The library catalog (Summon) is a good place to begin your search. You'll find books, journals, newspapers,sound recordings,video recordings, or other items for your research projects.
Summon is helpful when you don't know exactly what you want. You can search it like you search Google.
Each book in the library has a call number. A call number is like an address. It tells you where the book is located in the library.
The McFarlin library uses Library of Congress Classification System. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subjects.
Read the call number top to bottom, line by line.
PQ - First line: indicates the general subject area. Alphabetical order.
1521- Second line: indicates specifically the subject area. Numerical order.
.B1 - Third line:represent the author's last name. Letters in alpha order. Numbers in decimal order
1997- Fourth line: Chronological order
|B||Philosophy and Religion|
|G||Geography, Anthropology, and Folklore|
|HQ||Family, Marriage, Home|
|ML||Literature of Music|
|P||Language and Literature|
|Z||Bibliography and Library Science|