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Most Literature books fall within the P call range on our Upper Level:

P     Philology. Linguistics PA   Greek and Latin languages and literatures

PB   Modern languages. Celtic languages

PC   Romanic lnaguages

PD   Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages

PE   English language

PF   West Germanic languages

PG   Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian languages

PH   Uralic and Basque languages

PJ   Oriental languages and literatures

PK   Indo-Iranian languages and literatures

PL   Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania

PM   Hyperborean, Indian, and artifical languages

PN   Literature (General)

PQ   French, Italian, spanish, and Portuguese literatures

PR   English literature

PS   American literature

PT   Germanic and Scandinavian literatures

PZ   Fiction and juvenile belles lettres


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Subject Headings

Use the following terms to fully explore library holdings in these common subjects.

General Literature Subject Headings:

Literature - History and criticism

English literature--19th century--History and criticism

Poetry - History and criticism

Drama - History and criticism

Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews

Authors, American--biography

Authors, English--biography


Ramsey Library has a lot of great resources. Look for these in the call numbers:

NC DOC is any government document housed at Ramsey Library. Located behind the microfilm and to the left.
MICROFILM is located behind the DVD/CD room, past Blowers Gallery. Ask at the reference desk if you need assistance.
SPEC COLL stands for special collections, UNC-A's collection of primary source materials about life in Western North Carolina. Located on the second floor of Ramsey Library, and open Monday-Friday until 5 pm.
REFERENCE means the book is a reference book, and cannot be checked out of the library. Located to the left of the reference desk.
PER CURRENT stands for current periodicals, or current newspapers and magazines. Located across from circulation desk.


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