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Where to look on the shelves?
Dewey Decimal Classification:
- 800--Literature, Rhetoric & Criticism
- 810--American Literature in English
- 820--English & Old English Literatures
- 830--German & Related Literatures
- 840--French & Related Literatures
- 850--Italian, Romanian & Related Literatures
- 860--Spanish & Portuguese Literatures
- 870--Latin & Italic Literatures
- 880--Classic & Modern Greek Literatures
- 890--Other Literatures
Databases to Explore
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Proquest Learning: Literature
A comprehensive resource including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources.
ASKRI--Biography Reference Center
When on the ASKRI main page, select Biography Reference Center to find authors' biographical information.
Search the NHS Library Catalog Here (RICAT/Follett)!
Reference Books to Explore
The library has many multi-volume sets that focus on authors. Please visit the 800's in the reference section to see what we have. Ask Mrs. Gongoleski if you need any help!
Below are a few to start with.
Novels for Students by
Call Number: Ref 809.3 Nov
Publication Date: 2017-10-06
Short Stories for Students by
Call Number: Ref 808.83 Sho
Publication Date: 2017-06-02
British Writers by
Call Number: Ref 820.9 Bri
Publication Date: 2010-06-11
This collection of critical essays covers hundreds of writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day. The contributors analyze many individual works and engage the reader with their distinctive themes and stylistic. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each volume and provide historical background.