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English: Find Books

Start here for links to article databases and other online resources, along with tips for finding what you need in Tutt Library. Also has links to citation and style guides.

Call numbers

General works on literature are given call numbers beginning with PN. Works of English literature and works about English literature are in PR, while American literature and works about American literature are in PS. Here is how it breaks down:

PN1-6790 Literature (General)

  • PN441-1009.5 Literary history
    • PN610-779 By period
  • PN1010-1525 Poetry
  • PN1600-3307 Drama
  • PN3311-3503 Prose. Prose fiction

PR1-9680 English literature

  • PR57-78 Criticism
  • PR111-116 Women authors
  • PR161-479 By period
  • PR500-611 Poetry
  • PR621-739 Drama
  • PR750-885 Prose
  • PR1490-1799 Anglo-Saxon literature
  • PR1803-2165 Anglo-Norman period.
  • PR2199-3195 English Renaissance (1500-1640)
  • PR3291-3785 17th and 18th centuries (1640-1770)
  • PR3991-5990 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
  • PR6000-6049 1900-1960
  • PR6050-6076 1961-

PS1-3576 American literature

  • PS126-138 Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.
  • PS147-152 Women authors
  • PS185-228 By period
  • PS241-286 Special regions, states, etc.
  • PS301-325 Poetry
  • PS330-352 Drama
  • PS360-379 Prose
  • PS400-408 Oratory
  • PS409 Diaries
  • PS410-418 Letters
  • PS420-428 Essays
  • PS430-438 Wit and humor, satire
  • PS451-478 Folk literature
  • PS490 Juvenile literature (general)
  • PS501-688 Collections of American literature
  • PS700-3576Individual authors
    • PS700-893 17th/18th century (colonial period)
    • PS991-3390 19th century authors
    • PS3500-3549 Authors 1900-1960
    • PS3550-3576 Authors 1961-2000
    • PS3600-3626 Authors 2001-

PS8001-8599 Canadian literature

Use the catalog to find books & more at Colorado College

Use the CC library catalog to find books, DVDs, and other things in our local collection, as well as links to online resources such as ebooks and streaming video.

If you are used to the old "Tiger" catalog, that was replaced with our new catalog in the summer of 2019. It should work similarly to Tiger, but better! Please ask at the Research Desk or Circulation Desk if you need help.

Use Prospector to request books & more from across Colorado

If you can't find a book, DVD, CD, or other item you need in Tiger, you can use Prospector to search libraries across Colorado and then request that they be sent to the Tutt Library circulation desk for you to check out here.


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When the materials you want are not available in TIGER or Prospector, you can search in WorldCat and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • WorldCat lists library holdings throughout the nation
  • Requests require an ILL account
  • Items usually arrive in 5-10 business days
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