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Dewey Decimal in the UIUC Bookstacks
-Anatomy of a
*Putting it Together
Anatomy of a Call Number
Ready to learn how to decipher those call numbers so you can find what you need on the shelves? Great! First, let's look at a typical call number: Q.855.1EC70i:Ecop.2. There are four main parts to call numbers for material in the Bookstacks: the size designation, Dewey decimal number, Cutter number, and work mark.
In the next four sections, we'll look at each of these elements more closely. And along the way, we'll put your learning to the test with some interactive quizzes.