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Using Call Numbers

Using Call Numbers

This site offers good examples and exercises using LC (Library of Congress) Classification, Dewey Decimal, and SuDOC (Government Documents) systems. A quiz on the LC Classification is also included.


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Megan Graewingholt
Megan Graewingholt (Librarian)
1 year ago
A straightforward description of LC (Library of Congress) Classification, Dewey Decimal, and SuDOC (Government Documents) systems. Could be updated to be less of a wall of text or include more visual elements, but the quiz still works well.
Laurie Borchard
Laurie Borchard (Librarian)
9 years ago

The content is good, but the website is visually displeasing and looks really outdated. It's very text heavy and there are a lot of missed opportunities for using visuals to make the website more engaging.

Used in course? Yes
Ravil Veli
Ravil Veli (Staff)
16 years ago
Briefly reviewed--15 minutes A short introduction to LC and Sudocs classification systems with a glance at the DDC as well. Okay for complete novices to call number sequences--students newly exposed to collections classified according to LC or SuDocs. Not enough depth and breadth for anything other than the briefest of introductions to LC and SuDocs. Without more examples this is too scant a look at call numbers. More examples of call number order/sequencing for SuDocs particularly would have enhanced the work. By contrast sites such as : for Sudocs do a little bit more... or for DDC call numbers.

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Material is easy to use...simple text.Visually stark and plain, more graphics/color etc would have improved presentation.
Eric Acree
Eric Acree (Faculty)
22 years ago
This site will be very helpful to those who are new to libraries. It provides
clear instructions on how to read call numbers.