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Research Process: A Step-by-Step Guide: 2a. Books & E-Books


The Georgia Tech Library Catalog has records for books, e-books, journals, videos, maps, government documents, and other materials for which it provides access.  It does not, however, list the articles published in journals.  Those articles are indexed in the many databases the Library has available for your use.

E-Book Collections

All the e-books are included in the Library Catalog.  The collections listed below let you search through specific collections of ebooks.

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Library of Congress Call Number Classification

The print materials in the Georgia Tech Library are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System so that materials on similar subjects are shelved together. Each item is given a subject heading that corresponds to a call number which identifies the location of the item on a shelf. 

Items are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom, according to call numbers. Call numbers are read in this format: