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Featured portals in Wikipedia
This page highlights portals that are regarded as being particularly useful, attractive, and well-maintained. Of the many portals on Wikipedia, these featured portals are those which stand out. To nominate a portal to become a featured portal, please first see the general standards and then add the portal to the list at featured portal candidates.
At present, there are 173 featured portals, of a total of 1476 portals on Wikipedia. Thus, about 1 in 9 portals is listed here. Portals that no longer meet the criteria can be proposed for improvement or removal at Wikipedia:Featured portal review.
A small bronze star () on the top right corner of a portal's page indicates that the portal is featured. Additionally, if the current portal is featured in another language version, a star will appear next to the language page link, in the list on the left of the page.
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2. Library of Congress Classification – The Library of Congress Classification is a system of library classification developed by the Library of Congress. The Classification is also distinct from Library of Congress Subject Headings, the system of labels such as "Boarding schools" and "Boarding schools—Fiction" that describe contents systematically. The classification was invented by Herbert Putnam in 1897, just before he assumed the librarianship of Congress. With advice from Charles Ammi Cutter, it was influenced by his Cutter Expansive Classification, the Dewey Decimal System, the Putnam Classification System. It was designed specifically for the purposes and collection of the Library of Congress to replace the fixed location system developed by Thomas Jefferson. By the time Putnam departed from his post in 1939, all the classes except K and parts of B were well developed. Although it divides subjects into broad categories, it is essentially enumerative in nature. That is, it provides a guide to the books actually in one library's collections, not a classification of the world. The National Library of Medicine classification system uses the initial letters W and QS–QZ, which are not used by LCC. Some libraries use NLM in conjunction with LCC, eschewing LCC's R for Medicine. Others use LCC's QP–QR schedules and include Medicine R. Subclass AC – Collections. Series. Collected works Subclass AE – Encyclopedias Subclass AG – Dictionaries and other general reference works Subclass AI – Indexes Subclass AM – Museums. Collectors and collecting Subclass AN – Newspapers Subclass AP – Periodicals Subclass AS – Academies and learned societies Subclass AY – Yearbooks. Almanacs.Library of Congress Classification – Java programming books in the QA subclass.