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REL 299: Research Methods: Browse in the Library

Background Information - Reference

In the Library: Browsing Books in Your Subject Area

Library of Congress call numbers group books by subject, but there is no single call number range for all religious studies materials. The following letters represent major religious studies categories:

BL:  Religions. Mythology. Rationalism

BM: Judaism

BP:  Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.

BQ:  Buddhism

BR:  Christianity

BS:  The Bible

BT:  Doctrinal Theology

BV:  Practical Theology

BX:  Christian Denominations