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Curriculum Classification

The curriculum classification system is different from the system used in the E. Y. Berry Library main and reference collections, which are both the Library of Congress classification system. The curriculum classification system arranges teaching materials, learning aids, and school textbooks by subject, publisher, and grade level. The broad classification scheme, from A - Y, is listed below. The call numbers, usually found on the spine of the materials, also include the publisher´s intended grade level; this addition makes shelf browsing for materials faster and easier.

For questions about the Curriculum Classification system, please contact Sara Freng at 605-642-6358 or Room 108 on the main floor of the library.

Two example call numbers, and an explanation on how to interpret them, are provided below:

Kenneth Miller´s recent senior high school biology textbook from Prentice Hall Publishers, with the following call number: J.2 PrH 9-12 2006

J.2 (“J” designates “Science”, “2” indicates “Biological Sciences”)

PrH (Abbreviation for Prentice Hall)

9-12 (Intended for grades 9 thru 12)

2006 (copyright date of the work)

Philip Heit´s recent elementary school health textbook from Macmillan Publishers, with the following call number: R.1 McM 2 2005

R.1 (“R” designates “Health, Physical Education, Safety”, “1” indicates “Health/Hygiene”)

McM (Abbreviation for Macmillan)

2 (Intended for the second grade)

2005 (copyright date of the work)

The Curriculum Classification is as follows:

A - GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS

D - MATERIALS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

E - NATIVE LANUAGE AND LITERATURE

F - FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

G - GUIDANCE SERVICES

H - SOCIAL STUDIES

I - HOLIDAYS AND SEASONS

J - SCIENCE

K - MATHEMATICS

L - COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS

M - MUSIC

N - ART

O - FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES

P - RELIGION

R - HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SAFETY

T - INDUSTRIAL ARTS & VOCATIONAL EDUCATION