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English Language and Literature

Call Numbers

Call numbers tell you where a book is shelved. In the Francis A. Drexel Library, we use the Library of Congress Classification which groups titles by subject matter.

The following call number ranges will help you get started:

  • P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics
    •  P121-149 Linguistics
    •  P301-301.5 Style. Composition
    •  P302-302.87 Discourse analysis
    •  P321-325.5 Etymology; Semantics
    •  P327-327.5 Lexicography
    •  P501-769 Indo-European philology
  • PE1-3729 English
    •  PE101-(458) Anglo-Saxon. Old English
    •  PE501-(693) Middle English
    •  PE(814)-895 Early Modern English
    •  PE1001-1693 Modern English
    •  PE1700-3602 Dialects. Provincialisms
    •  PE3701-3729 Slang
  • PR1-9680 English literature
    •  PR1-78 Literary history and criticism
    •  PR500-614 Poetry
    •  PR621-744 Drama
    •  PR1098-1369 Collections
    •  PR1490-6126 Individual authors
      •  PR3291-3785 (1640-1770)
      •  PR3991-5990 (1770-1900)
  • PS1-3626 American literature
    •  PS301-326 Poetry
    •  PS330-353 Drama
    •  PS501-689 Collections
    •  PS700-3626 Individual authors

Library Catalog Search

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  • The Library Catalog is best used when searching for a specific title or author. 
  • You can search across additional fields such as ISBN or Call Number
  • You can search for specific "subjects" as defined by the Library of Congress


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