Electronic resource subject headings
Use the free-floating form subdivision
--Software only for items that are software tools for accomplishing a specific task. Do not use the subdivision
Quicken 2003 Deluxe (OCLC #51022137) is a software tool for accounting and personal finance management. Assign:
650 _0 Finance, Personal|vSoftware. 650 _0 Small business|xFinance|vSoftware.
Family Tree Maker (OCLC #50813096) is a software tool for creating genealogy charts. Assign:
650 _0 Genealogy|vSoftware.
For items that are topical in nature or are reference works, do not assign the subdivision —Software. Assign only the appropriate topical subject headings without form subdivisions.
Multimedia Exotic Pets (OCLC #34713830) is a topical work, on CD-ROM, about choosing and owning pets. Assign:
650 _0 Pets.
The Civil War (OCLC #42857846) is a reference work on CD-ROM, about the American Civil War. Assign:
651 _0 United States|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865. 651 _0 United States|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865|vSources.
The form heading
Electronic encyclopedias is assigned only to general encyclopedias. Topical encyclopedias are assigned the appropriate topical heading with the subdivision
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2002 (OCLC #49264814) is a general encyclopedia on CD-ROM. Assign:
650 _0 Electronic encyclopedias.
Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Science (OCLC #33470788) is a topical encyclopedia on CD-ROM. Assign:
650 _0 Science|vEncyclopedias. 650 _0 Technology|vEncyclopedias.
When cataloging electronic resources specifically intended for use by children, assign the free-floating form subdivision
--Juvenile software in the same manner that you would assign other juvenile form subdivisions, e.g.
--Juvenile films, etc. Do not use the subdivision
--Juvenile interactive multimedia.
Birds (OCLC #36411409) is a topical work for children on CD-ROM. Assign:
650 _0 Birds|vJuvenile software. 650 _0 Birdsongs|vJuvenile software.
If Annotated Card Program headings are assigned to electronic resources, or if you add them for our database, do not assign the form subdivision
--Software or any other form subdivision. If AC headings are assigned to topical (non-fiction) works for children, also assign an LC heading with the appropriate juvenile form subdivision.
Amazing Animals (OCLC #37019288) is a topical work for children on CD-ROM. Assign:
650 _0 Animals|vJuvenile software. 650 _1 Animals.
The free-floating form subdivision —Computer games is available for use with topical subject headings for computer software games with specific themes.
Harpoon Classic 97 (OCLC #38279471) is a computer game of modern naval warfare. Assign:
650 _0 Naval strategy|vComputer games. 650 _0 Naval tactics|vComputer games.
Computer adventure games,
Computer war games, etc. have not been formally designated as form headings. However, you may assign the headings as form headings, when applicable. Assign
Computer games only when no other more specific heading is available. Assign these as LC headings, not as AC headings.
The form heading for eBooks is:
655 _0 Electronic books.
The form headings for eAudiobooks are:
655 _0 Electronic books. 655 _0 Audiobooks.
The form heading for eVideos is:
655 _7 Electronic videos.|2local