Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

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  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements


Call Numbers and Library of Congress Classification


Hesburgh Libraries primarily use the Library of Congress classification system to organize materials so that users can locate them by call number. LC classification is used by most academic and research libraries. 

section of Library of Congress Classification poster, showing some subject headings

Library of Congress call numbers are a combination of letters, followed by numbers. The publication date is often the last element of the call number.

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