Holdings

Dewey Decimal classification 

The library holdings are classified by the DDC system. This means that books are given a class number and the first three letters of the authors name (surname for foreign authors, first name for Icelandic authors) or title, so that Armstrongs handbook on Human resourches management is placed on the shelf with the number 658.3 Arm. These holdings you will see when you search for printed books in the library catalog but you are also welcome to browse the shelves.

The DDC consists of 10 main classes

  • 000 - General works, computer science and information sciences
  • 100 - Philosophy and Psychology
  • 200 - Religion
  • 300 - Social Sciences
  • 400 - Languages
  • 500 - Pure science
  • 600 - Technology
  • 700 - Arts and recreation
  • 800 - Literature
  • 900 - History and Geography

Social Sciences at BU library

Social science has classification numbers ranging from 300 to 399. 

  • 300.72 Research methods in Social Sciences
  • 301 Sociology and anthropology
  • 302 Social interaction
  • 302.35 Organizational behavior
  • 303 Social processes
  • 303.34 Leadership
  • 303.4 Social change
  • 304 Factors affecting social behavior
  • 305 Social groups
  • 306 Culture and institutions
  • 306.85 Family
  • 307 Communities
  • 310 Collections of general statistics

Political science  at BU library

  • 320 Political science
  • 320.1 The state
  • 320.5 Political ideologies
  • 320.94 European politics
  • 321 Systems of governments and states  
  • 323 Civil and political rights
  • 324 The political process
  • 324.2 Political parties
  • 324.63 Electoral systems
  • 327 International relations

Economics books at BU library

Economics are classed within the social science class. It has the class number of 330 and ranges up to 339.

  • 330  Economics
  • 334  Cooperatives
  • 335  Socialism and related systems
  • 336  Public finance
  • 337  International economics
  • 338  Production
  • 338.4791 Tourism as industry
  • 339  Macroeconomics and related topics

Law books at BU library

most of our law books are in Icelandic, except for the ones concerning The European Union and International law

  • 340 Law
  • 340.1 Philosophy and theory of law
  • 341 Law of nations
  • 341.2422 European Union law
  • 342 Constitutional and administrative law
  • 343 Tax law
  • 344 Labor law
  • 345 Criminal law
  • 346 Private law
  • 347 Procedure and courts
  • 348 Laws, regulations, cases
  • 349 Laws of specific jurisdictions, areas, regions etc.

Finance and Management books at BU library

  • 657 Finance and accounting
  • 658 General management
  • 658.1 Organization and financial management
  • 658.15 Financial management
  • 658.3 Personnell management / Human resource management
  • 658.4 Executive management
  • 658.4012 Planning and policy making
  • 658.403 Decision making and information management
  • 658.4052 Negotiaion
  • 658.406 Managing change
  • 658.5 Management of production
  • 658.8 Management of marketing
  • 658.83 Market research
  • 659 Advertising and public relations

The library uses colored dots for books that are not available for loan outside the library 

A green dot means that it is a reference book and can not be loaned.

A red dot means that it is a course reading book and restriced for shorter loans.

 

Updated july 2018

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