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There are two major call number systems used in the libraries: the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification schemes. The first line of a call number, as it appears on a physical item, is a broad subject classification. The subsequent lines are combinations of letters and numbers that organize items into narrower, related categories.
|Library of Congress||Dewey Decimal|
615 Whole number
|573.3 Whole number, followed by decimal
|C518 Alphabetically, then decimals
(may be followed by another letter)
|.W932A Alphabetically, then decimals|
|2018 Publication Date, shelves chronologically||e.g., 573.3 W932A shelves before 573.3 W94A|
See How to Read Call Numbers from the University of Berkeley Library for more details about LC call numbers.
|D111-203||Medieval history, 476-1453|
|D204-475||Modern history, 1453-|
|DB||Austria, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Czechoslovakia|
|DC||France, Andorra, Monaco|
|DK||Russia, Former Soviet Republics, Poland|
|F1201-3799||Latin America, Spanish America|
|HN||Social history and conditions, social problems, social reform|
|HQ||The family, marriage, women|
|HT||Communities, classes, races|
|HX||Socialism, Communism, Anarchism|