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Understanding Call Numbers



Here is a comparison of another work classified using both Dewey and LC systems. The work, Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, would be classified as follows:

  • in DC, as 813 AL355L 1987 and
  • in LC, as PS 1017 .L5 1987

Dewey Decimal Library of Congress
Classification Number
813
 
Classification Number
PS
1017
Author and Book Number AL355L Author and Book Number .L5
Year of publication (for this issue) 1987 Year of publication (for this issue) 1987




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