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COMP 390: Capstone in English

Reading a Call Number

Milne Library uses 'Library of Congress Classification (LCC)' to assign call numbers for books.

If the Call Number is G141 .B87 1993 (title: Historical geography : through the gates of space and time)

G141 describes the subject of the book. G141 is 'Historical geography'. Read the letter in alphabetical order and the number as a whole number

.B87 represents the author's last name. Read the letter alphabetically and the number as a decimal.

1993 represents the date of publication.


One way to locate print resources is through the Milne Library Catalog. To access the library catalog, click on the “library catalog” tab on the library’s homepage. You will then use the Call Number to locate the item in the library. If you need help finding the item, please do not hesitate to ask.  

The second way is through Worldcat. To access Worldcat, click on the Worldcat tab on the library homepage. Once you have entered your search terms, you can limit your results using the tools located on the left hand side of your results list. If you would like a book that Milne library doesn’t own, you will request it through ILLiad.

***You can also check out items at Hartwick College with your SUNY Oneonta ID card.**

Below you will find an example of books that might be helpful for your assignment.