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Locating Library Materials

Quick Floor Guide

 

Floor 5

You will find:

  • Circulating books that begin with the call letters P-Z that include the following subjects: language and literature, mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, medicine, and technology
  • Group Study rooms
  • Biological Abstracts and older periodical indexes
  • This is the GROUP STUDY FLOOR.
Floor 4

You will find:

  • Circulating books that begin with the call letters A-N that include philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology, history, geography, economics, education, art, and music
  • The Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections Room, Beall Archives and student lockers
  • This is the QUIET STUDY FLOOR.
Floor 3

You will find:

  • MAIN ENTRANCE
  • The Circulation/Reserve Counter, a photocopier, and librarians' offices
  • Library Instruction Center
  • PC and Mac computers with printers
  • Photocopier
Floor 2

You will find:

  • The Reference Desk and Reference Collection
  • PC and Mac computers with printers
  • Scanners
  • Group Study rooms
  • Periodicals in print and microfilm
  • Map and atlas collections
  • Periodical indexes
  • Media collection (DVDs, CDs, etc.)
  • Federal and state government document collections

 

Finding Materials

Most library items are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification System. The basic scheme is listed below:

A
General Works
B-BJ
Philosophy, Psychology
BL
Religion
C
History
D
History (Old World)
E-F
American History
G
Geography, Maps, Sports, Recreation
H-HJ
Economics
HM-HX
Sociology
J
Political Science
K
Law
KF
United States Law
KFM
Maryland Law
L
Education
M
Music
N
Fine Arts
P-PA
Linguistics, Classical Languages and Literature
PN
General Literature
PQ
French and Spanish Literature
PS
American Literature
Q
Science
QA
Computer Science
R
Medicine
S
Agriculture
T
Technology
U
Military Science
V
Naval Science
Z
Library Science