General Collection call numbers starting with letters:
Most books in the UCF Main Library are organized on the shelves by call number -- a combination of letters and numbers using the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.
Example: Travels of William Bartram (New York: Dover, 1955) - Location: Main Library General Collection - 1st Floor -- F213.B288 1955
Read the call number line by line or section by section, e.g.,
Read the first line or section in alphabetical order:
A, B, BC, BD..., E, F..., H, HA, HB, HC..., T, TA, TC, TD...
Read the second line or section as a number:
1, 2, 3, 55, 87, 100, 101, 213, 850, 1000, 5325...
If the number in the second section includes a decimal, read the second portion as a decimal number:
128, 128.15, 128.18, 128.25, 128.3, 128.33, 128.4...
The third line or section is a combination of a letter and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically, Read the number as a decimal:
.A98, .B2, .B21, .B219, .B28, .B288, .B3, .B3899, .C1...
Some call numbers have more than one letter-number combination section.
The last line is the publication date, read in chronological order:
1791, 1874, 1955, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2012...
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