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Literature Research Guide - American : Books

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 PS 1-3576     American literature

     - PS 126-138     Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.

     - PS 147-152     Women authors

     - PS 163-173     Treatment of special subjects, classes

     - PS 185-231     By period

          - PS 185-195     17th-18th centuries

          - PS 201-217     19th century

          - PS 221-228     20th century

          - PS 229-231     21st century

     - PS 241-286     Special regions, states, etc.

          - PS 241-255     North

          - PS 261-267     South

          - PS 271-285     West and Central

     - PS 301-326     Poetry

     - PS 330-353     Drama

     - PS 360-380     Prose

     - PS 370-380     Prose fiction

     - PS 400-408.2     Oratory

     - PS 409     Diaries

     - PS 410-419     Letters

     - PS 420-429     Essays

     - PS 430-439     Wit and humor.  Satire

     - PS 451-478     Folk literature

     - PS 490     Juvenile literature (General)

     - PS 501-689     Collections of American literature

               - PS 580-619     Poetry

               - PS 623-635     Drama

               - PS 642-659.5     Prose (General)

               - PS 660-668.2     Oratory

               - PS 669     Diaries

               - PS 670-678.2     Letters

               - PS 680-689     Essays

     - PS 700-3576     Individual authors

               - PS 700-893     Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)

               - PS 991-3390     19th century

               - PS 3500-3549     1900-1960

               - PS 3550-3576     1961-2000

               - PS 3600-3626     2001-

Section PS is located on the 2nd floor.

 

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