These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the English language and literatures collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). For questions or more information, please contact the English Studies Librarian.
The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.
English as a discipline concentrates on the study of the literature written in English and the study of English language. Such study employs the methods of literary criticism, scholarship, and the mastery of the techniques of expository or creative writing. The aim is not only to recognize the inherent value of a literary work but also to increase our understanding of the culture and the society from which the literary work emanates.
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Dewey Decimal Classification (Dewey materials are all located in remote storage):