ENGL 2112 World Literature (Harrelson): Books
There are many books available in the Roberts Library. You may search the catalog or browse the shelves upstairs on the 2nd floor.
Library of Congress classification
The Roberts Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to arrange books on our shelves.
The first two lines describe the subject of the book. The third line often represents the author's last name. The last line represents the date of publication.
Tips for Finding Books on the Shelf
Read call numbers line by line.
Read the first line in alphabetical order:
A, B, BF, C, D... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML...
Read the second line as a whole number:
1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430...
The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically. Read the number as a decimal, eg:
.C65 = .65 .C724 = .724
Some call numbers have more than one combination letter-number line.
The last line is the year the book was published. Read in chronological order:
1985, 1991, 1992...