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The department of Languages and Communication prepares students for a broad range of careers in teaching, professional writing, interpersonal communication and public relations, and media production technologies.

Find Articles

Find Articles

Full length journal, magazine and newspaper articles can be found in our online article collections.

If a book or article cannot be found in PVAMU’s resources, it can usually be borrowed from another library. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan form, and please note that it may take several weeks to receive the item.

Find Books: Online and Print

Find Books

Use the Online Library Catalog to locate books in the library and in the databases. Search the catalog for “literature”; “language”. Most of the books on literature and languages that can be checked out are in the P section. You’ll find useful background information in these books, which are located on the first floor of the library in the Reference department:

Print Books: Stacks Collection

Magill’s survey of world literature- Call Number: PN523 .M29 2009

•The Routledge dictionary of modern American slang and unconventional English – Call Number: PE3721 .P323 2009
•The Penguin handbook- Call Number: PE1408 .F25 2009
•The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins – Call Number: PE1689 .H47 2008
•Encyclopedia of American literature- Call Number: PS21 .E533 2008
•Black literature criticism : classic and emerging authors since 1950 – Call Number: PS153.N5 B5555 2008
•The Richard Wright encyclopedia- Call Number: PS3545.R815 Z8145 2008
•Encyclopedia of literature and politics: censorship, revolution, and writing- Call Number: PN51 .E63 2005
•The Greenwood encyclopedia of multiethnic American literature – Call Number: PS153.M56 G74 2005

•The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American literature – Call Number: PS153.N5 G73 2005

•100 most popular genre fiction authors: biographical sketches and bibliographies –Call Number: PS374.P63 D74 2005

•The undergraduate’s companion to African writers and their web sites- Call Number: PL8010 .C63 2005
•Encyclopedia of British writers- Call Number: PR421 .E63 2005
•World atlas of language structures- Call Number: P143 .W67 2005
•The Gallaudet dictionary of American Sign Language- Call Number: HV2475 .G35 2005
•The dictionary of disagreeable English : a curmudgeon’s compendium of excruciatingly correct
grammar – Call Number: PE1464.F573 2005
•McGraw-Hill’s dictionary of American idioms and phrasal verbs- Call Number: PE2839 .S636 2005
•The Oxford dictionary of modern slang – Call Number: PE3721 .O94 2005

Head of Reference and Information Services Department, Librarian II

John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Physical Address: L.W. Minor St. / University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Reference: (936) 261-1535, Circulation: (936) 261-1542

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