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Start with Fiction in the RIT Collection
To find American fiction:
- Check the PS call number range. American Literature is classed under PS in the Library of Congress Classification System.
- Fiction is organized alphabetically by the individual author’s last name within the date range the author began to publish. All of an individual’s works are shelved together. For example, Stephen King began publishing in the 1961-2000 time period, so all of his titles are in the PS 3550-3576 call number range, specifically PS 3561. This includes his newer titles published after 2000.
- Current fiction for 2001+ is in the PS 3600-3626 range. However, this range is for authors who began publishing after 2001.
American Literature date ranges
|PS700-893||Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)|
To find Children’s Literature:
- Check the PZ call number range for fairy tales, picture books and young adult titles. Author’s such as Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series) and J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter series) can be found here.
To find literature in other languages, or translated into English, check the following ranges:
|PA Greek and Latin||PL East Asian, African, and Oceanic literature|
|PG Slavic literature||PQ Romance literature|
|PH Finno-Ugrian and Basque literature||PR English literature|
|PJ Middle Eastern literature||PT Germanic literature|
|PK Indo-Iranian literature|
For additonal information, please contact the Liberal Arts Librarian, Lara Nicosia, email@example.com , 5-2626.