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Unlike public and school libraries, most academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification scheme to arrange books on the shelves.
First line: arranged alphabetically
Second line: read as a whole number
Third and fourth lines: arranged alphabetically, then numerically, with the number treated as a decimal
Last line: shelved chronologically.
Search library catalog for books by combining keywords such as:
When you find a relevant item, you will initially see the location and the call number. Click the title and the DETAILS tab to view the complete library record. Scroll down to see SUBJECT HEADINGS assigned to the item of interest. SUBJECT HEADINGS link together like items. Click a subject heading to find related materials.
Books are organized on the shelves according to topic, so once you find a promising source, write down its call number and then go to the shelves and look at the books around it for related works.