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Call Numbers (Library of Congress Classification): G

The Mountain View College Library organizes its books according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. This guide will describe what each range of the LC call numbers means,

Class G -- Geography. Anthropology. Recreation

G--Geography (General). Atlases. Maps

GA--Mathematical geography. Cartography

GB--Physical geography

GC--Oceanography

GE--Environmental Sciences

GF--Human ecology. Anthropogeography

GN--Anthropology

GR--Folklore

GT--Manners and customs (General)

GV--Recreation. Leisure

Subclasses

G1‑922--Geography (General)

G65‑69--Geographers

G70‑70.6--Philosophy.  Relation to other topics.  Methodology

G80‑99--History of geography

G100.5‑108.5--Toponymy

Including gazetteers, geographic names and terms

G140--Great cities of the world

G141--Historical geography

G142--Aerial geography

G149‑180--Travel.  Voyages and travels (General)

G154.9‑155.8--Travel and state.  Tourism

G200‑336--History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

G369‑503--Special voyages and travels

G521‑539--Adventures, shipwrecks, buried treasure, etc.

G540‑550--Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

G575‑890--Arctic and Antarctic regions

G905‑910--Tropics (General)

G912‑922--Northern and Southern Hemispheres

G1000‑3122--Atlases

G1000‑1000.5--Atlases of the moon, planets, etc.

G1001‑1046--World atlases.  Atlases of the Earth

G1050‑1052--Northern and Southern Hemispheres

G1053--Tropics.  Torrid Zone

G1054‑1055--Polar regions.  Frigid Zone

G1059‑1061--Maritime atlases (General)

G1100‑3102--By region or country

G1100‑1779--America.  Western Hemisphere

G1105‑1692--North America

G1110‑1114--Greenland

G1115‑(1193)--Canada

G1200‑1534.24--United States

G1535‑1537--Caribbean area

G1540‑1542--Latin America (General)

G1545‑1549--Mexico

G1550‑(1594)--Central America

G1600‑1692--West Indies

G1700‑1779--South America

G1780‑2799--Eastern Hemisphere.  Eurasia, Africa, etc.

G1791‑2196--Europe

G2110‑2196--Former Soviet republics.  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.).  Russia (Empire)

G2200‑2444.84--Asia

G2445‑2739--Africa

G2740‑2799--Australasia

G2800‑3064--Oceans (General)

G3100‑3102--Antarctica

G3122--Atlases of imaginary, literary, and mythological regions, etc., A‑Z

G3160‑3171--Globes

G3180‑9980--Maps

G3180‑3182--Universe.  Solar system

G3190‑3191--Celestial maps

G3195‑3197--Moon

G3200‑3202--World.  Earth

G3210‑3221--Northern and Southern Hemispheres

G3240‑3241--Tropics.  Torrid Zone

G3250‑3251--Temperate Zone

G3260‑3272--Polar regions.  Frigid Zone

G3290‑9880--By region or country

G3290‑5667--America.  Western Hemisphere

G3300‑5184--North America

G3380‑3384--Greenland

G3400‑(3612)--Canada

G3700‑4384--United States

G4390‑4392--Caribbean area

G4410‑4763--Mexico

G4800‑4874--Central America

G4900‑5184--West Indies

G5200‑5667--South America

G5670‑8904--Eastern Hemisphere.  Eurasia, Africa, etc.

G5700‑7342--Europe

G7000‑7342--Former Soviet republics.  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.).  Russia (Empire)

G7400‑8198.54--Asia

G8200‑8904--Africa

G8950‑9084--Australasia

G9095‑9794--Oceans (General)

G9800‑9804--Antarctica

G9900‑9980--Unlocalized maps

GA1‑1776--Mathematical geography.  Cartography

GA51‑87--Surveys (General)

GA101‑1776--Cartography

GA109--Aerial cartography

GA109.5--Cadastral mapping

GA109.8--Statistical mapping

GA110‑115--Projection

GA125‑155--Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.

GA192‑197.3--Collections of maps, globes, etc.  Map libraries

GA197.5‑198--Cartographers

GA260‑288--Globe making.  Globes

GA300‑325--World maps, general atlases, etc.

GA341‑1776--Maps.  By region or country

GB3‑5030--Physical geography

GB400‑649--Geomorphology.  Landforms.  Terrain

GB447--Climatic geomorphology

GB448--Slopes

GB450‑460--Coasts

GB461‑468.995--Reefs

GB471‑478.995--Islands

GB500‑555--Mountains.  Orography

GB561‑649--Other natural landforms: Floodplains, caves, deserts, dunes, etc.

GB651‑2998--Hydrology.  Water

GB980‑2998--Ground and surface waters

GB980‑992--Watersheds.  Runoff.  Drainage

GB1001‑1199.8--Groundwater.  Hydrogeology

GB1201‑1598--Rivers.  Stream measurements

GB1601‑2398--Lakes.  Limnology.  Ponds.  Lagoons

GB2401‑2598--Ice.  Glaciers.  Ice sheets.  Sea ice

GB2601‑2798--Snow.  Snow surveys

GB2801‑2998--Hydrometeorology

GB5000‑5030--Natural disasters

GC1‑1581--Oceanography

GC63--Oceanographic expeditions

GC65‑78--Underwater exploration

GC83‑87.6--Submarine topography

GC96‑97.8--Estuarine oceanography

GC100‑103--Seawater

GC109‑149--Chemical oceanography

GC150‑182--Physical oceanography

GC151‑155--Density

GC160‑177--Temperature

GC177.6‑182--Optical oceanography

GC190‑190.5--Ocean‑atmosphere interaction

GC200‑376--Dynamics of the ocean

GC205‑227--Waves

GC228.5‑228.6--Ocean circulation

GC229‑296.8--Currents

GC297‑299--Water masses and oceanic mixing

GC300‑376--Tides

GC377‑399--Marine sediments

GC401‑881--Oceanography.  By region

GC1000‑1023--Marine resources.  Applied oceanography

GC1080‑1581--Marine pollution.  Sea water pollution

GE1‑350--Environmental sciences

GE70‑90--Environmental education

GE170‑190--Environmental policy

GE195‑199--Environmentalism.  Green movement

GE300‑350--Environmental management

GF1‑900--Human ecology.  Anthropogeography

GF51--Environmental influences on humans

GF75--Human influences on the environment

GF101‑127--Settlements

GF125--Cities.  Urban geography

GF127--Rural settlements.  Rural geography

GF500‑900--By region or country

GN1‑890--Anthropology

GN49‑298--Physical anthropology.  Somatology

GN51‑59--Anthropometry

GN62.8‑265--Human variation

Including growth, physical form, skeleton, nervous system, skin, etc.

GN269‑279--Race (General)

GN280.7--Man as an animal.  Simian traits versus human traits

GN281‑289--Human evolution

GN282‑286.7--Fossil man.  Human paleontology

GN296‑296.5--Medical anthropology

GN301‑674--Ethnology.  Social and cultural anthropology

GN357‑367--Culture and cultural processes

Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.

GN378‑396--Collected ethnographies

GN397‑397.7--Applied anthropology

GN406‑517--Cultural traits, customs, and institutions

GN406‑442--Technology.  Material culture

Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

GN448‑450.8--Economic organization.  Economic anthropology

GN451‑477.7--Intellectual life

Including communication, recreation, philosophy, religion, knowledge, etc.

GN478‑491.7--Social organization

GN492‑495.2--Political organization.  Political anthropology

GN495.4‑498--Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.

GN502‑517--Psychological anthropology

GN537‑674--Ethnic groups and races

GN550‑674--By region or country

GN700‑890--Prehistoric archaeology

GR1‑950--Folklore

GR72‑79--Folk literature (General)

Including folktales, legends

GR81--Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)

GR99.6‑390--By region or country

GR420‑950--By subject

GR420‑426--Costume, jewelry

GR430‑488--Folklore relating to private life

Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.

GR500‑615--Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts, charms, etc.

GR620‑640--Cosmic phenomena, weather lore

GR650‑690--Geographical topics

GR700‑860--Animals, plants, and minerals

GR865‑874--Transportation, travel, commerce, etc.

GR880--Medicine.  Folk medicine

GR890‑915--Occupations

GR931‑935--Signs and symbols

GR940‑941--Mythical places

GT1‑7070--Manners and customs (General)

GT165‑476--Houses.  Dwellings

GT485--Churches and church going

GT495‑499--Human body and its parts.  Personal beauty

GT500‑2370--Costume.  Dress.  Fashion

GT2400‑3390.5--Customs relative to private life

Including children, marriage, eating and drinking, funeral customs, etc.

GT3400‑5090--Customs relative to public and social life

Including town life, court life, festivals, holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.

GT5220‑5286--Customs relative to transportation and travel

GT5320‑6737--Customs relative to special classes

GT5320‑5690--By birth, rank, etc.

GT5750‑6390--By occupation

GV1‑1860--Recreation.  Leisure

GV181.35‑181.6--Recreation leadership.  Administration of recreation services

GV182‑182.5--Recreational areas and facilities.  Recreation centers

GV191.2‑200.66--Outdoor life.  Outdoor recreation

GV191.68‑198.975--Camping

GV198.945‑198.975--Farm vacations, dude ranches, etc.

GV199‑199.62--Hiking.  Pedestrian tours

GV199.8‑200.35--Mountaineering

GV200.4‑200.56--Orienteering.  Wilderness survival

GV200.6‑200.66--Caving.  Spelunking

GV201‑555--Physical education and training

GV346‑351.5--School and college athletics.  Intramural and interscholastic athletics

GV401‑433--Physical education facilities.  Sports facilities

Including gymnasiums, athletic fields, playgrounds, etc.

GV435‑436.7--Physical measurements.  Physical tests, etc.

GV450‑451.4--Nudism.  Sunbathing

GV460‑555--Gymnastics.  Gymnastic exercises

Including calisthenics, heavy exercises, acrobatics, etc.

GV557‑1198.995--Sports

GV711--Coaching

GV712‑725--Athletic contests.  Sports events

GV733‑734.5--Professionalism in sports.  Professional sports (General)

GV735--Umpires.  Sports officiating

GV743‑749--Athletic and sporting goods, supplies, etc.

GV750‑770.27--Air sports: Airplane flying, kiteflying, bungee jumping, etc.

GV770.3‑840--Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba diving, etc.

GV840.7‑857--Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding, snowmobiling, etc.

GV861‑1017--Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.

GV1020‑1034--Automobile travel.  Motoring.  Automobile racing

GV1040‑1060.4--Cycling.  Bicycling.  Motorcycling

GV1060.5‑1098--Track and field athletics

GV1100‑1150.9--Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

GV1151‑1190--Shooting.  Archery

GV1195‑1198.995--Wrestling

GV1199‑1570--Games and amusements

GV1201.5--Hobbies (General)

GV1203‑1220.8--Children's games and amusements

GV1218.5‑1220.8--Toys

GV1221‑1469.63--Indoor games and amusements

GV1232‑1299--Card games: Poker, patience, whist, etc.

GV1301‑1311--Gambling.  Chance and banking games

GV1312‑1469--Board games.  Move games

Including chess, go, checkers, etc.

GV1469.15‑1469.62--Computer games.  Video games.  Fantasy games

GV1470‑1511--Parties.  Party games and stunts

GV1491‑1507--Puzzles

GV1541‑1561--Parlor magic and tricks

GV1564‑1565--Darts

GV1580‑1799.4--Dancing

GV1800‑1860--Circuses, spectacles, etc.

Including rodeos, waxworks, amusement parks, etc.

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