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Classifying Resources at the Libraries

Browsing Library Collections by Call Numbers

Although some older books are perhaps classified in the Dewey Decimal Classification System, most Syracuse University Libraries print resources are classified in and physically arranged according to the alpha-numeric Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.   [NOTE: Although they have no physical presence, e-books are also assigned base LC classification numbers to make them findable via Classic Catalog "Call Number" searches.]

The LC system has allocated Class "C" to Auxiliary Sciences of History (which include Biography); Class "D" to World History; and  Classes "E" and "F" to the History of the Americas.

C” and "D" call numbers are assigned to History holdings that are shelved both in the Reference Collection and in the general and oversize stacks on the 2nd floor of Bird Library.  “E” and "F" call numbers are assigned to the American History holdings that are shelved in the Reference Collection on the 2nd floor of Bird Library and in the general and oversize stacks on the 3rd floor of Bird Library.

Note:  Less frequently used library materials are kept off campus, either at The Warehouse or at The Facility.  (The latter is a high-density storage space at 1556 Jamesville Avenue.)  Materials in remote storage can be requested for next-business-day delivery to a library on campus. 

To see an outline of the entire "C" Class, "D" Class, and/or the "E" and "F" Classes, open the document(s) below.  Then click on any Subclasses of interest for outlines of their classification schemes.

Chicago Manual of Style

History at Syracuse University

The Department of History is part of Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

E-Book Collections