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Find Books in the Library

Books are organized on the library shelves by subject, according to call numbers.

Books on languages and literature have call numbers that start with the following letters:

PA -- Classical Languages and Literatures (incl. Latin and Greek)

PC -- Romance Languages and Literatures (incl. French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese)

PF -- Germanic Languages

PG -- Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures (incl. Russian)

PJ -- Oriental Languages and Literatures (incl. Arabic)

PL -- Languages and Literatures of East Asia ( incl. Japanese and Mandarin)

PQ -- Romance Literatures

Search for Books in Other Libraries

You can look for books in other libraries.

Can't find that book or article you need? Interlibrary loan!

An Interlibrary Loan is asking another library for a copy of their book or article. It is free to use. Use the link below to find out more information and place an Interlibrary Loan request.

Book Searching Tips

Finding too much?

  • Use AND between ideas to search for BOTH terms
  • Put “Quotation Marks Around Your Search" to search for exact phrases

Finding too little?

  • Use OR between your ideas to search for EITHER term
  • Put ? after the root of a word to look for multiple endings

For better searching, think of multiple ways to describe your topic

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