Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
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American Library Association
Website of the professional organization for libraries, library trustees and librarians in the United States.
lib-web-cats (library web sites and catalogs) is a directory of libraries worldwide. While the majority of the current listings are in North America, the numbers of libraries represented in other parts of the globe is growing.
This website is a United States public libraries directory. It provides an easy way to search for public libraries by city within each state. Information provided includes the library name and a link to the library website.
The Dewey Decimal Classification - A Brief Introduction
Did you ever wonder what the Dewey Decimal numbers on the spines of the non-fiction books in the library mean? The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is a general knowledge organization tool that is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge. The DDC is the most widely used classification system in the world. Libraries in more than 135 countries use the DDC to organize and provide access to their collections, and DDC numbers are featured in the national bibliographies of more than 60 countries. Visit this website to see how the DDC classification system is organized.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.