Browsing the stacks can be a useful way to find books on your topic. The following Library of Congress classifications may be useful when browsing the shelves at the Library.
What are Call Numbers?
Call numbers are a combination of letters and numbers that indicate the location of an item in the library. Call numbers at the Wardman Library are organized in groups according to the Library of Congress (LC) classification system. Because they are grouped by number, this means that you can find books on similar topics in the same area of the library.
Some Relevant Library of Congress Call Number Areas:
CC 1-960 Archaeology
GF 1-900 Human Ecology. Anthropogeography
GN 1-890 Anthropology
GN 49-298 Physical Anthropology
GN 281-289 Human Evolution
GN 301-674 Ethnology, Social, and Cultural Anthropology
GN 700-890 Prehistoric Archaeology
GR 1-950 Folklore
GT 1-7070 Manners and Customs
P 1-1091 Philology. Linguistics
Use Google Book Search to discover additional books addressing your topic (full-text keyword search).
Have you narrowed down your topic? Do you have all the background information you need and find yourself ready to get more in depth research? If you answered YES then you are ready to:
Search the Catalog
You can find books in Wardman Library by searching the online Catalog.
LINK+ is a consortium of over 50 public and academic libraries in California and Nevada. Whittier College patrons can electronically request an item not available in Wardman Library and have it is delivered to them in 2-4 days. The service is free and extremely convenient. The loan period is 21 days with one renewal. Go to our Link+ page to get started and follow the prompts below:
If the item you are searching for is not available through LINK+, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.