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English Research Guide

A research guide for English students.



English at Columbia State


Welcome to the English Department at Columbia State Community College! Our English curriculum serves several important purposes:

  • First, it provides basic courses that meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts degree.
  • Second, it offers comprehensive preparation for English majors who plan on transferring to a four-year university to continue their literary studies.
  • Third, it offers many stimulating electives that will inspire your creative and critical thinking abilities.

Finding English Resources in the Library

Library of Congress Classification &

Relevant Subject Headings

  • Subclass PR
    • PR1-9680 English literature
    • PR1-56 Literary history and criticism
    • PR57-78 Criticism
    • PR111-116 Women authors
    • PR125-(138.5) Relations to other literatures and countries
    • PR161-488 By period
    • PR171-236 Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)
    • PR251-369 Medieval. Middle English (1066-1500)
    • PR401-488 Modern
    • PR421-(429) Elizabethan era (1550-1640)
    • PR431-(439) 17th century
    • PR441-(449) 18th century
    • PR451-(469) 19th century
    • PR471-(479) 20th century
    • PR481-488 21st century
    • PR500-614 Poetry
    • PR521-614 By period
    • PR621-744 Drama
    • PR641-744 By period
    • PR750-890 Prose
    • PR767-818 By period
    • PR821-890 Prose fiction. The novel
    • PR901-907.2 Oratory PR908 Diaries
    • PR911-918 Letters
    • PR921-928 Essays
    • PR931-938 Wit and humor
    • PR(951)-981 Folk literature
    • PR1098-1369 Collections of English literature
    • PR1110 Special classes of authors
    • PR1119-1151 By period
    • PR1170-1228 Poetry
    • PR1241-1273 Drama
    • PR1281-1309 Prose (General)
    • PR1321-1329 Oratory
    • PR1330 Diaries
    • PR1341-1349 Letters
    • PR1361-1369 Essays
    • PR1490-1799 Anglo-Saxon literature
    • PR1803-2165 Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle PR English
    • 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 1961-2000
    • PR6100-6126 2001-
    • PR8309-9680 English literature: Provincial, local, etc.

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