Fiction: PSU's Fiction Collection
What do we have?
The books in the PSU Library are organized by Library of Congress call numbers. This means our books are organized by topics and subtopics. When looking for fiction, this means that all the works by an author are going to be shelved together. Another thing to note, books written ABOUT an author are going to be shelved with books written BY the author. Here are some sections to check out:
PN3427-3448 Fiction genres
This section has some science fiction, gothic romance, historical fiction, and mysteries. Check out your public library for a larger selection.
PR English literature
PS American literature
PZ Juvenile (and Young Adult) Literature
NC1300-1766 Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Here you can find humorous cartoons and comic books like Mad Magazine and New Yorker cartoons.
See below for a selected list of call numbers in English and American LIterature and Young Adult Literature.
Library of Congress Subjects
PR1-9680 English literature
PR111-116 Women authors
PR471-(479) 20th century
PR481-488 21st century
PR931-938 Wit and humor
PR1098-1369 Collections of English literature
- PR1119-1151 By period
- PR1170-1228 Poetry
- PR1241-1273 Drama
- PR1281-1309 Prose (General)
- PR1361-1369 Essays
PS1-3576 American literature
PS126-138 Biography, memoirs, letters, etc.
PS147-152 Women authors
PS221-228 20th century
PS229-231 21st century
PS430-439 Wit and humor. Satire
PS501-689 Collections of American literature
- PS593 By form
- PS601-617 By period
PS700-3576 Individual authors
- PS3500-3549 1900-1960
- PS3550-3576 1961-2000
- PS3600-3626 2001-
PS(8001-8599) Canadian literature
PZ Juvenile and Young Adult
PZ 4 History and Criticism of children's literature
PZ 5 Anthologies
PZ 7 Juvenile Fiction
PZ 8 Fairy Tales
PZ 8.1 -8.2 Folklore, Legends, Fables
PZ 8.3 Poetry
PZ 10.8 Foreign language works
Dark Horse Collection
Did you know PSU has a large collection of graphic novels? Dark Horse Comics was founded by PSU alum Mike Richardson and is the third-largest comics publisher in the United States, with mutual ties to the film and television industries.
The browsing collection is available on the third (titles starting A–F), fourth floor (titles starting G–R), and fifth floor (titles starting S–Z) of the Library along the curved windows. There is one copy of every Dark Horse comic book, graphic novel, collected edition, and book. The collection is available for reading in the Library or for checkout. Records for all of these items are in the Library catalog.
Here is a list of the Dark Horse Comics available through the PSU Library. Or you might try searching for something like Hellboy or Sin City. Including "dark horse comics" in quotations in your search will help narrow down your results to these comics.