The English referencing guide is available below.
Welcome to the Arts, English and Languages library subject pages. If you're new to QUB take a look at Welcome to Queen's! New Student Guide to the Library at Queen's.
On this page you'll find general information, follow the links for more specialist information about your subject area. Following the library on social media is a good way of keeping up to date
If you are just starting your degree our guides to Understanding Research Literature will demystify the world of chapters, journals, articles, bibliographies and editors.
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The Literary Encyclopedia is a constantly evolving and updating repository of authoritative reference work about literary and cultural history. All our articles are solicited by invitation from specialist scholars in higher education institutions all over the world, refereed and approved by subject editors in our Editorial Board. The LE is thus uniquely selective, reliable and authoritative.
Useful shelf-marks for English are:
P - Philology and Linguistics
PR - English Literature
PS - American Literature
These large sections break down into themes, the most useful are:
Philology and Linguistics
P101-410 Language and linguistic theory.
PR1490-1799 Anglo-Saxon literature
PR1803-2165 Anglo-Norman period. Early English
PR2199-3195 English renaissance
PR3291-3785 17th and 18th centuries
PR3991-5990 19th century
PS700-893 Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
PS991-(3390) 19th century
Standard Loan English books will be on Floor 2 of the McClay Library. A smaller selection can be found in the Short Loan collection on the Ground Floor of the McClay Library.