Books of interest to English Literature students are shelved on the lower floor of the Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|801||Literary theory and criticism||823||English fiction|
|810||American literature||824||English essays|
|820||English literature||828||English diaries|
|821||English poetry||829||Old English and Anglo-Saxon Literature|
Separate sequences of Oversize books and Pamphlets are located on the lower floor of the Library before the main book sequence begins.
Critical works about an author are shelved immediately after works by the author. For example, books by Charles Dickens are at 823.8 DIC, a book about Dickens by Smith would be at 823.8 DIC/S.
If you would like to request a resource for purchase, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving full details of the book and brief details of the course or project you are working on. Alternatively please fill in the book suggestion form.
If you can't get to Oxford to borrow the book, you can request a scan of one chapter to be sent to you. Sign in to SOLO and choose 'Offsite scan' (for items in the closed stack) or LibraryScan (for items in libraries)
Here's a sample of e-books you can find on SOLO.
Many e-books are part of collections. By going to the collection, you can search across all books, or sometimes a subject sub set. Some of the main collections which include English Literature are listed here.