In the CCSF Library buildings, books are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system groups items by subject and locates similar items on the shelf together. Below are some potential ranges in which you can find books related to your discipline.
|Subject||Call Number Range|
|Literature (Modern)||PN 695 - PN 779|
|Literature (Poetry)||PN 1010 - PN 1525|
|Literary history and criticism||PR 1 - PR 56|
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|1:||women AND Sula||Maybe there will be an item with your exact topic words!|
|2:||female AND Sula||Maybe it will be listed as female instead!|
|1 + 2:||(women OR female) AND Sula||This search allows for both!|
|3:||(women or female) AND "Toni Morrison"||If there are no books that are obviously about Sula, perhaps one on women in Morrison's** work will do!|
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