Irwin Library has a large collection of books, eResources, movies, and media. This page will guide you through how to identify and locate materials you may be interested in at Irwin Library through a Step-by-Step tutorial.
REMEMBER: Use WorldCat Discovery to find:
To browse specific collections that Butler Libraries has for popular reading materials. Type the following search, in the search box: b8: browsing
Another popular fiction area is the Young Adult literature of our Education Library collection. To limit results by this type of search, select Advanced Search and type: Young Adult in the Search Box and select the Search Index: Subject
When you look up your book, the call number should appear in the query. In this case, the search was made for Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire. As you can see, the Call Number is located next to the green checkmark: "PZ.C6837 Cat 2009." Make sure to have this number available when you come to the library to find your book.
Call Number Ranges
Butler Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. For literature/fiction reading, The PN subclass deals with general literature, PR is English literature, and PS is American literature. Related sections within the American literature call number ranges are outlined below:
PS 700 - 3576 - Individual Authors
PS991-(3390) 19th century
The PQ and PT subclasses include literature in the Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) and other world literatures (German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, etc). Each of these languages has a section devoted to criticism and/or literary history as well.
Library of Congress Classification System