Due November 26, 2012
Using the Library of Congress Subject Headings (via the Web at http://classificationweb.net/),
assign subject headings for the following summaries of book subjects.
Make use of geographic subdivisions whenever possible. Geographic subdivisions must be
the authorized names of countries or, for places in the United States and Canada, the names of
states and provinces. For example:
[Subject] $z Poland.
[Subject] $z Great Britain.
[Subject] $z California.
[Subject] $z Ontario.
[Subject] $z United States. (for works that cover the entire country)
Subdivide countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces by city names to express the local
aspect of a work:
[Subject] $z Poland $z Warsaw.
[Subject] $z Oregon $z Corvallis.
Use subdivisions from pattern headings whenever possible. For the subject summaries
below, you will be given the pattern heading to look up in LCSH. For example, if you are
assigning headings for a work about a plant, use the pattern of subdivisions that appears in
LCSH under Corn. (In practice, instead of LCSH, you would check in the Subject Headings
Manual, where all such patterns are recorded in one place.)
Free-floating subdivisions can be used with any appropriate subject headings. Form
subdivisions always appear last (e.g., Encyclopedias). Below is a very short list of “free
floaters” for you to choose from:
Awards (May subd geog)
Design and construction
Law and legislation
Maintenance and repair
Politics and government
Research (May subd geog)
Study and teaching (May subd geog)
Assign subject headings for the following topics:
1. Deer hunting in Austria
2. Umbrella industry in Seattle, Washington
3. History and criticism of film editing in Bombay
4. A plan for defense measures in industries in Nebraska
5. Transportation of explosives through Kansas City, Missouri
6. Low-fat dumpling recipes from Krakow
7. Disclosure of corruption in the oil and gas industry in Texas
Pattern heading: Construction industry
8. Psychosomatic aspects of colon diseases
Pattern heading: Heart
9. Capitalization practices in the High Sorbian language
Pattern heading: English language
10. Criticism of the works of Adam Mickiewicz
Pattern heading: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
11. Legal status of hazardous waste disposal in salt domes
12. Design and construction of cupolas and other decorative roof details
13. Repair of all-terrain vehicles, particularly dune buggies and snowmobiles
14. A description of the events leading up to and during the 1830 Revolution in Poland
15. The archeology of the Pomeranian Lakelands in Poland