A call number (the number placed on the spine of the book) is a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subject.
"Mechanical vibration by H. Benaroya, 2004" is located at 620.3 B456M 2004.
Catalogue record: Holdings infomation
Please write down the Call Number and ask the Loans Desk staff for assistance
The Monash libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. This ensures that all materials on similar subject areas are kept together on the shelves. The following call numbers may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves for Mining Engineering and related subject areas.
|620||Engineering & allied operations|
|622||Mining and related operations|
|622.3||Mining for specific materials|
|622.6||Mine transport systems|
|622.8||Mine health and safety|
|692||Auxiliary construction practices|
|693||Construction - specific materials or purposes|
|697||Heating, Ventilating and Air conditioning|
|808||Essay, reports and technical writing|
Here is an explanation of:
Call 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. Call numbers are stuck to the spine or front of each item.
Monash University Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system for its call numbers except:
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:
Sometimes call numbers seem very inconsistent, both inside and outside Monash. The reasons for this are:
Key points to remember when deciphering call numbers: