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English and American Literature: Pre-1800 Literature

This guide introduces you to some of the most important print and electronic tools for researching in English and American literature.

Browsing Pre-1800 Literature

To browse the library's holdings, use the Library of Congress Classification Outline as a starting point.

PN611-649 Literary History, Ancient
PN661-694 Literary History, Medieval (to 1500)
PN683-687 Literary History, Legends
PN688-691 Literary History, Poetry
PN692-693 Literary History, Prose. Prose fiction
PN695-779 Literary History, Modern
PN715-749 Literary History, Renaissance (1500-1700) 

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Pre-1800 Texts

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