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American Literature: Home

This guide is intended to help you find both print and online American Literature resources.

AMERICAN LITERATURE GUIDE

This guide is intended to help you find both print and online American Literature. This guide is only a starting point for your research, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of resources. If you need further assistance, please visit the Service Desk in the library or contact your librarian, Robert Robinette, at rrobinette@astate.edu

Poll

In a bareknuckle brawl between poets, who would win?
Walt Whitman: 1 votes (10%)
Emily Dickinson: 9 votes (90%)
Total Votes: 10
 
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RESEARCH DATABASES

To view the full list of American Literature related databases, click here.

To view all our databases, click here.

BOOKS IN THE DEAN B. ELLIS LIBRARY

All books in the library are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress classification system for call numbers and subject headings. The main call number for American Literaturebegins with "PS". The basic breakdown for PS is as follows:
 

PS1-PS3626 - American Literature (General)
PS800-PS893 - Colonial Period (17th & 18th Century)
PS991-PS3390 - 19th Century
PS3500-PS3549  - 1900-1960
PS3550-3576  - 1961-2000
PS3600-3626 - 2001-Present

 

Thnumbers that follow these beginning letters relate to the narrower scope of the item, for example: the call number PS266 .A8 represents books about southern literature specifically related to Arkansas, and the call number PS266 .M7 is for books about southern literature of Mississippi. An example of a specific call number for a book entitled Contemporary Arkansas Authors: a Selective Bibliography is PS266 .A8 R29.

Occasionally a totally different call number will appear. This means the item is about more than American Literature and higher importance was given to the other subject when the call number was assigned. For help locating a book, you can always ask a librarian. 

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Poll

Do you prefer print or ebooks?
The tactile nature of delicate vellum pages titillates me.: 4 votes (66.67%)
I AM AN AUTOMATON. FEED ME DIGITAL DATA.: 2 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 6