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AFS 270|HIST 285: Introduction to African History

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Emory Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to organize its books. Unlike the Dewey Decimal System, the LC scheme uses a combination of letters and numbers. This system allows each item to have a unique call number and place in the stacks. Library of Congress classification groups together works on the same subject. 

A - General Works
B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C - Auxiliary Sciences of History
D - World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
E - History of the Americas
F - History of the Americas
G - Geography, Anthropology, Dance, Sport and Recreation
H - Social Sciences
J - Political Science
K - Law
L - Education
M - Music
N - Fine Arts
P - Language and Literature
Q - Science
R - Medicine
S - Agriculture
T - Technology including Photography
U - Military Science
V - Naval Science
Z - Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)

Finding Books on Africa

You may want to browse the shelves under some of the following Library of Congress call numbers to find books: 

BL 2400 – 2490: African Religions

BP 64: Islam in Africa

BR 1360 – 1470: Christianity in Africa

BV 3500 – 3630: Missions in Africa

DT: History of  Africa

E441-453: Slavery, Antislavery Movements

GR 350 – 360: African Folklore

HT 601 - HT 1595: Class, Race, Slavery (general)

JQ 1870 – 3981: Political Institutions and Public Administration in Africa

LG 401 – 681: Educational Institutions in Africa

PL 8000 – 8844: African Languages and Literature

PR 9340 – 9408: African Literature in English

Please Note: When looking at a library record in Library Search, use the "Virtual Browse" feature at the bottom of the window to see titles shelved next to the book you are looking at; it is a good way to find similar works.

Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers

Call Number Floor Guide

Stacks Tower Level

10       Rose Library
9         Closed 
8         A - DC
7         DD - HD2499
6         HD2500 - JK & N-NX
5         JL - LT, P - PR999
4         PR1000 - Z