Test Prep

iCode iType Loan Rule Loan Parameters Call Number Location New Items on STAR?
10121 95 67 21D YH YR $.10 TESTPREP ###.#### Pub Year znaa No

What’s included:

  • Study guides for the majority of the academic and professional exams covered in our collection. Common categories include:
    • College (SAT, ACT) and graduate school (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT) admissions tests
    • Credit-by-exam programs (GED, AP, CLEP, DSST)
    • Civil service tests
    • Most professional (teaching, nursing) and vocational (CNA, pharmacy tech, cosmetology) certifications
    • Licenses and exams for public safety and military careers (police/corrections officer, EMT/firefighter, ASVAB)
  • Guides for the US citizenship exam (do not put these in the literacy neighborhood or in regular NF)
  • Works covering specialty tests, i.e. for an FAA private pilot or USCG captain’s license

What’s not included:

  • Guides to IT certifications. Exam preps for computer-related work (i.e., network administrator, systems engineer, digital media specialist) go to the COMPUTERS neighborhood
  • Analyses of specific literary texts, authors, or themes are shelved in the 800s, not TEST PREP (this includes items in the CliffsNotes, SparkNotes, and Bloom’s Guides series)

Spine label and other info:

  • Place the neighborhood TESTPREP sticker immediately above the spine label. Do not add any additional stickers.
  • On initial processing, always add the year of publication in a volume field and make sure it appears on the spine label. If the item-in-hand is on a monograph bib rather than a serial bib (Bib Level “m” not “s”), delete the volume field after printing the spine label. See the TRAVEL neighborhood page for examples of the two record types.
  • Do NOT record the edition number in the volume field. To standardize the labels, print only the year of publication.
  • To group related tests, use the call numbers shown in the table and images below (the general pattern: TESTPREP + Dewey Number + 3-Letter Publisher Name + Year of Publication. The Dewey numbers outlined here are category specific – i.e., exam-by-credit tests are shelved together and never broken out by subject area – and should be followed to the letter. For example, the guide to the AP biology exam has a number in line with the other standardized college-level tests, not a number for the biological sciences. Also note that books in the crowded college and graduate school admissions number range use a combination of (1) test prep code and (2) title or publisher name in the spine label; this is done to ease browsing/weeding in this section and applies to most undergraduate exams (AP, CLEP, DSST, PSAT, SAT, ACT) and one graduate level (GRE) exam (other post-baccalaureate tests, such as the LSAT and MCAT have their own unique numbers). Photos of these combination-style spine labels are at the bottom of the page.
  • For tests not covered below, use the number listed in the record or OCLC, provided it’s in line with our general arrangement.
Citizenship (Note: these have icode 10029) Naturalization Test 323.623
Secondary School Admissions/Equivalency SSAT, GED 373.1262
Civil Service Post Office, Clerical Work 351.076
Military ASVAB, OCS 355.0076
Teaching PRAXIS 370.76
Exam-by-Credit AP, CLEP, DSST 378.1662
College Admissions PSAT, SAT, ACT 378.1662
General Graduate School Admissions GRE 378.1662
Specific Graduate Degree Programs (JD, MD, MBA, etc.) LSAT, MCAT, GMAT Varies. See copies on shelf.
Medical Support Staff (Note: Pharmacy tech is 615.1076) Medical Assistant, CNA, Nursing 610.73
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