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Cataloging Handbooks

General Resources

  • ALA Cataloging Resources
    Guidelines on cataloging electronic resources, microforms, audiovisual materials, and material for children. Also, some links to cataloging interest groups.
  • Cataloger's Desktop
    A web-based subscription service that provides access to RDA, AACR2, DACS, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, subject cataloging manuals, MARC21 formats, MARC code lists, and many other resources.
  • Resource Description and Access (RDA) and the RDA Toolkit
    The RDA Toolkit is an online suite of cataloging tools. These include the full texts of RDA and AACR2, mappings between cataloging standards, collaborative tools such as workflow summaries, and more.