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Reading Call Numbers
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
|GE Alphabetically (GE=environmental sciences)
196 Whole number, often followed by decimals
|621.312 Whole number, followed by decimal
|.E94 Alphabetically, then decimals
(may be followed by another letter)
|.Un32 Alphabetically, then decimals
(may be followed by another letter or date)
|2018 Publication Date, shelves chronologically
||e.g., 621.312 Un312 shelves before 621.312 Un32M 1941
See How to Read Call Numbers from the University of Berkeley Library for more details about LC call numbers.
Recent Additions to the Library
Solar energy and technology [electronic resource] by
Call Number: online
Publication Date: 2016-06-06
Bilingual dictionary and an encyclopedia; provides an unprecedentedly extensive dictionary on the subject and helps users understand the terms, abbreviations, phrases, and synonyms of solar energy and technology. Covers all key technologies from photovoltaic technology, nanophotovoltaics, solar materials, thermal systems to energy storage, applications of solar power, hybrid power systems, infrastructure, economics, and much more.
The Second Kind of Impossible: the extraordinary quest for a new form of matter by
Call Number: QC176 .S76 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter--one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter "quasicrystal." The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible.
Sustainable Agriculture by
Publication Date: 2019-11-21
Focuses on the advancement of basic and applied research related to plant-microbe interaction and their implementation in progressive agricultural sustainability. The book also highlights the developing area of bioinformatics tools for the interpretation of metabolome, the integration of statistical and bioinformatics tools to manage huge generating data, metabolite profiling, and key signaling-driven substances, along with a section on the role of key biosynthetic pathways.
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