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What is Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts is "home," to a variety of academic subjects. At Lincoln University the liberal arts include Journalism, Music and Social Work, among other topics. 

 

Library of Congress Classification

Page Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize books by specific subjects.  The LC system uses an alphanumeric system that looks like this: "A 253 .B52 1997". To find books related to your topic, first search Arthur, the Page Library catalog. By doing a Subject or Keyword search you will find a variety of titles that relate to your topic, but a Keyword search may not give you sources directly related to your chosen search terms. If you know the title of the source you are looking for, you could opt for the "Exact Title" search to save yourself some time.

Many sources related to Liberal Arts will be located downstairs (in the general collection) in these sections:  "M", "PN", and "HV" sections, though titles may be found in almost any section.  Also, many Liberal Arts related titles will be government documents. These can be found both upstairs and on the main floor. These are organized using SuDoc which looks like this: "A 93.73/2:94"

For more information about finding books, journal articles, etc. please click around this LibGuide!

 

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Click on the blue tabs above to  find information on how to find articles and books about different topics.  There is also a citation tab to assist with creating citations.  Remember, if you need any assistance, please let us know.  We are all here to aid the learning process!

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Professional Organizations

Listed below are some professional organizations within the field of Liberal Arts.  Important information, current trends, and news can be found at each of the organization's websites.

  • Society of Professional Journalists
    The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.
  • Online News Association
    The Online News Association is a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. Welcome to journalists.org — take a look at what we do.
  • American Society of Journalist and Authors
    ASJA is the professional association of independent nonfiction writers. Since 1948 we've been giving freelance writers the confidence and connections to prosper.
  • American Musicological Society
    The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 3,600 individuals and 1,100 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in the Society.
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 450,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.
  • American Sociological Association
    As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.
  • International Sociological Association
    A non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences.

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