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Book Classification and Search

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Chinese Library Classification(CLC)


A Marxism, Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory

B Philosophy, Religion

C Social Science (General)

D Politics, Law

E Military Affairs

F Economics

G Culture, Science, Education, Sports

H Language, Philology or Written Language

I Literature

J Art

K History, Geography

N Natural Science (General)

O Mathematics, Physics Science and Chemistry

P Astronomy, Geosciences

Q Bioscience

R Medical Hygiene

S Agricultural Sciences

T Technology

TB General Industrial Technology

TH Mechanical Engineering Technology

TN Radio Electronics, Telecommunications Technology

TP Automation Technology

TU Architectural Sciences

U Communications and Transportation

V Aviation, Spaceflight, Aeronautics and Astronautics

X Environmental Sciences, Safety Sciences

Z Comprehensive Books/ Generalities


The Structure of Call Numbers 


  Each book has a call number, which usually consists of letters, numbers, and other symbols. In the library, a call number has two parts: a classification number (CLC) and an author number. Patrons can get call numbers through OPAC while they are searching books. Then they will locate the book easily according to the call number and the guide maps. The book “Liang Zongdai”, for example, its call number is


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  I206.7 is the classification number, and H964.3 is the author number.


OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)


  We provide OPAC terminals for patrons. Patrons use computers on each floor to find the OPAC on the GDUFS library homepage. According to your requirements, please enter the title, author, subjects, classification numbers, publishing houses or others. You will get the target book’s call number, its locations, and whether the target book is out on loan or not. Then you can follow the information and the guide maps to find the book. On the terminals, patrons can check their loan status, reserve and renew books, and change passwords, etc.