Material Location

Q. I have a call number. Where do I find the item?

A.Collection Arrangement & Guide to LC Classification Scheme (LCCS). Library materials are classified and given special numbers. This is to ensure that titles under the same topics will be shelved together. The numbers labeled on the spine of the books or on the materials are called Call Numbers.


To browse effectively, you will need to be familiar with the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC). Below is a guide to subject groups and their main classes:


A   General Works
B   Philosophy & Religion
  BF Philosophy & Psychology
  BP Islam
CDEF   History
G   Geography, Recreation & Tourism
H   Social Sciences
  HB - HC Economics
  HD Social Management
  HE Transportation
  HJ Public Finance
J   Political Science
  JQ Public Administration
K   Law
  KPG Law of Malaysia
L   Education
M   Music
N   Arts
P   Language & Literature
Q   Science
  QA Mathematics
  QC Physics
  QD Chemistry
  QK Botany
  QL Zoologi
  QM Human Anatomy
  QP Physiology
  QR Microbiology
R   Medicine
S   Agriculture
  SB Plant Culture
  SD Forestry
  SF Animal Culture
  SH Aquaculture, Fisheries
T   Technology
  TA Engineering (General), Civil Engineering
  TJ Mechanical Engineering
  TK Electrical Engineering
  TX Home Economics
U, V   Military & Naval Sciences
VM   Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding
Z   Bibliography


Q. How do I find theses?

A. If you are trying to find theses written by UMT students, the best way to find materials on your topic is to search WebInfoline & Digital Collection link. The database allows keyword searching as well as browsing by author,title and subject. Show the call numbers that you get from WebInfoline to the staff at the circulation counter.