Skip to Main Content

English Studies Research Guide

This page provides research support for courses and topics within the Department of English.

Search the Library Catalog


Browse the Collection

Our books are organized on the shelf using Library of Congress Classification.

The following sections for books are related to British literature in English:

PR 1-78; PR 161-488: Literary History and Criticism

PR 1490-2165: Early and Middle English (pre-1500)

PR 2199-3195: Renaissance (1500-1640)

PR 3291-3785: 17th and 18th Centuries (1640-1770)

PR 3991-5990: 19th Century (1770-1900)

PR 6000-6076: 20th Century

PR 6100-6129: 21st Century

The following sections for books are related to American literature in English:

PS 185-195; PS 700-893: 17th and 18th Centuries

PS 201-217; PS 991-3990: 19th Century

PS 221-228; PS 3500-3576: 20th Century

PS 229-231; PS 3600-3626: 21st Century

PS 261-267: PS 551-559: Southern Literature

Access the full range of P class call numbers.

VIDEO: Searching for Books

This video shows you how to search for print books using the library's search system.

VIDEO: Requesting Books from the Library

This video shows you how to request print books and other materials owned by the library through the library's search system.

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Online Resources

Full text search of books and magazines scanned by Google.

Using Interlibrary Loan

Need a book or article that we don't own? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that lets students, faculty, and staff of UNC Charlotte borrow materials that are owned by libraries at other institutions.

VIDEO: Using Interlibrary Loan

This video shows you how to request books and articles from other libraries using Atkins Library's Interlibrary Loan service.