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In libraries, books in the stacks are arranged by subject, so when you find a title in the stacks, browse the same shelf or shelves for related titles.
How to Read an LC Call Number (video) (2:46)
Watch this short video to learn how to read a Library of Congress Classification call number so you can find books in the stacks.
Why Use Books?
Books are good places to acquire in-depth information on a topic.
Remember: you won't necessarily be reading a book from cover to cover.
- Use the index in the back and table of contents in the front to find relevant information quickly.
- Check the bibliography to find other sources of similar information.
Monographs ("single - writing") are books dedicated to one subject.