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How are physical resources arranged on the shelf?

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USC Library physical resources are shelved in alphabetical order by Library of Congress Classification (LCC) call number. The call number is located on the spine or front cover of the item.

The call number relates to the subject matter covered by the resource. When you find one item on the shelf about your desired topic, be sure to browse the items on the shelf around it too as they will most likely contain content relevant to your research. Find the call number for your discipline.

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