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Browsing for Books

Looking for print books and prefer to browse the shelves? CSCC Library uses the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize our books. The LCC system uses multiple layers of subject categories, as well as author information, and codes the information with letters and numbers. For more information, take a look at the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

  • French language: Most books about French language are in the PC2001-3761 section. One example is ebook (The Oxford Business French Dictionary: French-English, English-French by M. Chalmers & M. Pierquin)
  • French literature: Most books about French literature are in the PQ1-3999 section. One example is PQ651 .S48 2004 (Masterpieces of French Literature by M. S. Severson)
  • German language: Most books about German language are in the PF3001-5999 section. One example is PF3640 .O943 2001 (The Oxford German Dictionary and Grammar edited by R. Morris & R. Sawers)
  • German literature: Most books about German literature are in the PT1-4897 section. One example is PT405 .C686 2005 (A Companion to the literature of German Expressionism by N. H. Donahue)
  • Spanish language: Most books about Spanish language are in the PC4001-4977 section. One example is PC4640 .B37 2001 (Beginner's Spanish Dictionary by HarperCollins)
  • Spanish literature: Most books about Spanish literature are in the PQ6001-8929 section. One example is PQ6353 .C33 2012 (Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics by A. J. Cascardi)


Here's a link to the complete list of Columba State Library's databases:

Some options for broad, multidisciplinary databases are:

Some options for foreign language databases are:

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