Answered By: Elizabeth Galoozis Last Updated: Apr 14, 2016 Views: 61
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"The USC Libraries use the Library of Congress system to organize most of our books. Every book has a unique call number that tells you where it lives on the shelf - like an address.
When you see a book on the libraries’ website that you’d like to find, you’ll need to know 2 things: which library it’s in, and its call number.
Every call number starts with 1-3 letters, and is followed by a number. When you’re looking for a book, the letters are arranged alphabetically - so JF will come before JK. And JF500 will come before JF1500.
After that first number will be a letter. The books will be arranged on the shelf in order by that letter. The books near your original book should be about similar topics, and can be useful further sources."