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First Year Studies Survival Guide

RULES FOR READING A Library of Congress CALL NUMBER 

  • - The first line is always a Letter Line and is filed alphabetically 
  • - The second line is a Whole Number or a decimal and is filed numerically.
  • - The first two lines also describe the subject of the book 
  • - The third line often represents the author's last name 
  • - Other lines may include volume numbers, copy numbers, dates or a combination.
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  • REMEMBER: 
  • - Letters before numbers.
  • - Nothing comes before something.
  • - No date comes before a date.
  • - The UT Libraries has a "map it" feature that will tell you where a book is located down to the side of the shelf.