Internet Public Library The first public library of the internet! Good free online resources. Website: www.ipl.org
Library of Congress The premier library site on the web with vast ready-reference resources, and full-length bibliographic records of most books published in the US. Website: www.loc.gov
Libweb - Library Servers via WWW Listed alphabetically by type of library and geography. (Thomas Dowling, Webjunction) Website: www.webjunction.org
Local Libraries: Websites of neighboring public library systems and local government, special and academic libraries.
Dewey Decimal Classification [DDC22] Summary Overview summary, down to the thousands level [Summary 3], of the Dewey Decimal system, which is used in many public & school libraries. (Forest Press, OCLC.) Website: www.oclc.org
Dewey Decimal System - The Thousands Section A single page of the Dewey Decimal Classification down to the 3 -digit "thousands" level. (McAllen Public Library, TX) Website: www.mcallen.lib.tx.us
Library of Congress Classification System Online A fairly detailed overview of the LC classification system, including main classes and subclasses and number ranges. LC classification system is used in many academic libraries. (Library of Congress Cataloging Policy and Support Office.) Website: www.loc.gov
UIUC's Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries - (down to the 3rd Level '##x') A nice listing of Dewey number categories down to the 3rd level (thousands) - i.e. "005" or "636", arranged by your choice of either alphabetically by subject or by Dewey Number. (Circulation Desk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Website: www.library.uiuc.edu
[Note: This UI-UC website describes how Call Numbers might be assigned, including a special alph-numeric method of indicating author, called 'Cutter number'. Pierce County Library does not use Cutter numbers, but uses instead a straight truncation of author's last name. ]
LibraryThing - Catalog your own books online. LT offers the ability to easily produce and store bibilographic records online for your personal library, with space for personal reviews and custom tags. Explore more book ideas in others' catalogs (those marked public rather than private) - over 5 million books are cataloged by members. Website: www.librarything.com
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