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Education: Find a Book

Books for Educators

Places to find books

How are Books Organized on the Shelves? L for Education

Library of Congress Call Numbers NOT Dewey Decimal

  • Books are organized by broad subject area.
  • Each item is assigned a call number, which is the book's address, found on the book spine.
  • Each call number begins with a letter or multiple letters, followed by numbers and additional combinations
    • Sample Call Number:   HQ784.V53 A53 2007
    • The beginning letters of a call number represent a broad subject area (ie HQ784 is "child development")
    • Use gilFIND, the library Catalog to find a call number for your topic, then browse around that book.

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