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Transportation Resources Overview Guide

General purpose guide with resources pertaining to transportation, distribution, and logistics

Understanding Library Organization at Western

How library organization works...

Western's library collection is organized in a specific way so that users can easily and quickly locate the books they need and want. It's designed both for browsing (when you don't know what you want) and for quickly locating specific items (when you know exactly what you want).

How is Western's library collection organized?

Western, like many other college libraries, uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System to organize library materials by subject. The call number of a book is like the book’s address, providing valuable information about where to find the book within the library collection.

How do I find what I'm looking for?

You can use the library catalog to find the call number of a specific book. You can also use the catalog to search by subject or topic or use the list below to help you find books at Western related to your program and subject area.

But what if I need help?

If you need assistance, just ask a librarian!

For more information about navigating the library collection to find books and articles, use the guide below.

Library of Congress Subject Categories

  • Subclass TA – Engineering. Civil engineering (General).
  • Subclass TC – Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering.
  • Subclass TD – Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering.
  • Subclass TE – Highway engineering. Roads and pavements.
  • Subclass TF – Railroad engineering and operation.
  • Subclass TG – Bridges.
  • Subclass TH – Building construction.
  • Subclass TJ – Mechanical engineering and machinery.
  • Subclass TK – Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering.
  • Subclass TL – Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. 

Books Available at the Learning Commons

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