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English: Books

This guide recommends resources for research in English language studies, British and American literature, and other literatures written in English.

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E-Books: Contemporary

The library has access to many digitized books. Sample collections are listed below, or search the UW Catalog for a specific title.

E-books: Historical

Finding Print Books on the Shelves of the UW Libraries

The UW Libraries uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize items in the collection. This is a method that always has some letters followed by numbers. The following Library of Congress ranges might be useful to people studying English & American literature:

  • English and American literature: PR and PS
  • English language history: PE
  • Celtic languages and literatures: PB
  • Books with lists of authors, works, and literary subjects: Z5051- 8999