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AP English - Poetry: Home

for Moline High School visit - November 2018

Hello and Welcome!

We're glad you're here! Amy Chen, Jenay Solomon, and Cathy Cranston are here to help you get started this morning! Please feel welcome to ask us questions as we go.

We understand that you're working on an essay assignment,  which involves comparing/contrasting three poems that address the same theme/subject (childhood, flowers, death, etc.). The poems can be by different poets or the same poet for all three works. 

With that in mind, let's get started by getting you logged in to your computers

At the keyboard - use the <ctrl> <alt> <del> keys to get to the login screen

Using the Library/ITC Guest Account, type in your
Guest ID and Password

Once your computer logs in, open a browser and go to: https://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/apenglishpoetry

Main Library Floorplan

LC Call Number Ranges

PN1301-1333 Literature (General) -- Epic poetry

PN1341-1347 Literature (General) -- Folk poetry

PN1351-1389 Literature (General) -- Lyric poetry

PN6099-6110 Collections of General Literature -- Poetry

PR500-614 English Literature - Poetry

PR521-614 By period  

PR1170-1228 Collections of English Literature -- Poetry

PS301-326 American Literature -- Poetry

PS580-619 Collections of American Literature -- Poetry

PS593 By form

PS601-617 By period

How to Read an LC Call Number

When you locate a book in InfoHawk+, you'll need to take note of a few things in order to find it in the Library. 

Book from InfoHawk+

Notice:

  • this is a BOOK in print/paper form (as opposed to an "ebook" which would be located online)
  • it is Available (which means it should be sitting on the shelf as opposed to already checked out by someone else)
  • It is located in the Main Library (as opposed to any of our other campus libraries)
  • it is in the "Stacks" which is another way to say it is on a bookshelf
  • there is a call number that tells you the location in the library

How to locate a book by it's call number

When you are looking for a print book in our libraries, always start with the beginning of the call number. Books are arranged alphabetically starting with this. For example, all PR call numbers are together, after PP and before PS, and all P’s come after all combinations of N and before all combinations of Q, like this:

P, PA, PB . . . PP, PR, PS . . . Q, QA, QB

When books have identical letter combinations, look to the number line next. Books are ordered using whole numbers on this part. For example:

PR1    PR206    PR1056    PR6037     PR6209

When the beginning combinations of letters and numbers are identical, next look at the part after the decimal point. Books are first ordered alphabetically and then arranged by decimal number (not whole number.) The following call numbers are in correct order:

PR6037.A47  PR6037.A8   PR6037.A86  PR6037.E222

If there are more letters and numbers that follow, repeat the pattern of looking at the letters alphabetically, and the numbers as a decimal number.

What is InfoHawk+

InfoHawk+ is the public interface to search the UI Libraries catalog, including our book and media collection, ebooks and journals titles, plus some of our most used and useful databases. You can find the books we own and the journals we subscribe to, but you can also find articles through some of our database subscriptions. 

What is included in InfoHawk+?

Use the tutorials below for guidance or ask a Librarian.

InfoHawk+ Videos

Databases

Electronic Journals