How to Do Library Research
Call Numbers--Library of Congress
The bulk of Colorado State University's collection is shelved in Library of Congress (LC) classification call numbers. Most of the rest have Superintendent of Documents numbers (SuDocs); these call numbers generally indicate a government document (federal or state). See Finding a Book or Journal on the Shelf for how to read LC call numbers so that you can locate what you need.
Below is an outline of the Library of Congress Classification scheme. The arrangement groups materials on the same subject together on the shelf. A more detailed Library of Congress Classification Outline is on the Library of Congress cataloguing site. Click on the letter to see subclass, and on the subclass for additional detail (or scroll down through the PDF document).
See also the outline of the Superintendent of Documents Classification scheme.
|Library of Congress Classification Outline|
|C||Auxiliary Sciences of History|
|D||History : General and Old World (Eastern Hemisphere)|
|E-F||History : America (Western Hemisphere)|
|G||Geography. Anthropology. Recreation|
|KD||Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland|
|KF||Law of the United States|
|M||Music. Books on Music|
|P-PA||General Philology and Linguistics. Classical Languages and Literatures|
|PA||Supplement Byzantine and Modern Greek Literature. Medieval and Modern Latin Literature|
|PB-PH||Modern European Languages|
|PJ-PM||Languages and Literatures of Asia, Africa, Oceania. American Indian Languages. Artificial Languages.|
|P-PM||Supplement Index to Languages and Dialects|
|PN, PR,/||General Literature. English and American|
|PS, PZ||Literature. Fiction in English. Juvenile Literature|
|PQ, Part 1||French Literature|
|PQ, Part 2||Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literature|
|PT, Part 1||German Literature|
|PT, Part 2||Dutch and Scandinavian Literatures|
|Z||Bibliography. Library Science|
Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Outline
Colorado State University's government documents are shelved in Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification call numbers. Materials are arranged by issuing agency, not by subject. See Finding a Document on the Shelf for how to read these numbers.