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WS412/WS 420: - Creel Falcon: Finding Books

Finding Books in our MnPALS System in Minnesota and at MSUM


Books of Interest

The Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History

This prize is awarded annually for the book in women's history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly (1928-1982).

Call numbers for Women's Issues

Our library organizes books according to Library of Congress Classification system.

Generally women's studies are found in the HQ's. See outline here for details.

Reading the call number

Livingston Lord Library, like many academic libraries in the United States, uses the Library of Congress Classification for call numbers. This system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subjects.

Read call numbers line by line:





Read the first line in alphabetical order:

A, B, BF, C, D ... L, LA, LB, LC, M, ML ...


Read the second line as a whole number:

1, 2, 3, 45, 100, 101, 1000, 2000, 2430 …


The third line is a combination of a letter and numbers.

Read the letter alphabetically

Read the number as a decimal, for example .M3 = .3

(Some call number have more than one combination letter-number line.)


This is the year the book was published.

Chronological order:  1985, 1987, 1991, 1992 . . .





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