The University Library shelves books according to the Library of Congress classification system. Because Library of Congress organizes books by subject, you can use the system to browse the stacks and find books that you might be interested in, all in the same area. Below are some of the subclasses in the class of Language and Literature (P-PZ) that may be helpful to look for while browsing the stacks. To learn more about the Library of Congress classification system, click here.
|PA||Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature.|
|PC 1001 - 1977||Italian|
|PC 2001 - 3761||French|
|PC 4001 - 4977||Spanish|
|PJ 4501 - 5192||Hebrew|
|PJ 6001 -8517||Arabic|
|PK 6201 - 6599.7||New Persian|
|PK 8001 - 8832||Armenian|
|PL 501 - 889||Japanese|
|PL 901 - 998||Korean|
|PL 1001 - 3208||Chinese|
The Library of Congress Classification arranges materials by subjects. The first sections of the call number represent the subject of the book. The letter-and-decimal section of the call number often represents the author's last name. And, as you recall, the last section of a call number is often the date of publication. example:
Because books are classified by subject, you can often find several helpful books on the same shelf, or nearby. For example, within the same call number LB2395, there are other guides for college study.