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English Language & Literature: Find Books in the Library

Finding Literary Criticism

To find critical works about an author, go to the author's call number and locate books with a Z at the end of the first cutter number. For example: 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling is at 


R 797p

J.K Rowling's Harry Potter novels: a reader's guide by Phillip Nel is at 



For much more about Dewey Decimal Classification, see Let's Do Dewey

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Search beyond MTSU: WorldCat

Call Numbers for Literature

Browse literature by time period and language or nationality. Within call number areas, books are arranged alphabetically by author. 

4th floor:  

810-818  American Literature

811  American poetry 

812  American drama 

813  American fiction

   813.54  American fiction from 1945-

   813.6  American authors first published since 2000

814  American essays

815  American speeches 

816  American letters

817  American humor & satire

820-829  English Literature

         821  English poetry

         822  English drama

         823  English fiction

         824  English essays

         825  English speeches

         826  English letters

         827  English humor & satire

         829  Old English (Anglo-Saxon)

830-839  Germanic Literaure

(subcategories follow above examples)

840-849  French Literature

850-859  Italian, Romanian, and related literatures 

860-869  Spanish and Portuguese literatures

870-879  Italic literatures; Latin literature

880-889  Hellenic literatures; classical Greek

890         Literatures of other languages

891         East Indo-European & Celtic literatures

892         Afro-Asiatic literatures; Semitic literatures

893         Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic literatures

894         Altaic, Urali, Hyperborean & Dravidian

895         Literatures of East & Southeast Asia

896         African Literatures

897         North American native literatures

898         South American native literatures

899         Austronesian & other literatures