The Fontbonne library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its collection. The classification system separates all material into 21 classes, each with its own alphabet letter. These classes are divided into smaller classes, or subclasses, identified by additional letters and numbers.
You can search Fontbonne's library catalog by call number HERE.
If you don't know where to start, you might find it helpful to look at the books we have in the stacks. These are the Library of Congress sections paired with their corresponding subjects, to help you browse for books:
BF 1-990: Psychology, including:
BF 173-175.5: Psychoanalysis
BF 176-176.5: Psychological tests and testing
BF 180-198.7: Experimental Psychology
BF 309-499: Consciousness and Cognition
BF 636-637: Applied Psychology
BF 692-692.5: Psychology of sex and sexual behavior
BF 698-698.9: Personality
BF 699-711: Genetic Psychology
HM 1001-1281: Social Psychology
LB 1050.9-1092: Educational Psychology
RC 436-571: Psychiatry
RC 554-569.5: Personality Disorders
Catalog Searching Tips
1) Searching the catalog by subject can turn up more targeted results for your research. To do this, change the drop-down menu from "Keyword" to "Subject (Library of Congress)".The following are official psychology Subject Terms that are associated with books in our catalog:
|Attitude (Psychology)||Behaviorism (Psychology)||Choice (Psychology)|
|Cognitive psychology||Developmental psychology||Human behavior|
|Psychology, Pathological||Social psychology|
2) Once you have your list of results from the catalog, you can sort them by year so the most recent works will be shown first. Select the drop down menu that defaults to "System Sorted" and select "Reverse Year", then click sort.
3) The catalog default search results will include books, online video access, VHS/DVDs, and ebooks. If you want to search for a specific kind of resource (for example, only books), you can do an Advanced Search, which is linked in the "Search Options" box on the right-hand side of the screen. This search also allows you to pick a date range for your materials and search by multiple criteria. (If you need help citing these resources, check out our APA Citation Guide.)
4) If we do not have what you're looking for at the Taylor Library, you can search MOBIUS and request books from other libraries in our consortium.