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How to & Tutorials

Call Numbers

Briggs Library uses three different systems of call numbers to organize our collections:

Books: Library of Congress Classification (LC)

Journals & Curriculum: Dewey Decimal Classification

Government Documents: Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc)

Books - Library of Congress Classification

Books are organized according to the Library of Congress system. The following video explains how LC call numbers work and how to use them.

Journals - Dewey Decimal

Journals are organized according to the Dewey Decimal system. The following slideshow explains how to use Dewey call numbers.

Government Documents - SuDoc

Federal government documents are organized according to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) system. The follwing video explains the meaning of the SuDoc numbers and how they are organized.

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