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Arabic Studies 369: Literature in the Library Catalog

Indigenous Narratives
Professor Amal Eqeiq
Spring 2021

Search Strategies

To find works of literature in the library, start in the Library Catalog and Worldcat and use any of these search strategies:

- Do a Browse Search by Author
- Do a Browse Search by Title
- Do an Advanced Search for the words "fiction", "short fiction" "drama" "poetry" in the Subject field 
- Do a Advanced Search for the word "novel" in the Title field 
Remember that subject classification is not consistently applied - so you need to run a combination of searches to be comprehensive. 

To find literary scholarship published in book format: use the subject heading History and Criticism and combine it with your topic or an author.
For example: 

 

Library of Congress - Class P - Language and Literature

Library of Congress Classification Outline for Class P.

P Philology. Linguistics
PA Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature
PB Modern languages. Celtic language
PC Romanic languages
PD Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages
PE English language
PF West Germanic languages
PG Slavic languages. Baltic languages. Albanian language
PH Uralic languages. Basque language
PJ Oriental languages and literatures
PK Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania PM Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
PN Literature (General)
PQ French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT German literature - Dutch literature - Flemish literature since 1830 Afrikaans literature - Scandinavian literature - Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian - Modern Icelandic literature - Faroese literature - Danish literature - Norwegian literature - Swedish literature
PZ Fiction and juvenile belles lettres