Ever wonder how books are shelved?
In this library, we use the Library of Congress Classification System to organize books on the shelves.
The LC System organizes material in libraries according to 21 subjects called classes. The system uses letters to represent the 21 broad branches of knowledge. The letters I, O, W, X AND Y are not used.
Once you have chosen a topic, reference books are an excellent resource for background information. FLC Library provides access to a variety of encyclopedias in print and online. These books are an excellent starting point for your research project.
You can also access on our our largest collection of reference books online through Gale eBooks.
The most commonly used reference books on dance are featured below:
After getting general information on your topic, you will search for more in depth information.
Search the in OneSearch with your keyword(s) to find books and ebooks. You can narrow your results to show books only at the Folsom Lake College Library, or you can request to have books from other Los Rios Libraries sent to FLC for you.
To search every page of our 12,000+ ebooks, go to eBook Collection and enter your search terms. Choose the ebooks you wish to read from your results list. You can even email or print sections of a book and also search within the individual book.
Here are just a few examples of the great books in our collection: