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Libraries FAQ 2.1 http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1107 Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com Libraries FAQ Section 5.0 Citation & Classification 5.1 How does the Dewey decimal Classification (DDC) work? 5.2 What are the ten major classifications of the DDC? 5.3 What are the twenty major classes of Library of Congress? 5.4 What are the major Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) classes? 5.5 What are the ten major classes of Universal Decimal Classification? 5.6 What other classification systems are there? 5.7 How do I cite information I find on the Internet? 5.1 How does the Dewey decimal Classification (DDC) work? There are ten main categories in DDC. These are divided into ten subcategories, which in turn are divided into further subcategories. The more specific the subject of the item is, the longer the number assigned to it is. Today the classifications are the responsibility of Forest Press. 5.2 What are the ten major classifications of the DDC? The Dewey Decimal System 000-099: General works (encyclopedias and similar works) 100-199: Philosophy and Psychology 200-299: Religion 300-399: Social Sciences 400-499: Languages (including dictionaries) 500-599: Natural science 600-699: Applied science 700-799: Arts 800-899: Literature 900-999: History, Geography and Biography For a further breakdown, go to the 3 summaries site on the WWW at: http://www.oclc.org/oclc/fp/about/ddc21sm1.htm . 5.3 What are the twenty major classes of Library of Congress? A: General works B: Philosophy and religion C: History - auxiliary sciences D: History and topography (except American) E-F: American history G: Geography, anthropology, folklore, recreation H: Social sciences J: Political science K: Law KE: Canadian Law KF: U.S. Law L: Education M: Music N: Fine arts P: Language and literature Q: Science R: Medicine S: Agriculture T: Technology U: Military science V: Naval science Z: Bibliography and library science See also, Matt Rosenberg's ( geography.guide@miningco.com ) Library of Congress Classification System page at the Mining Company: http://geography.miningco.com/library/congress/bllc.htm . 5.4 What are the classes of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) & Black's Dental Classification? MeSH QS: Human Anatomy QT: Physiology QU: Biochemistry QV: Pharmacology QW: Bacteriology & Immunology QX: Parasitology QY: Clinical Pathology QZ: Pathology W: Medical Profession WA: Public Health WB: Practice of Medicine WC: Infectious Diseases WD 100: Deficiency Diseases WD 200: Metabolic Diseases WD 300: Diseases of Allergy WD 400: Animal Poisoning WD 500: Plant Poisoning WD 600: Diseases Caused by Physical Agents WE: Musculoskeletal System WF: Respiratory System WG: Cardiovascular System WH: Hemic amp; Lymphatic Systems WI: Gastrointestinal System WJ: Urogenital System WK: Endocrine System WL: Nervous System WM: Psychiatry WN: Radiology WO: Surgery WP: Gynecology WQ: Obstetrics WR: Dermatology WS: Pediatrics WT: Geriatrics. Chronic Disease WU: Dentistry. Oral Surgery WV: Otorhinolaryngology WW: Opthalmology WX: Hospitals WY: Nursing WZ: History of Medicine Black's Dental Classification D Dentistry in general D01-09 Form numbers D1-17 Basic sciences D2-29 Operative dentistry D3-38 Prosthetic dentistry D4-47 Orthodontics D5-59 Dental health D6-69 Oral pathology D7-79 Oral surgery D8-89 Dental practice and management D9-95 Anesthesia 5.5 What are the ten major classes of Universal Decimal Classification? 0: Generalities. Science and Knowledge Organization. Information Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications. 1: Philosophy and psychology 2 : Religion and theology 3 : Social sciences; Statistics; Politics; Economics; Trade; Law; Governments; Military affairs; Welfare; Insurance; Education; Folklore 4 : [vacant] 5 : Mathematics and natural sciences 6 : Applied Sciences 7 : The Arts. Recreation. Entertainment. Sport 8 : Language. Linguistics. Literature 9 : Geography. Biography. History 5.6 What other classification (or subject heading) systems are there? In Canada, Canadian Subject Headings, see http://130.15.161.74/techserv/cat/Sect03/c03c35.html is often used. Sears is another classification system. Randall W. Scott at Michigan State University Libraries has developed a schedule (which he uses in conjunction with LCSH) for sequential art material (i.e. comic books and strips). This appeared in his _Comics Librarianship: A Handbook_(Jefferson: McFarland, 1990). For more information on it, e-mail him at scottr@pilot.msu.edu or check out his homepage at http://www.lib.msu.edu/comics/index.htm . Information on David Elazar's "A Classification System for Libraries of Judaica" can be found at his home page: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/6527/index.html 5.7 How do I cite information I find on the Internet? As yet, there is no agreed upon method of citing Internet sources, but most proposals are based on the MLA and APA styles of citation. Ann Robinson's "Citing Internet Sources" page, http://tigger.cc.uic.edu/~aerobin/citing.html , has links to several sites which discuss citation formats. For a critique of some of the proposed methods of Internet citation, and suggestions for a better model, see Andrew Harnack and Gene Kleppinger's "Beyond the MLA Handbook", http://falcon.eku.edu/honors/beyond-mla/ Some examples of Internet citation: In the MLA style Wilson, Anthony. Libraries FAQ. v. 1.5. Online. Available: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1107/index.html. Feb. 16, 1997. In the APA style Wilson, Anthony (1996). Libraries FAQ. (v. 1.5), [Online]. Available: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1107/index.html. [Feb.16, 1997]. For a detailed and authoritative discussion on Internet citation, consult: Li, Xia, and Nancy Crane. Electronic Style: A Guide to Citing Electronic Information. Westport: Meckler, 1993. http://www.uvm.edu/~ncrane/estyles/