Information: Call Numbers
book is given a call number that refers to its
place on the shelves of the library. At American
University we use Library
of Congress call numbers.
of Congress uses a combination
of letters and numbers to arrange
books on the shelves by topic. Once you find some
books on your topic, you can look on the shelves
close to them and find
other books on similar topics.
for a book is placed on that book's
on the call number for an explanation of how
Library of Congress call numbers work.