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Information Literacy: Call Number Subject Guide

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Use this subject guide if you are interested in browsing through the Otis Library's book collection. The beginning call number is given for each subject. (Note: not all subjects are contained in this guide, just those that appear often in this library's collection).

A list of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification can be found at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/.

For more information on how a call number is constructed, see here.

A - M

B Philosophy
BD Logic
BF Psychology
BL Religion and Theology
BX Mythology
D General World History
E

History of the Americas

  • 51 to 99 -- Native Americans
  • 169.02 -- American Popular Culture
  • 184 -- Racial & Ethnic Groups in the US
F

Regional History of the United States (History of the Americas continued)

  • 856 to 870 -- California & Los Angeles (Travel, History, Pictorial Works)
  • 1201 to 1577 -- Mexico, Central & South America (includes Aztec, Mayan & other early civilizations)
G

Geography, Maps

GN Anthropology
GT

GT - Costume (History of Dress) & Customs

  • 2345 -- Tattoos
  • 3912 to 3913 -- Graffiti
    see also: NK 600 to 3640 -- Decorative Lettering; Z 250 -- Typography
GV GV - Dance & Sports
H H - Social Sciences
HF

HF - Business

  • 5415.153 -- Inventions and new product marketing
  • 5801 to 6191 -- Advertising (includes Signs & Billboards)
HQ

HQ - Sexuality, the Family & Women's Studies

  • 784 T68 -- Toys & Child Development
LB

 Education

  • 2369 -- Research Handbooks & Style Manuals

 

N

N Visual Arts
  • 72 -- Art in Relation to other Subjects (Feminism, Politics, Society, etc.)
  • 400 -- Art Museums, Galleries, etc.
  • 4390 -- Exhibitions
  • 5300 - 6494 -- History of Art (by period)
  • 5315 to 6320 -- Ancient & Medieval
  • 6370 to 6375 -- 15th & 16th centuries
  • 6407 to 6415 -- 17th & 18th centuries
  • 6450 to 6465 -- 19th century
  • 6480 to 6494 -- 20th century
    • 6494 I56 -- Installation
    • 6494 V53 -- Video Art
      see also: PN 1992.8 V5
  • 6501 to 7414 -- Special Countries
  • 6505 to 6538 -- Art & Artists in the United States
  • 7429.7 -- Technique, Composition, Style
  • 7432.5 -- Outsider Art
  • 7433.3 -- Artists' Books
  • 7475 -- Art Criticism
  • 7560 to 8266 -- Special Subjects of Art
  • 7575 to 7649 -- Portraits
  • 7790 -- Religious Art
  • 8217 E6 -- Erotic Art
  • 8554 -- Examination & Conservation of Works of Art
  • 8600 -- Economics of Art
  • 8700 -- Art and the State. Public Art
NA Architecture
  • 190 - 682 -- History (by period)
  • 710 to 738 -- Architecture & Architects in the US
  • 4100 -- Special Types of Buildings
  • 9000 -- Aesthetics of Cities. City Planning and Beautification
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing, Design & Illustration
  • 50 to 263 -- History of Drawing
  • 730 to 817 -- Technique
  • 760 to 776 -- Human Figure - Anatomy
  • 965 -- Children's Book Illustration
  • 997 -- Commercial Art & Advertising Art
  • 1300 -- Caricature. Pictorial Humor and Satire
  • 1429 -- Comic Book & Cartoon Artists
    see also: PN 6710 to 6728
  • 1800 -- Posters
  • 1882 -- Album Covers
ND Painting
  • 49 to 199 -- History (by period)
  • 195 to 196 -- 20th century
  • 230 to 238 -- Painting & Painters in the United States
  • 1290 to 1337 -- Human Figure, Nudes, etc.
  • 1340 to 1375 -- Landscape/Marine
  • 1390 to 1393 -- Still Life
  • 1470 to 1495 -- Technique (includes Composition & Color)
  • 1700 -- Watercolor Painting
  • 2550 to 2876 -- Mural Painting (includes Contemporary Street Art)
  • 2890 -- Illuminating of Manuscripts and Books
NE Print Media
  • 2250 -- Lithography
  • 2800 -- Printing of Engravings
NK Decorative Arts, Applied Arts, Decoration & Ornament (includes Antiques in general)
  • 600 to 789 -- History (by period)
  • 802 to 839 -- Decorative Arts in the US - Folk Art, Antiques
  • 1390 -- General design (material that includes both decorative & industrial)
  • 1505 to 1590 -- Ornament, Pattern & Design
  • 1700 to 2195 -- Interior Decoration & House Decoration
  • 2200 to 2750 -- Furniture
  • 3600 to 3640 -- Calligraphy, Alphabets & Decorative Lettering
    see also: GT 3912 -- Graffiti; Z 250 -- Typography
  • 4700 -- Costume and its Accessories
  • 4892 to 4894.4 -- Dolls & Dollhouses
    see also: HQ 784 T68 -- Toys & Child Development; TT 174 -- Toy Making
  • 8800 -- Textile Arts and Art Needlework
  • 9509 -- Toys
NX Arts in General (includes works dealing with two or more of the fine arts, i.e. Art & Film, Art & Music, etc.)
  • 440 to 458 -- History
  • 502 to 512.3 -- Arts in the United States
  • 600 -- Special Movements
  • 600 P47 -- Performance Art
  • 600 S9 -- Surrealism
    see also: N 6494 -- Surrealist Art; ND 195 S8 -- Surrealist Painting
  • 654 -- Religious Arts
  • 700 -- Patronage of the Arts

P - Z

PN TV, Theater, Plays, Motion Pictures
PR English Literature
PS American Literature
QA Mathematics & Computer Science
  • 76.75 -- Computer Software
    see also: T 385 -- Computer Graphics; TK 5105.882 -- Internet; TR 897.5 -- Computer Animation
QB Astronomy
QH Natural History
  • 90 to 95 -- Water & Marine Biology (includes Pictorial Works)
  • 101 to 198 -- Topographical Regions (includes Landscape Pictorial Works)
    see also: TR 660 -- Landscape Photography and F 1 to F 975 -- Travel - Descriptive Works
  • 540 to 549 -- Ecology
QK Botany (Plants)
QL Zoology (Animals)
QM Anatomy
QP Physiology
SB Agriculture/Plant Culture
  • 469 to 479 -- Landscape Gardening & Design
T Technology
  • 180 -- Exhibitions that highlight the developments & history of industrial design
  • 201 to 339 -- Patents & Trademarks
    see also NC 1002 - 1003
  • 385 -- Computer Graphics
    see also: QA 76.75 -- Computer Software; TK 5105.882 -- Internet; TR 897.5 -- Computer Animation
TA Technology (Engineering)
  • 166 -- Ergonomics and human factors research
TK Electronics
  • 5105 -- Specific Aspects of the Internet
TR Photography
  • 15 to 195 -- History
  • 660 -- Landscape Photography
  • 676 -- Erotic Photography
  • 679 -- Fashion Photography
  • 680 -- Portrait Photography
  • 690.6 -- Stock Photography
  • 721 to 739 -- Nature Photography
  • 820 -- Photojournalism
  • 845 to 899 -- Cinematography
  • 858 -- Special Effects
  • 897.5 -- Computer Animation
TS Manufactured Products
  • 23 -- History of industrial design in the US
  • 57 -- History of industrial design in the UK
  • 79 -- History of industrial design in Italy (and so forth)
  • 140 -- Biographies of individual designers
  • 144-149 -- General works covering industrial design
  • 155 -- Production and operations management
  • 171 -- Product design
  • 1090 to 1130 -- Paper Making
TT Handicrafts
  • 174 to 175 -- Toy & Doll Making
    see also: HQ 784 T68 -- Toys & Child Development; NK 4892 & NK 9509 -- Toy History & Price Guides
  • 490 to 695 -- Fashion & Clothing Design
  • 505 -- Individual Designers (includes biographies)
Z Books (Library Science & Bibliography)
  • 40 to 115 -- Writing
    see also: NK 3600 -- Calligraphy & Lettering
  • 116 to 265 -- Printing
  • 250 -- Type Founding & Typography
  • 266 to 276 -- Bookbinding

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