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Learning the Library: Books--the Original Source Materials

Information Literacy and Library Instruction

LoC Classification Outline

  • A -- GENERAL WORKS
  • B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
  • C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
  • D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
  • E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
  • F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
  • G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
  • H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • K -- LAW
  • L -- EDUCATION
  • M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
  • N -- FINE ARTS
  • P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  • Q -- SCIENCE
  • R -- MEDICINE
  • S -- AGRICULTURE
  • T -- TECHNOLOGY
  • U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
  • V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
  • Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)

LCC: An Alphanumeric Call-Number System Organized by Subject

A call number is the equivalent of a book's physical street address on the shelf, and without it you will be unable to quickly locate a particular item.

An understanding of the LCC will allow you to browse books by topic and become familiar with the library's collection in your major area.  To find the books in your area, go to the library's online catalog at http://nsula.louislibraries.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/0/0/0/38/X/POWER_SEARCH and search for your major as a subject.  This will show you where to find books, ebooks, government documents, and other material related to your field of study.