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English Language Studies

This guide is a selection of all the best resources, from the Library and beyond, for your research in English Language Studies

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Call numbers help you locate items in the library. You will always find related books shelved together so understanding call numbers can help you find many resources on the shelves.

Still confused about call numbers? Our guide may help!

Call number ranges

LB 2369 : Report Writing /  Essay Writing


PE 1115 : Business English

PE 1122 : College Readers

PE 1126 : Readers for New Literates

PE1128 : English as a Second Language: Grammar, Pronunciation, Language Tests

PE 1628 - 3235 : Dictionaries & Thesauri

Who is the author?

  • holds an advanced degree in the subject covered by the book?
  • professional or researcher in the field?
  • is the author affiliated with a university / professional organization?


  • original research
  • literature review
  • advances research in discipline

Cited Sources?

  • bibliography / extensive notes
  • cites other scholarly sources
  • has an index


  • university press
  • scholarly publisher


  • uses terminology of the discipline
  • is written for other scholars / students

Online Dictionaries & Thesauri

Online Encyclopedias