Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Lesson in classification

Academic liberry adventures-

Clueless Student: I'm looking for the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and I've been through all the C's and couldn't find it.
Me: Books aren't shelved alphabetically; they're arranged under the Library of Congress Classification System. So chemistry is in the QD section and you're going to look for a book with "QD 65 H3 2003" on the spine.
CS: Gee, that's lame!

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