How do I find a fiction book?


CWU Libraries uses Library of Congress classification and subject headings. These headings can be used to help find your next good read! Here is an example of how to use OneSearch to find science fiction books:

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Finding Fiction

Here are some other Subjects you might try searching for to find your next read:

  • Mystery Fiction
  • Detective and Mystery Stories
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Short Stories
  • Poems OR Poetry

Browsing the Collection

Contemporary fiction can be found in the following areas on the 4th floor of Brooks Library:

British literature:
PR 6031 - PR 6123 

Asian, African, Australian, Canadian and Caribbean literature:
PR9199 - PR9639 

American literature:
PS 3551 - PS 3626 

Here are other helpful Search Tips for using OneSearch, and a full list of Library of Congress call numbers in Language and Literature to help focus your search.


  • Last Updated Oct 11, 2023
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  • Answered By Chelsea Riddle

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