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English: Books, Theses & Dissertations

Resources for English

Key Locations

The Hartley Library uses the Library of Congress classification scheme for subjects other than Education which uses Dewey Decimal Classification. Key locations for titles of interest to English students are listed here.

Call Number     Subject     
PN Comparative Literature & Literary Theory
PR English Literature
PS American Literature

Floor 5 of Hartley holds the main collection of books for English:

Hartley Library Level 5 Floor Plan

 

Call Numbers explained

When you enter the details of the item that you want on the library catalogue, it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

The call number will usually look something like this example:

PR 4560 BRO 

The combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.

The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.

Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Literary Sources provides access to 8 different literature databases including more than 1,5 million critiques, poems, plays, dramas, biographies, articles and quotations. With a series of databases, it supports scholars researching the Western Literature. It includes:

A user guide can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqg9Q3lREOQ

Oxford Handbooks

Cambridge Companions Online

Using other University libraries

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme, The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.

You can sign up for the scheme on the SCONUL website.

Theses and Dissertations

University of Southampton PhD/ MPhil theses

University of Southampton Undergraduate / Masters dissertations

  • a limited number of undergraduate dissertations are held on Blackboard under the Research Project module code
  • for Masters and further examples of undergraduate dissertations students should ask enquire at the Faculty Office or discuss with their supervisor