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Classification and Call Numbers Julie Arendt
At the end of this session, students should be able to… Explain why classification and call numbers are useful for finding materials. Distinguish an LC call number from a Dewey call numbers.
Examples of Classification Living Things (how similar) Colors (multidimensional: brightness, hue, etc.) Diseases (symptoms, cause) Information sources
Organization by subject classification Wouldnt it be great if the library put all of the materials that were about your topic together in one place where you could get them all at once?
Two major systems in U.S. libraries Dewey Example: R321 Yw Library of Congress Classification (LC) Example: H53.J3 B
Dewey Overview R321 Yw 000Generalities 100 Philosophy & Psychology 200Religion 300Social Sciences 400Language 500Natural Sciences & Mathematics 600Technology (Applied Sciences) 700The Arts 800Literature & Rhetoric 900Geography & History
Reading Dewey Call Numbers R321 Yw
LC Overview H53.J3 B A -- General works B -- Philosophy. Psychology. Religion C -- Auxiliary sciences of history D --History: General and Old World E -- History: America F -- History: America 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)
Reading LC Call Numbers H53.J3 B
Searching by Call Number in SIUCat Demo
Materials at Morris Library Books are arranged by call number AND Browsing the catalog by call number can help you find things. BUT AT MORRIS LIBRARY Some older books arranged by Dewey call numbers. Newer books arranged by LC call numbers. AND You currently cannot physically browse ALL the shelves. AND…
Other Organization Systems at Morris Library Alphabetical: Journals sorted alphabetically by title, Newspaper microfilms sorted alphabetically by city Other call number systems: Federal government documents sorted by SuDocs numbers based on government agency, dissertations sorted by codes created based on department, author, year
Library Organization by format Videos, CDs, DVDs Childrens books Posters, toys and kits Electronic books and journals Electronic indexes to articles Newspapers Microforms Oversized books Reference Books Magazines & Academic Journals Special collections Archives Course Reserves Maps Theses & Dissertations LPs Browsing room (fun) books
Other libraries do it too. How do you deal with this? Use the call numbers to help you when you can. Read the catalog record carefully. Look for library maps or lists on the wall and in the elevator. Ask.