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Library Research Tutorial: Find Print Books

Learn how to research at the UCC Library!

Browse the Print Collection

  • The UCC library is organized by the Dewey Decimal system.  Resources are grouped together by subject. 
  • To browse for items on a particular subject, go to the shelf with the Dewey Decimal call numbers for that subject. 
  • Any questions?  Ask a librarian!  We’re here for you!  

​Dewey Decimal Classification

000 Computer science, information and general works

000 Computer science, knowledge and systems
010 Bibliographies
020 Library and information sciences
030 Encyclopedias and books of facts
040 [Unassigned]
050 Magazines, journals and serials
060 Associations, organizations and museums
070 News media, journalism and publishing
080 Quotations
090 Manuscripts and rare books


100 Philosophy and psychology

100 Philosophy
110 Metaphysics
120 Epistemology
130 Parapsychology and occultism
140 Philosophical schools of thought
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics
180 Ancient, medieval and eastern philosophy
190 Modern western philosophy

200 Religion

200 Religion
210 Philosophy and theory of religion
220 The Bible
230 Christianity and Christian theology
240 Christian practice and observance
250 Christian pastoral practice and religious orders
260 Christian organization, social work and worship
270 History of Christianity
280 Christian denominations
290 Other religions

300 Social sciences

300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
310 Statistics
320 Political science
330 Economics
340 Law
350 Public administration and military science
360 Social problems and social services
370 Education
380 Commerce, communications and transportation
390 Customs, etiquette and folklore

400 Language

400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English and Old English languages
430 German and related languages
440 French and related languages
450 Italian, Romanian and related languages
460 Spanish and Portuguese languages
470 Latin and Italic languages
480 Classical and modern Greek languages
490 Other languages

500 Science

500 Science
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth sciences and geology
560 Fossils and prehistoric life
570 Life sciences; biology
580 Plants (Botany)
590 Animals (Zoology)

600 Technology

600 Technology
610 Medicine and health
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture
640 Home and family management
650 Management and public relations
660 Chemical engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacture for specific uses
690 Building and construction

700 Arts and recreation

700 Arts
710 Landscaping and area planning
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture, ceramics and metalwork
740 Drawing and decorative arts
750 Painting
760 Graphic arts
770 Photography and computer art
780 Music
790 Sports, games and entertainment

800 Literature

800 Literature, rhetoric and criticism
810 American literature in English
820 English and Old English literatures
830 German and related literatures
840 French and related literatures
850 Italian, Romanian and related literatures
860 Spanish and Portuguese literatures
870 Latin and Italic literatures
880 Classical and modern Greek literatures
890 Other literatures

900 History and geography

900 History
910 Geography and travel
920 Biography and genealogy
930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
940 History of Europe
950 History of Asia
960 History of Africa
970 History of North America
980 History of South America
990 History of other areas

How to Find Print Books at the UCC Library

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