Social Welfare Library
UC Berkeley
227 Haviland Hall #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-642-4432
photograph: bookshelves in Social Welfare Library reading room

Call numbers in the Social Welfare Library

Call numbers in the library's collection are based on the Library of Congress system. See the library's guide on call numbers to understand how to read LC call numbers. Call numbers in our library run from A to Z but are concentrated in certain areas.  Here's a rough guide to some of most common call numbers in our collection. For a complete guide, consult the Library of Congress classification outline.

Remember that browsing shelves can be a rewarding research technique. One purpose of call numbers is to group related material together on the shelves. If you find one book you're interested in, be sure to browse the surrounding shelves for similar books. Or use the table below to go directly to the call number area.

BF
  PSYCHOLOGY
173-175    Psychoanalysis
511-593    Affection, feeling, emotion.  Includes bereavement, 
   stress, anger, grief
636-637    Applied psychology, counseling, behavior modification
712-724    Developmental psychology, including child, adolescent, 
   adult development; life cycle
789    Death and dying
E - F
HISTORY. UNITED STATES. Includes history & status of Native Americans, African-Americans, Latinos; race relations
H
SOCIAL SCIENCES (GENERAL)
HA
STATISTICS
HM
SOCIOLOGY (GENERAL)
HN
SOCIAL HISTORY & CONDITIONS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, SOCIAL REFORM
HQ
FAMILY, MARRIAGE
12-64    Sexuality
72-74    Incest
535-734    Families and family dynamics
755-759    Parents and parenting
767-799    Children, child development; adolescents, adulthood
809    Family violence
811-960    Divorce
1060-1064    Aging and the aged
HV
SOCIAL WORK 
11    Social work schools, education, research methods
40-45    General work, group work, case work
91-95    US social welfare history, policy
640-645    Refugee problems
687    Social work in health care
689-699    Social work with families
700-713    Child abuse
741    Child welfare, general
875-883    Adoption, foster care
1442-1448    Women and social work
1449    Gays & lesbians
1450-1493    Social work and the elderly
1551-3024    Disability and social work
3176    Multicultural issues, cultural competence
4045    Poverty
4505    Homelessness and homeless persons
4998-5825    Drug abuse, alcoholism, substance abuse
6545    Suicide
6558-6626    Rape, violence against women, domestic violence
9000    Criminology, gangs, juvenile delinquency, prisons
KF
LAW, including legal issues in social work
R
MEDICINE, including ethics, psychology, terminal care
RA
PUBLIC HEALTH, including community mental health, home health care services
RC
PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS
451    Mental health of specific populations, inc. elderly,
   racial & ethnic minorities
454    Abnormal psychology
480    Psychotherapy
488.5    Marital therapy, family therapy
489    Behavioral therapy
512-552    Psychoses & neuroses
554-569.5    Personality disorders & behavior problems, inc.
   sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse
RJ
499-507 CHILD PSYCHIATRY, including mental disorders of children and adolescents

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