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Cataloging: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

Module 9—Continuing Resources

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Exceptions to W1 Classification

  • Other non-periodical serials may be classed by topic when the classification schedule specifically says the number may be used for both monographs and serials
  • This most commonly occurs for specific publication types, such as directories, handbooks, dictionaries, legislation, etc.
  • Example:

    Screen capture of exceptions to W 1 Classification.

Locating Serial Classification Numbers

  • To find all the classification numbers that may be used for serials, search the schedule for the word "serials" on the Classification home page

Screen capture of N L M Classification search screen with arrow pointing to serials as the search term.

Screen capture of the N L M Classification search results for serials.

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