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Library of Congress Classification: General Information

Learn about the classification system the Lindsey Wilson library uses!

Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a way of organizing things based on its specific topic. It is a series of letters and numbers arranged in particular ways, starting with major categories and furthering breaking them down into subcategories, sub-subcategories, even sub-sub-subcategories. LCC is one of several classification systems used in libraries, like the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), and Bliss Bibliographic Classification (BC). However, you will see that most libraries use either DDC or LCC. Typically, you find college and university libraries using LCC and the public and school libraries using DDC.

It is not easy to master but, with a little practice and help from your friendly Lindsey librarian, you can find just about anything that you want or need to learn about!

Instructional Librarian

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Ashley Orehek
Reference Office in Katie Murrell Library

Summer Office Hours

  • M-F | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sa-Su | None

You can always email me! I will respond within 24 hours.