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Using the Collection

Citing Sources

Knowing how to correctly cite your sources is essential to conducting research. Not only can you avoid plagiarism, but you can also return to and share your exact sources when you need to.

Call Number Ranges

Knowing which call number ranges contain the subjects you are researching can be a good way to browse the stacks. Listed below are ranges of call numbers in the Library of Congress system that you may find useful.

Stack Guide

If you know the call number, you can use this online Memorial Library Stack Guide to find the item.

Collection Development Policy

The Ibero-American Studies Collection has a detailed Collection Development Policy.

The collection to support the courses in Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program is located in Memorial Library. Because of its inter-disciplinary nature, the collection includes the following Library of Congress classes:

B (General Philosophy)
BC (Logic)
BD (Speculative Philosophy)
BF (Psychology. Parapsychology. Occult Sciences)
BH (Aesthetics)
BJ (Ethics. Social Usages. Etiquette)
BL (Religions. Mythology. Rationalism)
BR (Christianity)
BT (Doctrinal Theology)
BV (Practical Theology)
BX (Religion. Christian Denominations)
C (General Auxiliary Sciences of History)
CB (History of Spanish Civilization)
CC (Archaeology)
CD (Diplomatics. Archives. Seals)
CE (Technical Chronology. Calendars)
CJ (Numismatics)
CN (Inscriptions. Epigraphy)
CR (Heraldry)
CS (Genealogy)
CT (Biography)
DP (History of Spain and Portugal)
F (Latin American History)
GF (Human Ecology. Anthropogeography)
GN (Anthropology; ethnology)
GR (Folklore)
GT (Manners and Customs)
GV (Recreation. Leisure)
H (Social Science, General)
HA (Statistics)
HB (Economic Theory, Demography)
HC (Economic History and Conditions)
HD (Economic History and Conditions)
HE (Transportation and Communication)
HF (Commerce)
HG (Finance)
HJ (Public Finance)
HM (Sociology)
HN (Social History and Conditions. Social Problems. Social Reform)
HQ (The Family, Marriage, Women)
HS (Secret societies)
HT (Communities. Classes. Races)
HV (Social Pathology. Social and Public Welfare. Criminology)
HX (Socialism, Communism, Anarchism)
JA (Political Science, General)
JC (Political Theory)
JL (Political Institutions and Public Administration)
JV (Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration)
KG-KHW (Latin America, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and Caribbean Law)
L (Education, General)
LA (History of Education)
LB (Theory and Practice of Education)
LC (Special Aspects of Education)
LE (Education: Individual Institutions. Spain, Portugal and Latin America)
PC (Spanish Philology, PC4001-PC4071)
PC (Spanish Language, PC4073-PC4977)
PC (Catalan Literature, PC3900-PC3976)
PC (Portuguese Philology, PC5001-PC5041)
PC (Portuguese Language, PC5043-PC5498)
PM (Native Languages)
PN (Literature and film)
PQ (Spanish Literature, PQ6001-PQ7011)
PQ (Spanish American Literature, PQ7079-PQ8560)
PQ (Portuguese Literature, PQ9500-PQ9698)
PQ (Brazilian Literature, PQ9500-PQ9698)
Z (Bibliography and Library Science)