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Cataloging: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

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Review Questions for Module 1—Overview of NLM Classification: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: The NLM Classification is currently available in the following formats:
Answer choices: a. Print, Online; b. Online, PDF; c. PDF, Print.
Correct answer is Online, PDF.

Question 2: What are the reasons I might not find a term in the Classification Index?
Answer choices: a. It is not used by catalogers; b. It is not a MeSH term; c. It is a chemical term; d. There is no literary warrant for adding this concept; e. All of the above.
Correct answer is All of the above.

Question 3: Which Library of Congress Classification (LCC) schedules may NOT be used to supplement the NLM Classification?
Answer choices: K – Law; G – Geography. Anthropology; Recreation; QR – Microbiology; QK – Botany.
Correct answer is QR – Microbiology.

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Review Questions for Module 2—Using the Online NLM Classification: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: How can I search for a class number in the Index?
Answer choices: a. Use class number search box; b. Use term/class search box with Schedule button checked; c. Use term/class search box with Index button checked; d. None of the above.
Correct answer is Use term/class search box with Index button checked.

Question 2: What is the best way to search for the word leg in the index?
Answer choices: a. Leg; b. "Leg" in quotes; c. Leg? with a question mark; d. Leg* with an asterisk.
Correct answer is "Leg" in quotes.

Question 3: Which of the following is not hyperlinked in the NLM Classification Index?
Answer choices: a. Library of Congress Classification numbers; b. See Also references; c. See references; d. NLM Classification numbers.
Correct answer is Library of Congress Classification numbers.

Question 4: Main terms in the NLM Classification index are always MeSH descriptors?
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is True.

Question 5: How can I find all the index terms that point to a particular class number?
Answer choices: a. Search the class number in the Index enclosed in quotation marks; b. Search the class number in the Schedules enclosed in quotation marks.
Correct answer is Search the class number in the Index enclosed in quotation marks.

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Review Questions for Module 3—Components of NLM Call Numbers: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: All materials at NLM have a full NLM call number.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is False.

Question 2: What would be the correct media code for the item described below shelved in the NLM Reference Collection:
245 04 $a The 12-lead ECG $h [electronic resource]
300 __ $a 1 CD-ROM : $b sd., col. ; $c 4¾ in.
Answer choices: a. CA; b. CDR; c. CD-ROM; d. None of the above.
Correct answer is CDR

Question 3: Libraries that use the NLM Classification should record their call numbers in the 060 field.
Answer choices: a. Always; b. Sometimes; c. Never.
Correct answer is Sometimes.

Question 4: What would be the correct year to assign to the following work:
111 2_ $a World Asthma and COPD Forum $d (2008 : Dubayy, United Arab Emirates)
245 10 $a Advances in research & management of asthma and COPD
260 __ $a Bologna : $b Medimond International Proceedings, $c 2009.
Answer choices: a. 2009; b. 2008; c. No date.
Correct answer is 2009.

Question 5: The 060 1st indicator is used by NLM to indicate whether or not an item is shelved at that location.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is True.

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Review Questions for Module 4—General Principles: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Use the NLM Classification to determine the appropriate class number for the following sets of subject headings and publication types.

Question 1: 650 12 $a Anxiety Disorders 650 22 $a Child
Answer choices: a. WS 350.6; b. WM 172; c. WS 463
Correct answer is WM 172

Question 2: 650 12 $a Pancreatic Neoplasms $x surgery.
Answer choices: a. WI 810; b. WI 830; c. QZ 268; d. WO 500
Correct answer is WI 810

Question 3: 650 12 $a Pharmacy $x ethics.
Answer choices: a. QV 704; b. WB 60; QV 21
Correct answer is QV 21

Question 4: 650 12 $a Chronic Disease 655 _2 $a Nurses’ Instruction
Answer choices: a. WY 152; b. WT 500
Correct answer is WT 500

Question 5: 650 12 $a Rats $x anatomy & histology
Answer choices: a. QL 737.R666; b. QY 60.R6; c. QS 124
Correct answer is QL 737.R666

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Review Questions for Module 5—Table G (Geographic Notations): JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Use the NLM Classification to determine the appropriate response for some questions.

Question 1: Table G geographic cutters are recorded in the:
Answer choices: a. Class portion of the call number; b. Cutter portion of the call number.
Correct answer is Class portion of the call number.

Question 2: Place names in Table G always match MeSH.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is False.

Question 3: What Table G cutter would be used for a work on Men’s Health in England?
Answer choices: a. FE5; b. FA1; c. AN25; d. None of the above.
Correct answer is None of the above.

Question 4: What is the correct Table G number for a monograph on history of medicine in Ceylon?
Answer choices: a. JS8; b. JC4; c. None of the above
Correct answer is JS8

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Review Questions for Module 6—Form Numbers: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Use the NLM Classification to determine the appropriate class number for the following sets of subject headings and publication types.

Question 1: 650 12 Fluoxetine $x therapeutic use
650 22 Depression $x drug therapy
655 _2 Statistics
Answer choices: a. QV 77.5; b. QV 16; c. QV 126
Correct answer is QV 16

Question 2: 650 12 $a Quality of Health Care
655 _2 $a Handbooks
Answer choices: a. W 84.4; b. W 39; c. W 49
Correct answer is W 49

Question 3: 650 12 Geriatrics
651 _2 United States
655 _2 Directory
Answer choices: a. WT 22 AA1; b. WT 100
Correct answer is WT 22 AA1

Question 4: 650 12 Orthodontics
655 _2 Atlases
Answer choices: a. WU 17l; b. WU 417; c. WU 400
Correct answer is WU 417

Question 5: 650 12 $a Neoplasms $x epidemiology
655 _2 $a Statistics
Answer choices: a. QZ 16; b. QZ 220.1
Correct answer is QZ 220.1

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Review Questions for Module 7—Bibliographies and Related Materials : JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Use the NLM Classification to determine the appropriate class number for the following sets of subject headings and publication types.

Question 1: Which is the correct classification for a bibliography of veterinary surgery?
Answer choices: a. SF 911; b. WO 100; c. ZSF 911; d. ZWO 100
Correct answer is ZSF 911

Question 2: Biobibliographies are classed in the same manner as bibliographies.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is False.

Question 3: A catalog of the resources of a hospital library in Washington, D.C. is classed at:
Answer choices: a. WX 28 AD6; b. Z 675.H7; c. Z 6675.H75
Correct answer is Z 675.H7

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Review Questions for Module 8—Classification of 19th Century Works and Early Printed Books: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Use the 19th Century Schedule or the NLM Classification to answer the following questions.

Question 1: Materials published from 1801-1913 must use the 19th Century Schedule
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is False.

Question 2: The 19th Century Schedule is used for all of the following except:
Answer choices: a. Reprints of works published between 1801-1913; b. Translations of works originally published from 1801-1913, if the translation itself is published from 1801-1913; c. Bibliographies published between 1801-1913; d. None of the Above.
Correct answer is Bibliographies published between 1801-1913.

Question 3: What would be the correct classification number for the title "Functions of the Brain" published in London in 1876?
Answer choices: a. WL; b. WL 300; c. WL 11.1
Correct answer is WL

Question 4: What is the correct classification for a new edition of "Functions of the Brain" published in 2000, originally published in 1876?
Answer choices: Answer choices: a. WL; b. WL 300; c. WZ 290
Correct answer is WL 300

Question 5: What is the correct classification for "Diary of Samuel Pepys" published in 1970 reprinted from the original work written in the 17th century?
Answer choices: a. WZ 250; b. WZ 100; c. WZ 290
Correct answer is WZ 290

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Review Questions for Module 9—Continuing Resources: JavaScript interactive multiple choice questions.

Question 1: All serials at NLM are classified by topic:
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is False.

Question 2: Integrating resources at NLM are classified in the same way as monographs.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is True.

Question 3: Any number in the NLM Classification schedule can be used for a serial publication.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is False.

Question 4: The cutter assigned to a serial title by NLM will not always correspond to the main entry.
Answer choices: a. True; b. False.
Correct answer is True.

Question 5: The correct NLM call number for a US serial entitled: Public health services directory is:
Answer choices: a. 060 00 $a W1 AA1 $b PU976; b. 060 00 $a W1 $b PU976; c. 060 00 $a WA 22 AA1 $b P976
Correct answer is 060 00 $a WA 22 AA1 $b P976

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