How to Do Library Research

This set of pages has information on how to do library research. In all cases, once you have located sources, be sure to evaluate them, using the evaluation guides.

Call Number Exercise LC

See if you can put the following call numbers in the correct order. Correct answers are available! For a description of how to read the numbers, see Finding a Book on the Shelf--Library of Congress Classification.

  • For example:
    a.  TX
     349
     .C74
      b.  TX
     349
     .C449
      c.  TX
     349
     .A123

Correct order: c b a
 

1. a.   R
  184.7
  .N49
b.    R
  185
  .B52x
c.    R
  169.1
  .B59
  1990

Correct order:_______________
 

2. a.      TX
719
.M613
1977
b.   TX
  719
  .M613
  1983
c.   TX
  719
  .W47

Correct order:_______________
 

3. a.    E
   185
   .E2x
   1982
b.    E
   185
   .T28
c.    E
   185
   .N58x

Correct order:_______________
 

4. a.    R
   146.61
   .N49
b.    R
   146.93
   .B9
c.    R
   146.5
   .C196

Correct order:_______________
 

5. a.    QA
   719
   .W47
   1994
b.    QA
   719
   .L783
   1996
c.    QA
   719
   .W5
   1995

Correct order:_______________
 

6. a.    PR
   6084
   .E832
   K14
b.    PR
   6084
   .C44
   T98
c.    PS
   6083
   .M41
   N32

Correct order:_______________
 

7. a.    QA
   349
   .L36
   1984f
b.    QA
   349
   .M316
   1961
c.    QA
   349
   .C74
   1984
d.    QA
   349
   .E821
   1973
e.    QA
   349
   .E983
f.    QA
   349
   .C448
   1985

Correct order:______________________________________
 

8. a.    R
   241
   .F5
   B297
b.    R
   241
   .J18
   1990
c.    R
   2418
   .J42
   T14
d.    R
   418
   .P72
   P47
e.    R
   241
   .F5
   .B8
f.    R
   241
   .F2498
   1994

Correct order:_______________________________________

Answers to 1-8.

SuDoc call number Order Exercise

See if you can put the following documents numbers in the correct order. Answers are provided! See Finding a Document on the Shelf (finddoc.txt) for information on reading SuDocs numbers.

For example:

a.

   SI 1.
   2:
   AR 8/3

   b.

   SI 1.
   2:
   B 27

   c.

   SI 1.
   2:
   AS 8/6

correct order: a c b

 

1.          a.   LC 2.
12:
N 56

b.

   LC 2.
   2:
   IN 25

c.

   LC 2.
   12:
   R 25

correct order:

 

2.            a. SI 12.
2/36:
6/7

b.

      SI 12.
      2/28:
      6/8

c.

     SI 12.
     2/14:
     6/13

correct order:

 

3.      a. Y 4.
W64:
W 325

b.

      T 22.
      2:
      AC 8/2

c.

     A 88.
     62:
     P 32/5

correct order:

 

4.          a. C 2.
357/3:
SC 77-S-5

b.

          C 2. 31/7:
          AC 78-P-46-025

c.

          C 3. 2:
          C 33/27/977

correct order:

 

5.            a.    C 3.
   2:
   AL 1

      b.

        C 3.
        2:
        AG 8/9

   c.

        C 1.
       102:
        EN 8

correct order:

 

6.            a. ED 1.
2:
AP 6/SKETCHING

b.

         ED 1.
         2:
         AP 6/INTRO

c.

         ED 1.
         2:
         AP 6/INSTRUCTOR

correct order:

 

7.        a.    ED 1.
   2:
   AP 6/SKILLS
 

b.

   ED 1.
   2:
   AM 3/8/DESIGN
 

c.

   ED 1.
   2:
   AM 3/8/GOAL NO. 5
 
         d.    E 46. 4:
   737

e.

   C 1.
   102:
   M66

f.

   ED 1.
   2:
   AS 7/2/V. 1

[same set, different layout]
a. ED 1.2:AP 6/SKILLS
b. ED 1.2:AM 3/8/DESIGN
c. ED 1.2:AM 3/8/GOAL NO. 5
d. E 46.4: 737
e. C 1.102:M 66
f. ED 1.2:AS 7/2/V. 1

correct order:

 

8.      a.    TD 11. 2:
   IM 7
 

      b.

   Y 4.
   76/2:
   SHRG. 103-325
 

   c.

   Y 7.
   1:
   J728
 
      d.    Y 10.
   2:
   H 53/3

e.

Y 10
2:
EL 2/2

f.

Y 7
1:
J13

correct order:

Answers SuDoc

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Answers LC

  1. c a b second line numbers 161.1 < 184.7 < 185
  2. a b c M before W
  3. a c b E before N before T
  4. c a b 146.5 < 146.61 < 146.93
  5. b a c L before W; .47 < .5
  6. b a c first line PR before PS; third line C before E
  7. f c d e a b .C448 < .C74; .E821 < .E 983
  8. f a e b d c whole numbers 241 < 418 < 2418; third line numbers .F2498 < .F5;
    fourth line numbers .B297< .B8

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Answers SuDoc

1. b a c                    2 < 12; N before R
2. c b a                    14 < 28 < 36
3. c b a                    A before T before Y
4. b a c                    2 < 3; 31 < 357
5. c b a                    1 < 3; AG before AL
6. c b a                    INS(TRUCTOR) before INT(RO) before S(KETCHING)
7. e d b c a f             C before E before ED; AM before AP before AS; DESIGN before GOAL
8. a b f c e d            TD before Y; 4 < 7; 13 < 728: EL before H

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Content: Naomi Lederer

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