Introduction to Lamson Library Chapter 5: Finding Materials in the Library LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBERS TR 178.83.B35 1992 The Call Number on the spine.

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Introduction to Lamson Library Chapter 5: Finding Materials in the Library LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBERS TR 178.83.B35 1992 The Call Number on the spine of the book tells you where to find the book on the shelves. Press space bar to continue. Press “P” to back up. Press “esc key” to end.

Introduction to Lamson Library Chapter 5: Finding Materials in the Library Academic Libraries usually use the Library of Congress Classification System, not the Dewey Decimal system. TR The first line is shelved in alphabetical order. On the library shelves you’d find books with the call number HA shelved before HB, TR would be before TS, etc... 178.83 The second line is a real number. You’d find 1 before 2, and 178.83 before 178.9, etc...

Introduction to Lamson Library Chapter 5: Finding Materials in the Library TR 178.83.B35 This line is both alphabetical and decimal. A number with.A-- would be found on the shelf before a number with.B--, B before C, etc…. But don’t forget this is a decimal number, so.B35 would be found on the shelf after.B214 and before.B4 (tip: you might think of this as money. 35 cents is more than 21 cents. [.B35 comes after.B214] 21 cents is less than 40 cents. [.B214 comes before.B4]) 1967 This number is usually the date of the publication of the book. 1967 would be found on the shelf before 1968, 1968 before 1969, etc...

Introduction to Lamson Library Chapter 5: Finding Materials in the Library Where should this book go in this sequence? BS 23.5.F578 BR 23.F466 BS 23.H4 BS 23.243.F578 BS 23.7.F571 PS 3711.I76 PS 3711.F18 PS 3711.I7 PS 3711.I8 PS 3711.I975 BS 23.5.F578 PS 3711.76 If you got either of these wrong review this section of chapter one. Think of the answer before you advance the slide.

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