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English Literatures

A guide to research resources for English, American, and Anglophone world literature.

Researching Poetry

Consult these sources to learn more about literary authors, periods, genres, texts, and their historical contexts.

Primary Sources - Poetry

Poetry Indexes

Browsing Areas

The following sections are good for browsing poetic works and books on poetry, which are shelved on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library.

PN 1010-1525 - Poetry

PN 6099-6110 - Collections of Poetry

PR 500-614 - English Poetry

PR 1170-1228 - Collections of English Poetry

PS 310-326 - American Poetry

PS 580-619 - Collections of American Poetry

Poetry can also be found scattered throughout the PR and PS sections; however, those titles are interspersed with other genres and non-fiction works.

Sample Subject Headings

Type

Form

Example

Author as Subject

Last name, First name

Rich, Adrienne

National/Regional Literature

Nationality/Region + Literature

English literature

Irish literature

African literature (English)

Caribbean literature (English)

Literary Genre

Genre

Poetry

Lyric Poetry

Odes

Nationality/Region + Genre

English poetry

American poetry

Caribbean poetry (English)

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