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ENGL 3653 English Literature II (BA): Find Books

Call Number Ranges for Browsing the Shelves

Subclass P    Language and Literature

P Philology and linguistics (general)
PA Classical languages and literature
PB Modern European languages
PC Romance languages
PD Germanic languages
PE English
PF West Germanic
PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literature
PJ General works
PK Indo-Iranian
PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PM Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages
PN Literature
PQ Romance literatures
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT Germanic literatures
PZ Juvenile belles lettres

Where to Find Books

Print format books are available by searching the NSU online catalog (see the "NSU Libraries Home Page" link below).

Searches may be limited to just the Broken Arrow campus for convenience. Books available on the Tahlequah campus may be ordered for delivery to the Broken Arrow campus. It usually takes two to three days for materials to arrive via inter-campus mail.

Electronic books: EBSCO provides access to over 25,000 academic books to NSU students 24/7 (see the link below).

Materials unavailable at any NSU library may be obtained via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Interlibrary loan is a free service that allows NSU patrons to borrow materials from other libraries. 

Articles are delivered electronically and typically arrive within two days of placing the request. Allow approximately two weeks for books and other physical materials to be received.  Be aware that requests are usually filled quickly, but can sometimes take longer. Request ILL items early!  Check out the below link to access your interlibrary loan account.

Keyword Search

Many systems, like databases, library catalogs online, and Google, default to the "Keyword" search, which uses "natural language" or words. This term or set of terms can appear anywhere or any field in a record, such as title, author, subject, note, etc. The meaning of the words are not considered. For example, the terms "heavy metal" could pull results related to music or related to soil content. Here are some basic tips on how to use the Keyword search.

Tip: Used the Keyword search to combine an author and keywords in a title of his or her work. For example, for information about the poem, "Mending Wall", by Robert Frost, or the fiction novel, House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende, combine the author's last name and a keyword of the title of the work. Note: The names are not case sensitive.

  • Ex: Frost and Mending
  • Ex: allende and spirits
  • Example : stocks and bonds

Tip: Combine or group terms by enclosing them within quotation marks.  

  • "early childhood education"
  • "performance enhancing drugs"

Grouping: Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.  

Books on "English Literature" on the Broken Arrow Campus

Below are links to some targeted searches in the library online catalog on "criticism," "literature," "writing," and "research."

Here are the search results for books you will find in the Broken Arrow campus library on a variety of related topics.

Here are the search results for books you will find in the Tahlequah campus library on a variety of related topics.

Reference Materials on the Broken Arrow Campus

Here are a few reference sources available for use in the library (no check-outs).

New "English" (Language and Literature) Books in the BA Library

Here are the new English (language and literature) titles that have been added to the BA Collection recently.

Author Search

The "Author" search locates all items written or co-authored by that author in the library's collections. From the Library home page (see the link below), click on the "Books & Media" tab at the top of the main library page and select "Author" from the drop down menu.

Tip: Enter the author's last name/family name in the search box followed by the author's first name/given name. Examples:

  • Peter Cozzens or Cozzens Peter
  • James Harner or Harner James
  • Betty Ridge or Ridge Betty

Tip: If the author's name is similar to another author's name, provide the middle name initial.

  • Ex: Smith, James D or Smith, James F

Tip: Some author's names and middle initials are the same. If the middle name is given use it, if not generally a quick review of the book titles will determine which author is correct. 

  • Ex: Smith, James Perrin or Smith, James P

Tip: When searching for Latin names using the Library Catalog at NSU Libraries, they can differ in the way they are searched. However, when searching through the database WorldCat (OCLC), it will search for words and will return results. Examples:

  • Garcilaso de la Vega would be entered as: Vega, Garcilaso de la
  • Mario Vargas Llosa would be entered as: Vargas Llosa, Mario
  • Juana Ines de la Cruz would be entered as written, without changing the wording.
  • Federico Garcia Lorca would be entered as Garcia Lorca, Federico
  • Pedro Calderon de la Barca would be entered as Calderon de la Barca, Pedro

Subject Search

The "Subject" search uses a "controlled vocabulary" and focuses on subject terms or subject headings to define or to describe the information within the system. This type of search is targeted using specific terms or phrases that are highly relevant to the topic. It will locate all records on this subject and does not consider other fields, like the title or note fields as part of the search. This ensures the results are related and focused on the subject searched or the desired topic, which saves the user time.
Graphic Arts History
Graphic Arts Study and Teaching
Chemistry, Forensic
Epic Poetry
Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)
Women air pilots--United States--History

For additional information and to locate the Library of Congress subject authority headings and more, see the Library of Congress Authorities link below. 

Broken Arrow Librarian

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Major Authors of English Literature, pre-1800

Old English

  • Caedmon
  • Alfred the Great

Late Medieval

  • Gerald of Wales
  • Geoffrey of onmouth

Middle English

  • Thomas Mallory
  • John Calvin
  • William Langland
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • John Gower
  • Margery Kempe
  • Robert Henryson
  • William Dunbar
  • David Lyndsay

Medieval Drama

  • John Bunyan


  • Thomas Wyatt
  • Henry Howard
  • William Caxton

Renaissance - Elizabethan - Poetry

  • Sir Edmund Spencer
  • Sir Phillip Sydney
  • Thomas Campion

Renaissance - Elizabethan - Drama

  • John Florio
  • William Shakespeare
  • Thomas Kyd
  • Thomas Sackville
  • Norton

Renaissance - Jacobean

  • Jane Lumley
  • William Shakespeare
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Thomas Dekkar
  • John Fletcher
  • Francis Beaumont
  • Ben Johnson
  • John Webster
  • Thomas Middleton
  • William Rowley

Renaissance - Jacobean - Poetry

  • John Donne
  • George Herbert
  • George Chapman

Renaissance - Jacobean - Prose

  • Sir Francis Bacon
  • Frances Godwin
  • William Tyndale

Late Renaissance‚Äč

  • Andrew Marvell
  • Thomas Traherne
  • Henry Vaughan
  • Robert Herrick
  • Richard Lovelace
  • Thomas Carew
  • Sir John Suckling
  • John Milton
  • Thomas Urquhart

Restoration - Drama

  • Katherine Philips
  • Aphra Behn

Restoration - Poetry

  • George Etherege
  • John Wilmot
  • John Dryden
  • Alexander Pope

Restoration - Prose

  • Samuel Pepys
  • John Bunyan

Augustan Age

  • John Dryden
  • Jonathan Swift
  • William Congreve
  • Joseph Addison
  • Richard Steele
  • Henry Fielding
  • Samuel Johnson
  • James Thomsen
  • Tobias Smollett
  • Richard Cumberland

Augustan Age - Prose

  • Joseph Addison
  • Daniel Defoe
  • William Hogarth
  • Richard Steel

Augustan Age - Drama

  • William Congreve
  • George Farquhar
  • Charles Macklin
  • Arthur Murphy

Augustan Age - Poetry

  • Alexander Pope
  • James Thomsen
  • Edward Young

Roots of Romanticism (Age of Johnson)

  • Samuel Johnson
  • Oliver Goldsmith
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Laurence Sterne
  • Frances Burney
  • Thomas Gray
  • William Cowper
  • Christopher Smart
  • Thomas Chatterton
  • Robert Blair
  • James MacPherson
  • Horace Walpole
  • Ann Radcliffe
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Robert Burns
  • Walter Scott