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English Composition and Literature: Books

Books on Writing and Research

All of our reference books are located on the first floor of the library.


Search our online catalog to find books and other items in our library.

To search the catalog remember to use keywords, not complete sentences or phrases.

Example: type Capital Punishment not History of the death penalty in the United States.

Or, combine simple or broad keywords such as juvenile AND crime.

When you find a book that you think is useful, look in the table of contents or index to locate your subject quickly.

TIP: Look to the books on the right and left of the book you find on the self; books are arranged by subject so you might find something useful nearby.

Library of Congress

College libraries use a classification system developed by the Library of Congress to organize our material.

H - Social Sciences

HN - Social history and conditions

HV - Social pathology. Social welfare and public welfare

K - Law

KF - United States, Law

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