Libraries use classification systems to organize the books on the shelves. A classification system uses letters and/or numbers (call numbers) to arrange the books so that books on the same topic are together. Books at UBC Library are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification System.
Romance Languages are shelved in the subclass PC. Here are the call number ranges:
Spanish and Portuguese Literature is shelved in the subclass PQ:
PQ6001-8929 Spanish literature
PQ6001-6168 History and criticism
PQ6058-6060 Early to 1500
PQ7081-8560 Spanish America
Subject headings are standardized words or phrases used to find library information by subject. UBC Library uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). LCSHs are given to every item within a library's collection with the aim of facilitating access to items in the catalogue that pertain to similar subject matter.
Some sample Subject Headings for Spanish Language and Literature:
By country and period:
By individual author's name:
By individual literary work: