Fundamentals of the NLM Classification

NLM announces a classification course

The Cataloging Section of the National Library of Medicine® is pleased to announce the availability of a new e-learning course called Fundamentals of the NLM Classification.  It is available as a link from the Cataloging Section homepage, as well as the Distance Education page.  The course is a free set of modules and interactive exercises that students may take at their own pace without an instructor.  This course covers the principles and applications of the NLM Classification in the cataloging environment.  The course is divided into nine modules:

Overview of the NLM Classification
Using the Online NLM Classification
Components of NLM Call Numbers
General Principles
Table G (Geographic Notations)
Form Numbers
Bibliographies and Related Materials
Classification of 19th Century Works and Early Printed Books
Continuing Resources


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