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Children's Books: Finding Books

A guide to finding free books at the library and online.

Where's My Book?

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Most academic libraries organize their materials using the Library of Congress Classification SystemChildren's Literature typcially can be found in the PZ section, but there are exceptions. Here are the general classifications:

A General Works
B
Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C
Auxiliary Sciences of History
D
World History and History of Europe
E
History of the Americas
F
History of the Americas
G
Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
H
Social Sciences 

  • HF Accounting
  • HV Criminal Justice

J Political Science

K Law

  • KF Paralegal

L Education
M
Music
N
Fine Arts
P
Language and Literature
Q
Science

  • QA Computer Information Systems

R Medicine

  • RA Paramedic
  • RB Medical Coding
  • RC Radiologic 
  • RC Respiratory Therapy
  • RD Surgical Technology
  • RT Nursing

S Agriculture
T
Technology

  • TP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • TT Cosmetology
  • TX Culinary

U Military Science
V
Naval Science
Z
Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources

Source: Library of Congress

Library of Congress Classification System

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