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English 335 Milton: Finding Books

A guide to research for students in Professor Julie Pfeiffer's class.

Catalog searching tips

  •  Subject Search: To find materials written ABOUT your subject. 
    • When viewing items, change Sort to “Reverse Year” to see newest items at top.
    • Search by last name first, then first name.
  • Author Search: To find materials written BY your subject.
    • Search by last name first, then first name.
  • Keyword (or Word) Search
    •  Will provide mix of materials, some by and some about your subject.
    • Will reveal materials that would not have appeared through author or subject search (e.g., if your subject was listed in the Table of Contents). 
    •  Use additional search terms such as "criticism" (in addition to your subject's name or the book's title) to help narrow your results.

Call Numbers for Milton books in Wyndham Robertson Library

If you like to browse, most of the books that are specifically and only about Milton will be on the 2nd floor:

John Milton

PR 3550-3597

Books which include Milton, but have a broader (British Lit) or more narrow (gender criticism) approach to the works of Milton may be housed in those subject areas.

English Literature, Creative Works, History & Criticism

PR 1-56, Literary History and Criticism

PR 57-78, Criticism

PR 421-429, by Period, Elizabethan Era (1550-1640)

PR 431-439, by Period, 17th Century

PR 500-614, Poetry

PR 750-890, Prose

PR 1098-1369, Collections of English Literature

PR 3291-3785, 17th and 18th Centuries (1640-1770)

Searching the catalog is the best way to get a comprehensive view of books available - at Hollins, at Roanoke College, and online books we have access to through netlibrary.

Some examples of books that you can check out

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Seipp
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MSIS, Information Science
The University of Texas at Austin
BA, History
Southwestern University

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