The Subject Librarian for English is Mark Preston (email@example.com).
Books are arranged on the shelves by subject using Dewey Decimal Classification. The Literature section is on the 2nd floor in the 800s, but you will need to look at other sections as well, such as Oversize. Please see below for some relevant subjects and their shelf numbers.
Reference sections on each floor contain encyclopedias, bibliographies, dictionaries and directories. Similar items are available online, e.g. on Credo Reference.
Journals are arranged by shelf number on the appropriate floor, i.e. social sciences, education and language on the 1st floor, and art, music and literature on the 2nd floor. Most journals are on open access, but some back issues are kept in the reserve stack : you can request these at the Library help desk on the ground floor, and staff will collect them for you.
Electronic journals are available on Library Search and can also be accessed from the Library web pages. Our subscriptions include EBSCO, JSTOR, SAGE, Science Direct, and Taylor & Francis. Most e-journals can be accessed from outside college with your Goldsmiths username and password. Please ask at the enquiry desk for further details.
To find out whether the Library subscribes to a full-text e-journal, please check Library Search. Select 'journals' in the advanced search, or search for a keyword and 'perej' (a code for e-journals) e.g. English perej.
See below for a list of the main classmarks for English and Creative Writing :
|Second Floor||800 - 899||822||English drama|
|801||Philosophy & theory of literature||822.33||Shakespeare|
|807.9||Children's literature||823||English fiction|
|808.1||Literary composition : poetry||823.99||English fiction, 20th century|
|808.2||Literary composition : drama||823.996||African fiction|
|808.3||Literary composition : prose||823.99729||Caribbean fiction|
|809.1||History & criticism of literature : poetry||828.99||Modern biography|
|809.2||History & criticism of literature : drama||830-838||German literature|
|809.3||History & criticism of literature : prose||839.5 - 8||Scandinavian literature|
|809.93||Literature dealing with specific themes||840-848||French literature|
|810||American (United States) literature in English||850-858||Italian literature|
|811||American poetry||860-868||Spanish literature|
|812||American drama||870-889||Latin and Greek literature|
|813||American novels||891.7 - 74||Russian literature|
|820.9||History of English Literature||892.7 - 73||Arabic literature|
|821||English poetry||895||East Asian literature|