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ENGL 2020: Re-examining the Swinging Sixties: British Literature and Film: Books

A course guide to help students get started finding resources for their assignment.


Subject Headings

Use the following subject headings to search for books, periodicals, and ebooks in the Library Catalog.

Mass Media and Culture

Mass media and culture--Great Britain--History--20th century
Popular culture--Great Britain--History--20th century

English Literature

English literature--20th century
English literature--20th century--History and criticism
English fiction--20th century
​English fiction--20th century--History and criticism


Motion pictures--Great Britain
​Motion picture industry--Great Britain
Motion pictures--Great Britain--history
Motion pictures--Great Britain--history and criticism
Motion picture actors and actresses--Clothing



Search tips and examples for books about British Films and Literature of the Sixties

British Film
Sample Book Searches from the Library Catalog

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British Literature
Sample Book Searches from the Library Catalog

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Finding Books

Books related to Films - Call Numbers Walker Library (Third Floor)

  • 791 -- Film and cinema, TV and radio
  • 791.43 --Film theory and criticism
  • 791.437 --Screenplays
  • 791.44 --Movies

Books related to English Literature - Call Numbers Walker Library (Fourth Floor)

  • 820 British literature in English
    • 820.8 collections
    • 820.9 history and criticism
  • 823 Fiction
    • 823.08 collections
    • 823.09 history and criticism

Library Catalog

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ebook Collection

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eBook Collection (EBSCO)

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(Adapted from the University of PIttsburgh)