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  • au: author, e.g. au: c.s. lewis
  • ti: title, e.g. ti: romeo and juliet
  • su: subject search for books entirely devoted to the topic
  • kw: keyword search for books with a chapter on the topic
    • su: calvin AND kw: institutes
  • lc: library call number, e.g. lc: DT*
  • pb: publisher, e.g. pb: oxford press
  • isbn: search with or without hyphens
  • mt: main target audience, e.g. mt: juv [for juvenile/children's books]
  • truncation *  e.g.:religio* [finds religion, religious, religiosity]
  • AND finds both, e.g. religion AND teens
  • OR finds either, e.g. teens OR youth
  • Combine AND & OR, using parentheses
    •  (religio* OR faith) AND (teen* OR youth)
    •  (su: religio* OR faith) AND (su: youth OR teen*)
    • kw: calvin AND (jean OR john)
  • Phrase searching: ti: "crime and punishment"
  • NOT excludes, e.g. NOT (mt: juvenile OR su: fiction) [excludes children's books and fiction]

Try an Advanced Search using keywords from Subject headings:

Find subject headings in the Descriptions of relevant books:

Subject Headings for the topic, Medieval Education:

  • Monastic and religious life -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
  • Education -- History
  • Universities and colleges -- Europe -- History
  • Education, Medieval

monast*  finds any ending, e.g. monasteries, monastic

mt: juv finds juvenile/children's books [mt: main target audience]

AND finds all terms

OR finds either term

NOT excludes items, e.g. NOT mt:juv will exclude children's (juvenile) books [mt: main target audience]

The library is arranged by subject, using the Library of Congress call number system -- which is used by most academic libraries. Scroll down for an outline of the subject arrangement.

The letters at the top are arranged alphabetically.

Books having the same letter(s) on the top line are distinguished by the numbers that follow, shelved numerically.

If those lines are the same, the books are distinguished by the letters that follow, which are shelved alphabetically.

If those lines are identical, the next numbers are arranged decimally (not numerically).

QM

23

.E6543

QM

23

.E778

QM

23

.E88

QM

23

.E9

QM

23

.E99

QM

23

.E995

QM

23

.E999

A     GENERAL WORKS
    AE Encyclopedias
    AY Almanacs
B     PHILOSOPHY.  PSYCHOLOGY.  RELIGION
    B-BD Philosophy
    BF Psychology
    BH-BJ Aesthetics & Ethics
    BL-BX  Religion
C     AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
    CB History of Civilization
    CC Archaeology
    CT General Biography
D     HISTORY:  GENERAL AND OLD WORLD
    D World History
    DA-DR European History
    DJK-DK Eastern Europe, Russia & Poland
    DS  Asia 
    DT  Africa
    DU Australia, New Zealand
E-F   HISTORY:  AMERICA
    E 11-143 America 
    E 151-     United States History (includes African-American Studies at E 185)
    F 1-975  United States Local History (includes St. Louis at F 474 & Missouri at F 466)
    F 1001-  Other Countries (includes Canada, & countries of Central & South America)
G     GEOGRAPHY.  ANTHROPOLOGY.  RECREATION
    G-GB  Geography
    GE  Environmental Sciences
    GF  Human Ecology
    GN Anthropology
    GT Manners & Customs
    GV Recreation & Leisure
H     SOCIAL SCIENCES
    HA  Statistics
    HB-HD Economics
    HE Transportation & Communication (includes radio & television broadcasting)
    HF Commerce (includes business administration, accounting, advertising & marketing)
    HG Finance
    HJ Public Finance
    HM-HS Sociology
         HM      General Sociology (includes mass media communication, public opinion, & public  relations)
         HQ      Family, Marriage, & Women
    HT Communities, Classes, & Races
    HV Social Pathology, Social & Public Welfare, & Criminology
    HX Socialism, Communism, & Anarchism
J     POLITICAL SCIENCE
    JF  Constitutional History & Government Administration
    JK  United States
    JS  Local Governments (municipal, etc.)
    JX International Law & International Relations
K     LAW
    KF United States Law
L     EDUCATION
    LA   History of Education 
    LB Theory and Practice of Education
    LC Education of Exceptional Individuals
M     MUSIC
N     FINE ARTS
P    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
    P Philosophy & Linguistics (includes mass media communication, composition, & rhetoric)
    PA Classical Languages and Literature
    PB Celtic Languages and Literatures
    PC Romance Languages (Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish & Portuguese)
    PD Germanic Languages (Old Germanic, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish & Swedish)
    PE English Language
    PF West Germanic Languages (Dutch, Flemish, Friesian & German)
    PG Slavic (includes Russian), Baltic & Albanian Languages and Literature
    PJ-PM Oriental Languages & Literatures (includes Egyptian, Coptic, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, & American Indian)
    PN Literary History & Collections (includes prose, poetry, drama, speech, debate & journalism)
    PQ Romance Literatures
    PR English Literature
    PS American Literature
    PT Germanic Literatures (includes German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans & Scandinavian)
    PZ Children's Literature
Q    SCIENCE
    Q General Science
    QA Mathematics (includes computer science)
    QB Astronomy
    QC  Physics (includes light, spectroscopy, meteorology & climatology)
    QD Chemistry
    QE Geology
    QH Natural History & General Biology
    QK Botany
    QL Zoology
    QM Human Anatomy
    QP Physiology
    QR Microbiology
R    MEDICINE
    R General Medicine (includes Biomedical Engineering at R856-857)
    RA Aspects of Medicine (includes public health & toxicology)
    RC Practice of Medicine (includes speech & language disorders, psychiatry & geriatrics)
    RF Ear (includes audiology), Nose & Throat
    RJ Pediatrics (includes autistic, hyperactive & learning and behaviorally disordered children)
S     AGRICULTURE
T     TECHNOLOGY
T GeneralTechnology
    TA General Engineering
    TD Environmental Technology
    TJ Mechanical Engineering & Machinery
    TK  Electrical Engineering, Electronics, & Nuclear Engineering
    TL Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics & Astronautics
    TP Chemical Technology (includes biotechnology)
    TR Photography
    TS Manufacturers (includes production, industries & products)
U     MILITARY SCIENCE
V     NAVAL SCIENCE

Z     BIBLIOGRAPHY (All subjects).  LIBRARY SCIENCE

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