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Cataloging: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

Module 2—Using the Online NLM Classification

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  • Relationship to MeSH—May or may not be MeSH terms

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  • Punctuation—A period (".") is used to separate related but different concepts within the same caption.

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Class Notes

  • Associated with individual class numbers

    Types of class notes:

    • E.g.—Gives examples of terms classed at a particular number

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    • Cutter—Gives instructions for assigning cutter information for names

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    • Explanatory—Defines what is classed at a particular number or elsewhere

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  • Serials

    NLM generally classes serials in W1 or W2 or in specifically marked classification numbers with the annotation (Used for both monographs and serials) (Cf. Module 9—Serials)

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Hyperlinks in the Schedules

  • Between and among numbers within the text of the schedules
  • To the geographic Table G from designated class numbers

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