|Call Numbers =
|A call number is a lot like an address. To find it on the shelves, you have to know where to go. In the University of Maine System, not only do you need to find it on the shelves, you also have to figure out which library the item is in, and then where in the library the item is located. When a journalist tracks down a lead, she may first find out what state the lead is in, then narrow that down to which city or town, then the street, and finally the house address. You are narrowing your search in a similar way. The house address is like the call number. The address/call number tells you the exact spot the house/book is on the street/shelf.