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ENGL 2112 World Literature (Harrelson): Books

Call Numbers

There are many books available in the Roberts Library.  You may search the catalog or browse the shelves upstairs on the 2nd floor.

Call Numbers:

PN - General & Comparative Literature
PQ - French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Literature
PR - English Literature
PS - American Literature
PT - German literature
        Dutch literature
        Flemish literature since 1830
        Afrikaans literature
        Scandinavian literature
        Old Norse literature
        Modern Icelandic literature
        Faroese literature
        Danish literature 
        Norwegian literature 
        Swedish literature
PZ - Fiction: Juvenile Literature

Library of Congress classification

The Roberts Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to arrange books on our shelves.

The first two lines describe the subject of the book.  The third line often represents the author's last name. The last line represents the date of publication.


Tips for Finding Books on the Shelf

Call number 'LB 2395 .C65 1991' on the spine of a book and in the online catalog

Read call numbers line by line.

Read the first line in alphabetical order:
A, B, BF, C, D... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML...

Read the second line as a whole number:
1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430...

The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, eg:
.C65 = .65 .C724 = .724

Some call numbers have more than one combination letter-number line.

The last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order:
1985, 1991, 1992...