Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 12

We use the Library of Congress classification system here at IUP. If you are going strictly by call number, Biology is generally in the QH section, followed by QK (Botany), QL (Zoology), QM (Human Anatomy), QP (Physiology) and QR (Microbiology). Education is generally in L. The Library of Congress call numbers from A thru L are found on the 2nd floor of Stapleton Library and M thru Z are found on the 3rd floor. However, these letters will only get to you the broad sections of the library for that topic. If you need to get to a specific topic, you need a much more complete call number. To find the call numbers, you need to use the PILOT online catalog. PILOT lists everything the library owns or has access to and list the location and call number. To find PILOT, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library)and click on "Online Catalog". This will open the PILOT system and you'll be able to search by Title, Author, Subject, etc. I would recommend also that you try the "Guided Search" option that lets you query the database by keyword.

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