Browsing the LC shelflist on the ILS Online Catalog
With the installation LC's ILS, PCC libraries and other users are
now able browse LC's "shelflist" online by searching indexes based
on LC classification numbers assigned to bibliographic records in
the LC Database. Below are instructions for accessing the LC Online
Catalog via the Web in order to browse LC's shelflist.
NACO libraries may use LC's online shelflist via the Web for
purposes of formulating a LC classification number request for
inclusion in an 053 of a name authority record. BIBCO libraries
may browse the online shelflist to assist in assigning an LC
Classification number to bibliographic records they create or update.
Below are instructions for searching:
After accessing the LC Online Catalog at: <http://catalog.loc.gov>
Click on the COMMAND search key
Type in the index code 05XX and then the classification number to be
searched followed by a question mark (truncation mark):
EXAMPLE: 05XX PQ8180?
For a more specific search put the classification number to be
searched in quotes:
EXAMPLE: 05XX "PQ8180.13?"
In order to search for works entered under uniform titles use the index
code 05UT preceding the class number. It will provide a display which
includes the uniform title.
EXAMPLE: 05UT PQ6329?
Dewey numbers (082s on bib records) may also be searched in this
manner by using the 0820 index code
EXAMPLE: 0820 "700/.9/04?"
The guidance for searching for LC classificaton numbers will be
added to the information in the 053 announcement
<http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/litauthno.html> which is posted on the
NACO home page