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COMS 101/102: Foundations of Oral Communication: Finding Books

Library of Congress Classification

Every book is classified by a combination of Library of Congress Subject Headings.  Books on similar subjects are always near each other on the shelves, so you can browse using this handy LC Classification chart!

How to Read Call Numbers

The Carmichael Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to catalogue books. Below is a list of guides to interpreting the call numbers and finding books on the shelf.

Discovery Search Box

Online Reference Sources

Reference sources - such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, directories, and compendia of various sorts - are useful for gathering background information, definitions, and quick facts.  Carmichael Library is fortunate to subscribe to two online collections of cross-searchable reference sources: