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Introduction to Literary Studies: Books

Getting books from other libraries

Use the options listed below to find books not in the GSU library:

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

Still stuck? Get more information, or ask a librarian for help.

Literature Call Numbers

P- General Language and Linguistics

PA- Classical Languages and Literature

PL- Languages and literature of Asia, Africa, Oceana

PN- Literary Criticism, Drama, Journalism & more

PQ- Romance literature (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)

PR- English Literature (includes former commonwealth such as South Africa)

PS- American Literature

PT- German, Dutch, Scandinavian literature

PZ- Children's literature

Floor Guide to the University Library

Library Catalog

Use the megasearch tab "Catalog" to find books in our library using GIL-Find. The catalog also lists other materials in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collections.

A Keyword search in GIL-Find is a good place to start if you are looking for information on a topic. If you have more specific information, you can also search by title, subject or author using the Advanced Search options.

** If you are looking for a specific book or journal for which you have the title/author, you might want to search in our GIL Classic catalog. **

** If GSU does not have the item you are looking for, try searching the GIL-Find Universal Catalog and requesting the item from another USG library via GIL Express. **

Locating Books

When you search GIL or GIL-Find, get this information to find the book:

  • Call number
  • Location
  • Status (Checked out, not checked out, renewed, etc.)

Still can't find your book? Here are your options:

  1. Check the sorting shelves on Library North 3.
  2. Ask for help at the Research Support Desk on Library North 2.
  3. Ask the Access Services staff (Library North 1 or Library South 2) to trace the book.
  4. Use GIL Express to get the book from another University System of Georgia library.

Literary Guides

Many publishers have guides to a particular literature. Some publishers who publish these type of works include Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Blackwell.

Humanities Librarian

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Leslie Madden
Library South
Suite 542