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English Writing & Literature: Books

This guide provides starting points for research in English.

Searching for Books at BCC Libraries

Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The HELM Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any HELM Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.

Search the Catalog

Catalog search for books about Shakespeare.

Type your keywords into the search box on the library home page, then hit enter. You will be searching not only BCC titles, but books in the entire SAILS Catalog.

Try These Books

This is just a sampling of the books available to you in BCC Library System.  Books may be located in Attleboro, Fall River, or New Bedford. The location is noted in the Call Number

Useful Handout

Library of Congress Classification System

BCC Libraries shelve books according to the Library of Congress Classification System.  Titles for English can be found under the headings below.  You can browse the shelves in the following call number ranges:

  • P LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  • P Philology and linguistics (General)PA Classical languages and literature
  • PB Modern European Languages. Celtic languages
  • PC Romance languages
  • PD Germanic languages. Scandinavian
  • PE English
  • PF West Germanic (Dutch, German, etc)
  • PG Slavic. Baltic, Albanian languages
  • PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages
  • PJ Oriental languages and literatures
  • PK Indo-Iranian
  • PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
  • PM American Indian languages. Artificial languages
  • PN Literature. Literary history and collections. Criticism
  • PQ Romance literature
  • PR English literature
  • PS American literature
  • PT Germanic literatures
  • PZ Fiction