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World Languages and Cultures

An overview of World Languages and Culture resources available at SSU Library

Books on English

Salem State University Library uses Library of Congress call numbers. 

Here are some useful call number ranges:

D:World History

  • DC: French history
  • DG: Italian history
  • DP: Spanish history
  • DS 35.3-248: Middle Eastern history
  • DS701-799.9 Chinese history

F: History of the Americas

  • F 1050-1055: Quebec History
  • F 1201-3799: Latin American history
  • F 1900-1944: Haitian history

L: Education

  • LB 1555-1602: Elementary or public school education 
  • LB 1603-1696.6: Secondary education. High schools 

P: Language and Literature

  • PC: 1001-1977 Italian 
  • PC: 2001-3761 French
  • PC: 4001-4977 Spanish 
  • PL: 1001-3208 Chinese 
  • PJ: 6001-8517 Arabic

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Tips for Searching the Library Catalog

Search for Harry Potter as TITLE = All books with Harry Potter in the title.  Examples: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts.

Search for Harry Potter as SUBJECT = All the books about Harry Potter.  Examples: Heroism in the Harry Potter Series, Harry Potter and International Relations

Search for J.K. Rowling as AUTHOR = All the books Rowling wrote.