Transitioning to College research Amanda Maddock Reference & Instruction Librarian OSU :: Mansfield
Aren’t all Libraries the Same? K-12 School Library Open during school day Collections are smaller than public/academic library offerings and content varies considerably between school districts. Subscribe to popular magazines like Time and Newsweek (usually can’t be checked out of library). Books arranged by Dewey Decimal call numbers. One library per building or school district. One help desk in library. Academic (College) Libraries Stay open later (often until 10:00pm or midnight) and open earlier (7:30 or 8:00am). May even be open 24 hours during exam time. Collections support the courses that are offered on campus and the research needs of students and faculty. Subscribe to popular magazinesand scholarly journals (in specialized fields such as Business or Education). May or may not be able to check out of library. Books usually arranged by Library of Congress call numbers, but may use Dewey Decimal. May have one library or multiple (specialized) libraries on campus. Usually more than one help desk (Information/Reference, book check out, Reserves, etc.) Courtesy of :: http://www.transitioning2college.org
Methods of Arranging Books Dewey Decimal System 000 Generalities 100 Philosophy & psychology 200 Religion 300 Social sciences 400 Language 500 Natural sciences & mathematics 600 Technology (Applied sciences) 700 The arts 800 Literature & rhetoric 900 Geography and history Library of Congress Classification System A General Works B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion C Auxiliary Sciences of History D History (General) and History of Europe E History: America F History: America G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation H Social Sciences J Political Science K Law L Education M Music and Books on Music N Fine Arts P Language and Literature Q Science R Medicine S Agriculture T Technology U Military Science V Naval Science Z Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)
Dewey Decimal System vs. Library of Congress Classification System 305.4201 B348 305 means the book is about social groups. .4201 means it is focused on the social role and status of women. B348 is the “code” for Baumgardner. HQ1421 .B38 2000 HQ means the book is about family, marriage, women, and/or sexuality. 1421 means it is focused on women and feminism. B38 is the “code” for Baumgardner.
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