Items in the library are classified and arranged on the shelves by call numbers.
Public relations is represented by the call number 659.2
The following call numbers are a selected list which may be useful for browsing the library shelves.
302.230994 Media Australia
658.4056 Crisis Manageement
659.2 Public Relations
Call or shelf numbers are a series of predetermined numbers and letters allocated to items held by the library. They arrange items on the shelves so that items dealing with the same subjects are near each other.
What do the parts of a call number mean?
Call numbers are basically divided into two parts:
Some call numbers have a third part for the year of publication or extra author information.
Here is the call number for Spacetime Physics by Edwin F. Taylor, and John Archibald Wheeler, and what the parts describe:
|In the Hargrave-Andrew Library|
|530.11 T239S||Subject: 530 = Physics .11 = Relativity Theory
Author: T239 = Taylor S = Spacetime
|In Caulfield Library|
|530.11 TAY||Subject: 530 = Physics .11 = Relativity Theory
Author: TAY = Taylor
It is important that you note down all of the call number, and which part of the Monash collection the item is held in. Then you need to find each part of the number in turn.
For example to find the book: Understanding Enzymes, by T. Palmer (call number 547.758 P176U4):
If you can't find an item:
Key points to remember when deciphering call numbers: