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Cataloging: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

Module 5—Table G (Geographic Notations)

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Geographic Names

  • Table G names are not always the same as the corresponding MeSH Z tree term
    • Example:

      MeSH Table G Name
      African, Northern North Africa
      African, Central Central Africa
      Congo Congo (Brazzaville)
      Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo (Democratic Republic)

Use of Cross References

  • Selected cross references are provided to the authorized Table G name
    • Examples:
      • Rhodesia, Northern see Zambia
      • Rhodesia, Southern see Zimbabwe

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