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For Librarians

Learning SuDocs Call Numbers

This tutorial is designed to teach staff or student workers the SuDocs classification or call number system.  The first section, SuDocs Basics, gives a brief overview of the system and focuses on the three most important things to remember. The second section is an interactive quiz with multiple choice and true/false questions, where even wrong answers teach a lesson. In the third section, you can arrange call numbers in shelving order in four different call number sequences.

SuDocs Basics
SuDocs Call Number Quiz
Shelving Exercises

This interactive tutorial is sponsored by the Continuing Education Fund Working Group of the Education Committee of the American Library Association's Government Documents Round Table. Originally designed by Becky Fox, former staff member of the Michigan State University Libraries.