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MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-3131
1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
1-800-423-6665
(SD Only)
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Cataloging

Overview

Cataloging Basics Web Link to Utah State Library
Compiled by the Utah State Library, an overview of cataloging and classification for the uninitiated. Includes links to documentation for basic rules and practices and other cataloger's tools.


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Catalogs

Library Catalog (SDLN)

Library Catalog

Describes, indexes, & locates items owned by the SD State Library, as well as 70+ other SD libraries, including every academic library in SD.
Access: unlimited
Category: books and literature, professional and scholarly, South Dakota

WorldCat

WorldCat

A worldwide catalog of 56 million items found in 9,000+ libraries, including State Library & 25+ SD libraries. Additional indexes to books, articles, dissertations, and archive material are also available. Web Link
Access From (with username/library card barcode and password): home, library and school campus, state government
Category: books and literature, education and libraries, encyclopedias, general, professional and scholarly


Regional Catalogs

Minnesota Online Web Link to Minnesota Online
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Libraries (PALS)

MNCAT Web Link to MNCAT
University of Minnesota Libraries catalog

MnLINK Gateway Web Link to MnLINK Gateway
statewide virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota's rich library resources.

ODIN: Online Dakota Informatin Network Web Link to ODIN
North Dakota statewide library catalog (PALS)

NDSU Libraries Web Link to NDSU Catalog
North Dakota State University Libraries Catalog

Traverse des Sioux Library System (TdS) Web Link to TdS
service agency that serves all public libraries in the following Minnesota counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan.


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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress Web Link to LOC is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress.

  • Classification and Shelflisting Web Link to LOC
    The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a classification system that was first developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress.
  • Cutter Table Web Link to LOC
    Guidelines for using the LC Online Shelflist and formulating a literary author number. Another list of LC Cutter Tables Web Link has been compiled by Memorial University Libraries of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
  • MARC Standards Web Link to LOC
    The MARC formats are standards for the representation and communication of bibliographic and related information in machine-readable form.
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog Web Link to LOC
    A good resource for finding MARC tag information and call numbers.

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OCLC Resources

A worldwide library cooperative, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Web Link to OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs.

The Bibliographic Formats and Standards Web Link to OCLC is a guide to machine-readable cataloging records in WorldCat (the OCLC® Online Union Catalog). It provides tagging conventions, input standards and guidelines for entering information into WorldCat.


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WebDewey

Experience the power of the Dewey Decimal Classification system on the Web! Provided by the South Dakota State Library to school and public libraries, WebDewey gives you access to an enhanced version of the DDC database.

WebDewey includes:

  • all content from DDC 23, including quarterly updates (new developments, new built numbers, and additional electronic index terms)
  • updated PPT mappings to Edition 23 numbers in the areas of computer science and law
  • thousands of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) that have been statistically mapped to Dewey numbers from records in WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog) and intellectually mapped by DDC editors
  • thousands of Relative Index terms and built numbers not available in print
  • links from mapped LCSH to the LCSH authority records
  • selected mappings from Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Learn more about WebDewey through the WebDewey tutorial Web Link to OCLC WebDewey.

To register to use WebDewey call 1-800-423-6665 (SD ONLY) or contact:

Carol Hageman EMAIL
Cataloging Librarian
605-773-5074
605-773-3131

More Information on the Dewey Decimal System is available:


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 An alternative way to access the Library Catalog is by logging into your ECardPlus. If you don't have a card, that's OK — just click "Guest" and you can search any SDLN Library's catalog.


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