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Finding EFL books using the LC classification scheme: Understanding LCC shelfmarks

A guide to finding English Faculty Library books classified using the Library of Congress classification scheme
Subjects: English

Example 1

Conrad, J. (2006) Heart of Darkness
LCC shelf mark: PR6005.04 H4 CON 2006

PR = English Literature
6005 = 1900-1960-Individual authors- Surname beginning with C
.O4
= Conrad
H4 = Heart of Darkness
CON = First three letters of the author’s surname
2006= Date of publication

Example 4

Mills, Sara (2008) Language and Sexism

LCC shelf mark: P120.S48 MIL 2008

P = Philology & Linguistics
120 = Philosophy, origin etc. of language
.S48 = Sex. Sex differences. Sexism.
MIL = First three letters of the author's surname
2008 = Date of publication

Example 2

Some authors, such as Dickens, have their own unique range of class marks because of the large body of work they have produced, and so many of their works have their own unique number.

Dickens, Charles (2011) Bleak House. Ed. Ingham
LCC shelf mark: PR4556.A2 I65 DIC 2011

PR = English Literature 
4556 = Dickens: Bleak house
.A2 = by editor
I65 = Ingham
DIC = First three letters of the author’s surname

2011
= Date of publication

Example 5

Amodio, Mark (2014) Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook

LCC shelf mark: PR173.A46 AMO 2014

PR = English Literature
173 = History of English Literature - By period - Anglo-Saxon
.A46 = Amodio
AMO = First three letters of the author's surname
2014 = Date of publication

Example 3

Critical texts about a particular work are shelved after copies of the original work.

Lascelles, M. (1970) Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure
LCC shelf mark: PR2824.L3 LAS 1970

PR = English Literature
2824
= Shakespeare: Measure for Measure
.L3
= Lascelles
LAS = First three letters of the author’s surname
1970
= Date of publication

Example 6

Porter, Roy (2000) Enlightenment: Britain and the Modern World

LCC shelf mark: DA485 POR 2000

DA = History of Great Britain
485 = England - By period - 18th Century - Social life and customs
POR = First three letters of the author's surname
2000 = Date of publication