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British & American Literature

Welcome & Quick Start

Welcome! This guide is designed to help you find and use resources for literary research. 

Use the menu on the left-hand side to navigate this guide.

If you are new to conducting research:
Consider reviewing the Starting Your Research tutorial to learn the phases and processes of doing research.


To locate or browse novels and other works of literature from Britain and America in the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL):

  • We use the Library of Congress Classification System to organize physical books in the library: 
    • British literature: call numbers start with the letters PR (Multi-Tier Stacks 5 & 6)
    • American literature: call numbers start with the letters PS (Multi-Tier Stacks 6 & 7)

Start your English research with these key resources: 

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