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Literature Guide


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Mount St. Joseph University
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Find Literature Books

When looking for literature books or videos/DVDs on any topic, try these methods:


When searching library catalogs, you might begin with a subject search.
Examples of subject search terms:

American literature
American literature—19th Century
English literature
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616—Characters
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
Short stories

If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search. Keyword searching lets you to search words in the title, author, publisher, and subject headings fields. There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian.

For some people, browsing the art section of the Library's book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call # range.

Call # Range


811, 3rd Floor

American Poetry

812, 3rd Floor

American Drama

813, 3rd Floor

American Novels

821, 3rd Floor

English Poetry

822, 3rd Floor

Shakespeare and other English Drama

823, 3rd Floor

English Novels

830, 3rd Floor

German Literature

840, 3rd Floor

French Literature

850, 3rd Floor

Italian Literature

860, 3rd Floor

Spanish Literature

870, 3rd Floor

Latin Literature

880, 3rd Floor

Classical Greek

890, 3rd Floor

Russian and other Literature