ENG 290: Literary Studies

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Book faq

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Find Books About An Author or Work

To search for books about an author or work:

  1. From the library homepage, select the WSU Library Catalog link under the Find Books & More heading.

  2. Search for the author's name or title of work as a SUBJECT

  3. Type in the name (last name, first name) or title.

  4. To ensure that you have located all books that discuss a specific author:

    • Complete an ALL FIELDS or KEYWORD search for the name or title. This type of search is successful when the name or title is not an assigned subject in the book record. Instead the name appears in the contents section of the book record.

  5. Click on the book title for more information and a description. From here, you may able be to look at the table of contents or view a list of subjects associated with the book. Also, note the similar items along the right side.

  6. Cite, email, text, or export the information using the links at the top.

  7. Write down the call number. Each book has it's own call number. For more information about call numbers, review the WHAT'S A CALL NUMBER? box.

  8. Make sure the book is available before you...

  9. Go to the shelves to find your book. Main collection books are on the 2nd floor, while the reference collection is on the main floor, behind the reference desk.

  10. Remember to browse. It's one of the best strategies for locating additional books.

What do the call numbers mean?

The WSU Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize most of its books. The LCC system organizes books into twenty-one broad subject areas, which are represented by letters of the Roman Alphabet. Each letter and number in the call number signifies specific topics. For example, L is for Education, LC1036 will include books about Community Education.

To learn how the LCC System is divided into more specific subject areas, please click on the links below:

A – GENERAL WORKS

B – PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION

C – AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY

D – WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

E – HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

F – HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

G – GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION

H – SOCIAL SCIENCES

J – POLITICAL SCIENCE

K – LAW

L – EDUCATION

M – MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC

N – FINE ARTS

P – LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Q – SCIENCE

R – MEDICINE

S – AGRICULTURE

T – TECHNOLOGY

U – MILITARY SCIENCE

V – NAVAL SCIENCE

Z – BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (General)

WSU Doesn't Have It - FAQ

If we don't have a book or article here at WSU, we can borrow it from another library. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our interlibrary loan service. Have a question not answered here? Check our Interlibrary Loan policies page, or contact me for an appointment today.

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

It's asking me for a barcode and password. Do I have one of those?

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How will I get my article?

How quickly can I get my book or article?

I'm a WSU-R student. Can I get Krueger Library materials?

I'm an on-line only student. How do I get books and articles?

I need to renew my interlibrary loan book. What do I do?

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