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Computer Science

Reading Call Numbers

  • N - describes the subject area: read in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic: read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication: read in chronological order

Example of call number order:

N66 .B634 1999
NA 9 .A34 2005
NA 20 .G4 2001
NA 100.G411.2001
NA 100 .G47 2008

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Levels 1-7 Williston

  • Level 1 -  D
  • Level 2 - E-HD
  • Level 2 ½ - X-Folio (extra large)
  • Level 3 - HE-JZ
  • Level 4 - JK-NX, Reference
  • Level 5 - P-PQ3999
  • Level 6 - PQ 4000- PS 3499
  • Level 7 - PS 2500- PT

Levels 1-7 Miles-Smith

  • Level 1 - Cutter
  • Level 2- A-C
  • Level 4 - Information Commons, MEWS
  • Level 6 - Q - S
  • Level 7- PZ, T-Z

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  • Music (M)

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Word cloud, with the following words most prominent: 31	Data, programming, Social, processing, Java, systems, science, algorithms, History, Digital, Python, structures, civilization, Programming, computer, programs, Information, networks, Women, Object-oriented, languages, Internet, security, mining, data

The word cloud above is a visualization of the most common topics covered in computer science books checked out of our library! Use the other boxes on this page to search for and find books in our collection.

Books that deal primarily with computer science have call numbers beginning with QA. These can be found on level 6, in the North (Miles-Smith) stacks as of Spring 2020.

Have a look at the box on this page titled "Reading call numbers" for more about how to decode a call number and find a book in the library!

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