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English Research Guide: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to English.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATIONS FOR LITERATURE

The Jerry Falwell Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize the collection and create call numbers. Library of Congress designations for literature begin with the letter P. Physical books in the field of literature are housed in the Caudell Reading Room on the second and third floors.

The Curriculum Library, which houses literature for children and young adults, uses the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. 

Resources listed on this page are a mix of print and electronic resources.

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

These encyclopedias are a sample of the materials available in the Jerry Falwell Library collection which can be used to support research in American and English literature.  

            

DICTIONARIES

These dictionaries are a sample of the materials available in the Jerry Falwell Library collection to support research in American and English literature.

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