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Using Call Numbers

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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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Material Type: Tutorial
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Date Added to MERLOT: March 09, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 18, 2015
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Submitter: Eric Acree


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Avatar for Laurie Borchard
3 years ago

Laurie Borchard (Librarian)

The content is good, but the website is visually displeasing and looks really outdated.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.

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Avatar for Ravil Veli
10 years ago

Ravil Veli (Director)

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.

Avatar for Eric Acree
15 years ago

Eric Acree (Faculty)

This site will be very helpful to those who are new to libraries. It provides
clear instructions on how to read call numbers.