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Reading Skills Subject Guide

Finding Books

Books, eBooks, and other Library materials can be searched using the Online Catalog. Books on English Literature and Comparative Literature, are found in PN-PZ. You can search the catalog by Subject such as English Literature. There are two main categories of books: general and reference. General books (located in the "Stacks" on the lower floor) can be checked out and are often used for more in-depth research. Reference books (located on the upper floor) do not circulate but can be useful for acquiring an overview on a topic.

Course Reserves

The Library maintains a collection of instructor reserve materials. These consist of textbooks, videos, and supplemental course materials that instructors have put in the Library for student use. To find what materials are available for English Literature, search Course Reserves in the Online Catalog. It is best to search by "Course Number" (ex. ENGL 101) in that an instructor other than yours may have placed an item on reserve. Materials can be requested at the Periodicals counter and generally must be used in the Library on a two-hour loan period. Photocopy machines are available for 10¢ a copy.

A few selected Library general and reference titles for English Literature are listed below.

Books on Improving Reading Comprehension Skills (Available in the VVC Library)

Active Reading Strategies

Active Reading Strategies Handout

Reading Comprehension Strategies