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Paideia 450: Here on Earth: Finding Books

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Preus-Certified books and media have been selected for our collection by Luther Librarians.

For advanced research, materials from other libraries may be obtained via interlibrary loan.

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Locating Books

Preus Library is shelved according to the Library of Congress
classification system, with alphabetic designations by subject.

             For example,  the D’s are World History

                                          J’s are Political Science

Following the initial letter, there are additional sub-divisions by letter and number.

A call number might look like this:  DT2 .N48 2003

Often, the year the item was published is placed at the end, as in the example above.


→ Using the Library of Congress call number, find the book in the library Main Stacks

                    call numbers starting with letters A-L, lower floor

                    call numbers starting with letters M-Z, upper floor

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