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The UIUC Library is organized primarily by the Dewey Decimal System. Thus books on a particular subject are found in the same call number range and shelved together.
900 Geography and History
970 General history of North America, Central America, Mexico
980 General history of South America
981 General history of South America; Brazil
982 General history of South America; Argentina
983 General history of South America; Chile
984 General history of South America; Bolivia
985 General history of South America; Peru
986 General history of South America; Colombia & Ecuador
987 General history of South America; Venezuela
988 General history of South America; Guiana
989 General history of South America; Paraguay & Uruguay
The School (S)-Collection in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign consists of 152,000 cataloged volumes of children's and young adult literature. In 1993, the S-Collection acquired an additional uncataloged collection of 58,000 children's books from the Center for Research Libraries, which were added to the collection. With this addition, it became one of the most comprehensive collections of children's literature in the nation, second only to the Library of Congress. A number of the books are in Spanish and some touch on Latin American and Caribbean topics.