print journals are located in the basement of the Red Wing. You can browse the print titles there.

You found a book listed in the catalog, now what?

If a book says Anderson/General Location, and it's "In Library"...match the Call # beginning letters to the Location Guide in order to find the book on the correct library floor.