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19th Century English Literature - Oakland Campus: Finding Books

This online guide was created to support students reading and research in ENGLIT 1175 19th Century English Literature.

Can't Find It?

If we do not have a particular book, article or other resource in our collection, you can borrow it from another campus or local, national or worldwide library through our free interlibrary loan services.

PITTCat Classic

PITTCat Classic is our library catalog. It will help you find books, magazines, videos, and other whole items in our collection. PITTCat Classic does not lead you to individual articles, but will let you search for a particular journal.

Searching using Subject Headings

Subject headings describe the main subjects or topics covered in a book.  All items in our catalog PITTCat Classic are labeled with subject headings to help users quickly find the subjects they need.  Searching by subject heading is also a great way to quickly search for specific subject areas.  To search by subject heading, select the Subject limiter in the Basic menu.

The general subject heading for 19th Century English literature is English Literature 19th Century. 

  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY

Because the ULS has such a large collection, subject headings are often broken down into subheadings.  For example:

  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY  BIBLIOGRAPHIES
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY  CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE 19TH CENTURY  HISTORY AND CRITICISM


To find materials on a particular author, search the author’s name by last name first name.  For critical material on that author’s work, look for the subheading CRITICISM and INTERPRETATION.  For example:

  • AUSTEN JANE
  • HARDY THOMAS
  • WILDE OSCAR CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION