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Full length journal, magazine and newspaper articles can be found in our online article collections.If a book or article cannot be found in PVAMU’s resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item.
Find Books
Search the PVAMU Libraries Online Catalog for “literature”; “language”. Most of the books on literature and languages that can be checked out are on the third floor in the P section. You’ll find useful background information in these books, which are located on the first floor of the library in the Reference department:

Magill’s survey of world literature- Call Number: PN523 .M29 2009
The Routledge dictionary of modern American slang and unconventional English - 
  Call Number: PE3721 .P323 2009
The Penguin handbook- Call Number: PE1408 .F25 2009
The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins – Call Number: PE1689 .H47 2008
Encyclopedia of American literature- Call Number: PS21 .E533 2008
Black literature criticism : classic and emerging authors since 1950 – Call Number: PS153.N5 B5555 2008
The Richard Wright encyclopedia- Call Number: PS3545.R815 Z8145 2008
Encyclopedia of literature and politics: censorship, revolution, and writing- Call Number: PN51 .E63 2005
The Greenwood encyclopedia of multiethnic American literature – Call Number: PS153.M56 G74 2005
The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American literature – Call Number: PS153.N5 G73 2005
100 most popular genre fiction authors: biographical sketches and bibliographies - 
   Call Number: PS374.P63 D74 2005
The undergraduate’s companion to African writers and their web sites- Call Number: PL8010 .C63 2005
Encyclopedia of British writers- Call Number: PR421 .E63 2005
World atlas of language structures- Call Number: P143 .W67 2005
The Gallaudet dictionary of American Sign Language- Call Number: HV2475 .G35 2005
The dictionary of disagreeable English : a curmudgeon’s compendium of excruciatingly correct 
  grammar – Call Number: PE1464.F573 2005
McGraw-Hill’s dictionary of American idioms and phrasal verbs- Call Number: PE2839 .S636 2005
The Oxford dictionary of modern slang – Call Number: PE3721 .O94 2005
Literature and Languages Useful Websites
Writing about Literature- Purdue OWL -

• American Literature Websites -
• African Literature and Writers on the Internet -
Electronic Literature Directory -
Literature and Books Directory -
 Open Directory Project- World Literature -
Literature Dictionary -
Literature References- Bartleby -
Languages by countries -
Digital Librarian- Languages -
 Internet Search Engines


Subject Content by Kimberly M. Gay, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Maintained by Karl Henson, Library Webmaster
Updated 7/10/2014



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