Canadian Literature

Finding Books in the Library

The books for Canadian literature are located on the 4th floor of Morisset Library. Books can also be stored at an off campus facility called the Library Annex. You can recall books from the Annex easily using the Library catalog. 

The Library uses the Library of Congress classification  to organize its collections. CanadianLiterature call numbers, the address of the book on the shelf, usually starts with the letters PS.

PS 8001-PS 8649 Canadian Literature
PS 8001-PS8039 General
PS 8041-PS8057 Canadian literary criticism  (as a subject)
PS 8061-PS8227 History and criticism of Canadian literature
PS 8111-PS 8117 By period
PS 8129-PS 8133  By region
PS 8139-PS 8227 Special forms
PS 8139-PS 8159 Poetry
PS 8179-PS 8199 Prose and prose fiction
PS 8231-PS 8379 Collections of Canadian literature
PS 8400-PS 8649  Individual authors

Authors are classified by name and period of productivity; works by an author are followed by biography and criticism    

Where to search

OMNI User Guide

Consult the OMNI User Guide for detailed information on the search interface and functions of the main search tool at uOttawa Ottawa Library.

How to find books with OMNI

Go to OMNI  advanced search screen

Under Resource Type select Books from the drop-down menu

Type keywords that describe your topic (e.g. Margaret Atwood, feminism)

Determine the book's availability and location

In the example below, the availability is shown in the green box

  • The book's location is shown in the red box below
  • If you see Available Online, click on the link to access the book.
  • For books that are in a library such as Morisset:, use the call number (in red box) to locate the book on the shelves.



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