Subject guides for the reference collection
Use these subject guides to discover introductory tools for your research.
Note that titles with *** are also available in an electronic version. Access to these particular resources is password protected.
Library of Congress Classification System
The Seminary Library uses the Library of Congress call number system to organize the collection by subject.Catalogers assign specific call numbers to books and journals. Call numbers are printed on the spine or front cover of every book and journal in the main collection. The bibliographic records in the online catalog (OPAC) provide the call number for items in the collection. The call number indicates both the general subject and the location of the item.
Anatomy of a call number:
Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob,
Louisville, Ky. : John Knox Press, c1999.
THIRD FLOOR (CIRCULATING)
BS1315.3 .S25 1999
BS-letter line, describes general subject area (Bible)
1315.3-number line, narrows subject area (Book of Ruth)
.S25-"cutter" line, further narrows subject area or specifies author (Sakenfeld)
1999-year of publication
Tutorial for doing online research
Internet for Religious Studies is a free online tutorial to help students and other researchers develop their Internet research skills.
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