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NLM LocatorPlus -- Authority Records -- Searching for Authority Records


Question: How do I search for authority records in LocatorPlus?


Answer:

1. Under "As", select one of the following choices:

 

Browse MARC Name Authority Search for authority records of personal, corporate, or conference/meeting names established in the NLM authority file
Browse MARC Name/Title Authority Search forms of names and associated title headings established in the NLM authority file
Browse MARC Subject Authority* Search for authority records of MeSH subject terms and MeSH subject terms with subheading combinations, established in the NLM authority file. (Note: using this search selection also retrieves personal or corporate names or series/uniform titles that may also be used as subjects in cataloging.)
Browse MARC Title Authority Search for authority records of series titles and uniform title headings established in the NLM authority file

 

2. Click on the blue-shaded box in the leftmost column to retrieve the authority record.

 


 

*The LocatorPlus authority file contains the medical subject terms and terms/subheading combinations used and structured in MARC21 format for cataloging. For complete access to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus, consult the MeSH Browser at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html

 


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