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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

LANG 120: Academic Writing for Critical Inquiry - Dr. Dee James - Spring 2017: Books


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How to read a call number


Ramsey Library uses the Library of Congress classification system.  Books are arranged by subject using a combination of  letters and number. Generally, most books on a subject will be shelved together.

To find the number TJ267.A96 2006  start with T. Sections are alphabetical, so TJ would follow T, TA, TB, TC and so on to TJ. Within the TJ section books are arranged numerically, so look for 267. Once you have found TJ267 the sequence will be alphabetical again, so look for A within TJ 267.

Note the location of your books in the catalog.  Reference books are located on the main level, while the general collection can be found on the upper and lower level.

Want help deciphering a Library of Congress call number?  Try this web page from University of Georgia: How to Read a Call Number.



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