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A guide to resources for Politics & International Studies


Political Studies Collections

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Faculty Librarian: Humanities & Education

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Ayanda Qomfo
Rhodes Main Library
Level 3 Humanities & Education
Tel: +27 46 603 7340


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Where in the library are the political studies books

Rhodes  Library uses a system known as Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) to arrange its books on the shelves. As a result, all books that cover the same subject will be shelved together under the assigned number. Political Studies books are found basically between the numbers 320 - 329. 

They are housed in the Humanities and Education level 3  of the Main Library. The prescribed books are kept in Short Loans Department on level 1 of the Main Library.

Basic shelf numbers for Political Studies books:

  • 321 Systems of governments and states
  • 322 Relation of the state to organized groups and their members
  • 323 Civil and political rights
  • 324 The political process
  • 325 International migration and coloniztion
  • 326 Slavery and emancipation
  • 327 International relations
  • 328 The legislative process


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