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Media shelved by subject (levels 5 and 6)

Media shelved by subject, 2004 and later

Specialist literature published in or after 2004 is shelved in the Central Library on levels 5 and 6. The shelves are open-access and the works are organized according to the RVK classification system (Regensburger Verbundklassifikation). Subject areas A to QO are on level 6, and areas QP to Z on level 5. You can also use this classification to search in the WU catalog.

How does shelving by subject work?

Let’s say you found this book in the WU catalog:

Click on the Available tab to find out where in the library the title is shelved. Note down the shelf mark.

QP 600 A735 (13)

The title is shelved with other works on the same subject:

QP The work is shelved under the main subject Q economic sciences, and further classified under the subgroup P general business administration.
600 The title is classified under basic business elements (410-890), more specifically sales (600-690), within sales under general information (600).
A735 Individual call number
(13) Edition

You will find the title shelved accordingly (with other works on this subject).

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Which books cannot be borrowed? How do I recognize reference works?

Reference works are indicated by the red mark on the shelf mark label. In the catalog, the title’s status is listed as Reading Room use only. These books can only be used in the library and cannot be borrowed. Individual pages can be scanned, however.

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