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English: Print or eBooks

Books and ebooks

The Library has a huge range of print and e-Book titles to meet your needs.

Print books can be a great place to start your research, but remember that demand can be high, so you'll need to plan in advance.

e-Books are a quick and easy way to access material. They are available on or off-campus and can be used 24 hours a day. If you own a tablet device, these books can be viewed easily wherever you have a connection to the internet. These titles also allow limited printing.

You can access our print and e-Book collections through the Library Website search box.

e-books are accessible on or off campus and are easy to use.

Here's a video guide for Ebook Central

Here's an Accessibility Guide to Ebook Central e-books

Here's a Quick Start guide for Ebsco ebooks

Reading Lists Online  provides access to the reading lists for your modules, as provided by your lecturers. Find your lists by searching for module names, module codes or by your lecturer's name. You can also follow the Reading Lists Online link from your module's Moodle page. See the how-to video HERE.

Individual items on the lists will take you directly to the Library Catalogue to check availability (or place a reservation) or where possible link through to the full text for many e-books and e-journals.

If you can't find your reading list have a word with your Tutor(s) or if you have problems with the site contact us at libanswers.bcu.ac.uk

What do I do if the Library does not have the book I need?

If the Library does not have a book which you need to study and it is more than six months since it was published we may be able to borrow it on your behalf from another Library.

This is know as an Inter-Library loan and there is information about this service here.

Use the form here to suggest a book which you wish to study but we do not have in stock - we will be happy to consider your suggestion

Subjects and Shelfmarks in the Library

Language (400s)

Linguistics

Literature (800s)

 English

 420

 Corpus Linguistics

 428.00

 American Literature

 810s

 English Dictionaries

 423

 English Language

 420

 English Literature

 820s

 Etymology

 412

 Grammar (English)

 425 & 428.2

 Drama : American

 812

 Etymology : English

 422

 History of English Language

 420

 Drama : English

 822

 Grammar (English)

 425 & 428.2

 Language

 400s

 Drama : Shakespeare

 822.33

 Lexicography

 413.028


 Language Acquisition

 401.93

 Fiction : American

 813

 

 

 Linguistics

 410

 Fiction : English

 823

 

 

 Linguistics : Applied

 418

 Poetry : American

 811

 

 

 Phonology & Phonetics

 414

 Poetry : English

 821

 

 

 Psycholinguistics

 401.9

 Screen Writing 

 808.23

 

 

 Sociolinguistics

 306.44

 Stylistics

 808.0427

 

 

 Spoken Discourse

 415

 

 

Latest Titles added to Library stock

Milton in the Arab-Muslim World

The first full-length study of the reception of John Milton's (1608-74) writings in the Arab-Muslim world, this book examines the responses of Arab-Muslim readers to Milton's works, and in particular, to his epic poem: Paradise Lost. It contributes to knowledge of the history, development, and ways in which early modern writings are read and understood by Muslims. By mapping the literary and more broadly cultural consequences of the censure, translation and abridgement of Milton's works in the Arab-Muslim world.

Key Book Chapters

Some Key Book Chapters on your Reading Lists will have been scanned and placed on our Digital Library.

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