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Reading Call Numbers

The Library of Congress Classification System

GBC Library uses Library of Congress Classification (LOC) as call numbers. It is differnt from Dewey Decimal System in that it uses both letters and numbers. The letter(s) at the beginning of the call number mean somehting. The following is a broad definition of the letters.

A- General Works

B- Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

C- History: Auxiliary Sciences

D- History: General and Old World

E- History: United States- General

F- History: United States - Local

G - Geography, Anthropology, Folklore

H- Social Science

J- Political Science

K- Law

L- Education

M- Music

N- Fine Arts

P- Linguistics, Language, & Literature

Q- Science

R- Medicine

S- Agriculture

T- Technolgy

U- Military Science

V- Naval Science

Z- Bibliography & Library Science

Parts of a Call Number

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Reading and Organizing Call Numbers

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Great Basin College Library
McMullen Hall
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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