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English Literature: Books

Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg

Help finding books

This page highlights some key ways to find books. If you have any questions or need any help, please email -


Using the library catalogue to find books.

You can search iFind, the library catalogue for print books and ebooks, as well as many other resources. When you are searching for a specific book, we recommend using the author's surname and one or two key words from the title to search. You can then filter by 'Full text online' to find an ebook. It's also helpful to select 'books & more' rather than searching from 'everything'.

There is also a guide to iFind below this text. There is also a guide to finding your books on the library shelves. 

Advanced Search

Book Locations in Singleton

Most of the books used by English Literature  students are located on Level 1 West of the  Singleton Library.  The main classmark ranges for these books are P and PR.  Some English literature by Welsh authors is located in the Welsh Collection on Level 1 West and has the classmark W/PR.  American literature is located on Level 3 East and has the classmark PS.

  • P             Linguistics                          Level 1 West
  • PR           English Literature                Level 1 West
  • W/PR       Anglo-Welsh Literature         Level 1 West
  • PS           American Literature             Level 3 East

The book I want has been borrowed

Requesting a book

Books at Swansea University are automatically renewed unless they are requested by another user. If the book you want is on loan it's is very important that you log into iFind and request the book. Remember to check your email regularly in case books you borrow have been requested.


Most of our e-books can be found via iFind.  Our e-books are available via: Proquest and EBSCO. These tabs will tell you a little bit more about the three main databases. To login, use your 6 digit student number as the username and your usual password. If you need any help accessing and using ebooks, email us at