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Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

Spanish literature and language call numbers

How to find books at UBC Library

Libraries use classification systems to organize the books on the shelves. A classification system uses letters and/or numbers (call numbers) to arrange the books so that books on the same topic are together.  Books at UBC Library are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification System.

Romance Languages are shelved in the subclass PC. Here are the call number ranges:

​PC3801-3976 Catalan
PC4001-4977 Spanish
PC5001-5498 Portuguese

Spanish and Portuguese Literature is shelved in the subclass PQ:

PQ6001-8929 Spanish literature

Subsections include:

PQ6001-6168 History and criticism
PQ6058-6060 Early to 1500
PQ(6061)-6073 Modern
PQ6075-6098 Poetry
PQ6098.7-6129 Drama
PQ6131-6153 Prose

PQ7081-8560 Spanish America

Subject Headings

Subject headings are standardized words or phrases used to find library information by subject. UBC Library uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). LCSHs are given to every item within a library's collection with the aim of facilitating access to items in the catalogue that pertain to similar subject matter.

Some sample Subject Headings for Spanish Language and Literature:​
By country and period:

By individual author's name:

By individual literary work:

By genre:

Background information:

  • Spain--Social Life and Customs
  • Spain--Civilization
  • Spain--Intellectual Life-18th century

New Books in Spanish (Koerner)

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