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|B||Philosophy, Psychology, Religion|
|C||Auxiliary Sciences of History|
|E||History of the Americas|
|F||History of the Americas|
|G||Geography, Anthropology, Recreation|
|P||Language and Literature|
|Z||Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources|
To drill down into the LC Classification Outline, use the link below:
Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers are like an item's address to help you find where it lives on the shelf. Each letter stands for an academic discipline. In the image below, L is for Education, LD is for Individual Institutions - United States. Can you guess which institution is at LD 4363 .U55 2006?
To read a call number, read the number from left to right or top to bottom as follows:
Lastly, the shelf is organized from top to bottom in sections, so you'll zig-zag down each section to look for your call number before moving to the next section.
Books, videos, and other materials in library catalogs are assigned official subject headings by the Library of Congress (LCSH). These subject headings describe an item's content and what it is about, and are useful for focusing research on broader, narrower, or related topics. Look for subject heading links in the library catalog to find more items on the same topic.
For example, the book Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies has the following LC Subject Headings to describe it:
If you know the subject headings that are likely to be tagged on the item you want to find, search by Subject. Johnson City (Tenn.) -- History is an example of a Geographical Subject Heading.