Quick Start Tutorial
Welcome to Classification Web, the exciting new CDS product that enables anyone
access to the World Wide Web to browse and search the full text of the Library of Congress
Classification (LCC) schedules! This product is powered by a customized classification version
of Minaret®, a MARC-record-based database management program developed by the
Minaret Corporation. It is the same product that is used by Library of Congress cataloging staff
in their daily classification activities.
Classification Web (Class Web for short) offers the following features:
- Access to the most up-to-date version of the LCC database. This database is updated
the Library of Congress weekly - with Class Web you will never be using an outdated version of
a classification schedule.
- Browse screens and search screens. Page through a
classification schedule or search the schedules by captions, index terms, or even
keywords. Do simple searches or complex Boolean searches.
- Enhanced browser that includes a powerful calculator function. Use this feature to
combine table and schedule data and display fully calculated numbers together with their
- Hierarchy browser. Browse schedules at any level of the hierarchy from
the most general to the most specific.
- Notes function. Write and save your own notes and hot links at any
location in any of the classification schedules.
- Subject Correlations. Find correspondences between subject
headings and classification numbers or vice-versa, as reflected in bibliographic records.
- Subject Headings. Search the database of Library of Congress subject authority
This tutorial will give you a quick introduction to each of these features so that you can get
started exploring Class Web on your own. More detailed descriptions of most features are
available at any stage of your Class Web search by clicking Help. This will give you
access to an
context-sensitive help system.
Library of Congress
Library of Congress Help Desk
(December 16, 2004)
Maintained by the Cataloging Policy and Support