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Creative Writing

Humanities Research Librarian

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John Glover
(804) 828-6555
Cabell Library, Room 121F

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If you can't find the book that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.

Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Plays, Poems, and More @ VCU

  • General Searching. When you are looking for books by a particular author, a simple search of the VCU Libraries Search by author or title should suffice. If you want to find books that we have both by and about an author, just do a basic/keyword search.
  • Finding items on the shelf. VCU Libraries organizes works according to the Library of Congress classification system, and so they are arranged by subject. No one area, for instance, has "the novels" or "the plays." Instead, works of literatureare broken down by language, period, format, or related criteria. If you want to browse, the following ranges may be useful. They are all on the fourth floor of Cabell Library, arranged alphabetically by the last name of the writer within each range.
    • PR1-9680English literature
      • PR3991-5990 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900
      • PR6000-6049 1900-1960
      • PR6050-6076 1961-2000
      • PR6100-6126 2001-
    • PS1-3576American literature
      • PS700-893 Colonial period (17th and 18th centuries)
      • PS991-(3390) 19th century
      • PS3500-3549 1900-1960
      • PS3550-3576 1961-2000
      • PS3600-3626 2001-
  • Finding a Specific Item. To locate a specific book or the works of a specific author, dramatist, or poet, all you need to do is a simple search in the VCU Libraries Search, either on the "words anywhere," "author," or "title" field.
  • Request. You can request a copy of the book if you can't find it. You can do this by going to the item record, clicking the "Is This Item Available" link, and then clicking the "request" link.

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