At Millikin’s Library, we use a system called “Library of Congress” to organize our resources.
When you search in Millikin’s Online Catalog, to find if a book that is available for you to take home, look at the “Status,” the “Call Number,”and the "Location."
Here’s an example of a Call Number for The Globalization of Music in History by Richard D. Wetzel. In the online catalog, the call number is listed as ML3916 .W48 2012, with a location of "book stacks."
How the call number will look on the book's label:
ML (Find these letters using alphabetical order. ML comes after M, but before MT)
3916 (Treat this 3916 just like any number. It comes after 3915, & before 3917. Some numbers also include decimals)
.W48 (After finding the ML section and the number 3916 area, use the alphabet again to find the Ws on the third line
of the call number. Treat the numbers paired with the letters as decimals... 0.48)
2012 (The date the book was published, in this case, 2012)