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Research Strategies & Tutorials

Georgetown University Library Basics: Tutorials

Library of Congress Classification

The library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize our collections.

Each book receives a "call number" that works like an address--you can use the call number to find the exact location of a book on the shelves. Every book has a unique number, and different numbers are organized by their topics.

For specific information, check out the Library of Congress' Classification Outline or Library Learning's Anatomy of a Call Number page

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