English Language and Literature

The Library contains many sources of information which students of English Language and Literature will find useful. This guide is intended to help you make the best use of those resources.


Books in the library are shelved using a numerical ordering system known as The Dewey Decimal System.  Below shows key areas where English Language and Literature books can be found.   Clicking on the number will take you into the Library Catalogue and show you all the books, journal articles and other media in the subject area.


421 Punctuation
421.52 Spelling
423 Dictionaries
425 Grammar
428  Standard English usage
428.6 Simplified texts for easy reading


808.066 Essay and report writing
808.23 Screenwriting/scriptwriting
809 World literature: history
810 American literature
820 English literature
821 English poetry - texts (821.09 - 821.9 criticism)
822 English drama - texts (822.09 - 822.9 criticism. Nb. Shakespeare criticism 822.33)
823 English novel - criticism
824 Pre-twentieth century novels - "classics" - are shelved at 824 at Ardleigh Green only.
All other novels are shelved in the Fiction collection (FIC)
828 Essays and letters


The library stocks Journals relating to your subject: Journals can be borrowed for one week at a time. The current issue may not be borrowed but is available for reference. You may photocopy one article from any one issue. Journal articles can be found by searching your chosen subject in the Library Catalogue.

English Review

Useful Websites

Royal Shakespeare Company's Learning Zone

Last modified: Thursday, 13 September 2018, 1:19 PM