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Sociology 3380: Urban Inequality: Find sources in the stacks

Library Research Guide

Finding Books on the Olin Shelves

This Research Minute covers how to find books and bound journals shelved in Olin Library.

Find sources in the stacks

Library of Congress Classification
   
Books are arranged on the shelf according to a classification system, created by the Library of Congress, that organizes them together by topic. For example, HM is sociology; F574 is Detroit history.

Olin Library's stack guide helps you locate the floor that contains the classification provided in the catalog for books and journals. Be sure to note information on "oversize" items on the right side of the guide.