The Library Catalog is an alternative to OneSearch for finding books, ebooks, videos, government documents -- anything other than individual journal/magazine/newspaper articles.
Most works in the library's collections are shelved by Library of Congress classification. The most common location is General Stacks, for which:
Sample call number: PR6015 .A33 W57 2001
|PR||Read in alphabetical order: PR files before PS|
|6015||Read in numerical order as a whole number: 6015 files before 6016|
|.A33||Read the letter in alphabetical order, and read the number as a decimal: .A33 files before .A4|
|W57||If there's another letter/number combination, read that number as a decimal even though the decimal point is omitted: W57 files before W6|
|2001||If there's a publication date, read it in numerical order|
Sample call number PR6015 .A33 W57 2001 is shelved in range 328 on the library's upper floor.
If you want to practice placing an LC call number in the correct spot, try this drag-and-drop quiz:
Ebooks can be identified through the Library Catalog and OneSearch, but the databases below offer additional options, including full-text searching.
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