First, Library call numbers are like an "address" that helps you find the item on the shelves in the Library. The first letter of the call number tells you which floor to go to.
Second, call numbers indicate the subject of the item.
Once you find a book on the shelf, look at the books around it.
Books in the Library are shelved by the Library of Congress classification system.
Common call numbers are:
H - SOCIAL SCIENCES
HQ1-2044 The Family. Marriage. Sex Roles, Women, Parents, Children, Youth, Adulthood, Gerontology, Death & Dying, Life styles, Coping skills...
HV1-9960 Social and public welfare. Criminology, Social service, Social work.
CLASS B - PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
BF1-990 Psychology. Sexual behavior, Personality, Developmental psychology
CLASS L - EDUCATION
LB5-3640 Theory and practice of education. Educational psychology, Child study, Early childhood education, Elementary or public school education, Secondary education, High schools, Higher Education.
LC1390-5160.3 Education of special classes of persons. Exceptional children and youth, Special education, Learning disabled
CLASS R - MEDICINE
Books are important sources of basic information on a topic, providing necessary definitions, background information, and statistics.
Examples of searches:
|Search by keyword:||Search by Subject Keywords (prefix su:)|
use quotes to search the exact word or phrase. Be sure you need the exact phrase.
|Subject keyword retrieves only records that have those words in the subject description.
Use the prefix su: or go to the Advanced Search form.
use AND to combine two search phrases; in capital letters.
Finding the most recent resources in the UD library takes more than one step:
Example: books on the history of abortion