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Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers


How to read call numbers in an academic library

A................General Works
B-BJ...........Philosophy, Psychology
BL-BX........Religion
C................Auxiliary Sciences of History
D................History: General and Old World (Eastern Hemisphere)
E-F.............History: America (Western Hemisphere)
G................Geography, Maps, Anthropology, Recreation
H................Social Sciences
J.................Political Science
K................Law
KD.............Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland
KE..............Law of Canada
KF..............Law of the United States
L.................Education
M...............Music
N................Fine Arts
P-PA..........General Philosophy and Linguistics, Classical Languages and Literatures
PB-PH........Modern European Languages
PG..............Russian Literature
PJ-PM........Languages and Literatures of Asia, Africa, Oceana, American Indian Languages, Artificial Languages
PN, PR, PS.General Literature, English and American Literature. Fiction in English. Juvenile Belles Lettres.
PQ..............French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Literature
PT..............German, Dutch and Scandinavian Literature
Q................Science and Mathematics
R................Medicine
RE..............Optometry
S................Agriculture
T.................Technology
U.................Military Science
V.................Naval Science
Z.................Library Science

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