Library of Congress Classification System
Becoming familiar with the Library of Congress Classification System which Levitt Library uses to classify and shelve the materials, will help you know what area of the library to browse to find materials in the subject area you are interested in. On the Public Card Catalog, you will find the following chart which gives the LC Classification System in more detail.
Below is a list of words to associate with the LC subject areas that might help you remember them.
B--Religion - Philosophy - Psychology (Bible)
CDEF - History (For instance China to France)
G --Geography, Recreation - Sports like (Golf)
H - Social Sciences - Social groups (Home - Family, Marriage, Women, Economics, Finance)
J - Political Science - (Government - "Judicial Branch")
K - Law ( "Kangaroo Court")
L - Education (Learning)
M - Music
N - Art (Neoclassicism or Naive Art)
P - Language & Literature ("Polish language"), Poetry, Prose, Plays.
Q - Science (Quark - subatomic particles - fundamental unit of matter)
R - Medicine (Prescriptions Rx)
S - Agriculture (Soil)
T - Technology (Photography, Computers, Construction, Engineering, Environment, Handicrafts)
U-V - Military and Naval Science
Z - Bibliography - Library Science
Letters I, O, W, X, Y are not used yet.
Learn to read a Library of Congress Call Number