BOOKS AND PERIODICALS ARRANGEMENT

CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES USED

Books and Periodicals (with the exception of certain special collections) are arranged by subject according to two classification schemes – The Bliss Bibliographic Classifications Schemes up till December 1974 and The Library of Congress Classification Scheme (since January 1975). The main classes of these schemes are outlined below.  Furthermore, anterior materials 1-9 are prefixed to the class marks of special collections to indicate their locations.  An outline of these numerals is also given below:

SYNOPSIS BLISS BIBLIOGRAPHIC CLASSIFICATION

A Philosophy, General Science AM Mathematics

B Physics, Engineering

C Chemistry

D Astronomy, Geology, Physical Geography

E Biology, Biochemistry

F Botany

FW Agriculture

FY Forestry

FZ Animal & Industries

G Zoology

H Physical Anthropology, Medical Sciences

I Psychology

J Education

K Social Sciences, Ethnology

KT Geography (Human, Social and Economic)

L,M,N,O,P History

P Religion

Q Applied Social Sciences

R Political Science

S Law

T Economics

U Industrial Arts

V Fine Arts

W,X,Y Language and Literature

SYNOPSIS LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

A General Works, Polygraphs

B-B Philosophy, Psychology

BL-BX Religion

C Auxiliary Sciences of History

D History: General and Old World

E-F History: North and South America ]]

G Geography, Anthropology,   Folklore, Manners  And Customs, Recreation

H Social Science

J Political Science

K Law (Moys)

L Education

M Music, Books on Music

N Fine Arts P Philosophy and Literature

Q Science

R Medicine

S  Agriculture

T Technology

U Military Science

V Naval Science

Z Bibliography, Library Science

 

ANTERIOR NUMBERS

Reference Collection

Bibliographies

Arabic Collection

Departmental Collections (i.e. pre-1975)

Non-Book Materials

Periodicals

Miscellamen Rare Books, etc.

7H.   Theses

Africana Collection

Governmental Publications

Africana Journals

Antiquated Books