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English Language & 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.

Start your research with these key resources:


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: 
    • English language: PE (Multi-Tier Stacks 1)
    • English literature from Great Britain and commonwealth countries: 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)

Arts and Humanities Librarian

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Andrea Ketterer
Research, Teaching, & User Services
The Claremont Colleges Library
909 607-8626