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Graphic Design

To support the Graphic Design in the CADC program

How to Read Call Numbers

Every book that you find in ALICE or OhioLINK will have a call number assigned to it. Call numbers are an alphanumerical system for organizing books for subject.

Call numbers are usually labeled on the spine of each book, towards the bottom. Thinner books will also about the call number label on the front cover, on the top left corner.

They can be read line for line:


Call Number Ranges (for the catalog)

GT 500 - 2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion. 
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC 950 - 996 Illustration
NC 997 - 1003 Commercial / Advertising Art
NC 1300 - 1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc. 
NC 1800-1850 Posters
NC 1860 - 1896 Greeting cards, poster cards, invitations, book jackets, etc. 
ND Painting
NE Printmaking
NK Decorative Arts, Design History (aesthetics of decorative / applied art)
NK 1160 - 1590 Decoration and ornament, Design (design era summaries)
NK 1700 - 2195 Interior decoration
NK 6700 - 6790 Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels
TR Photography
TS 195 - 198.8 Packaging
TS 1300 - 1865 Textile industries
T 1 - 999 Handcrafts, Arts and Crafts (technical information on making things)
Z 242.9 - 264.5 Printing: as a business, layout, paper and ink, machinery, typography, desktop publishing, presswork

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