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Cataloging: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification

Module 5—Table G (Geographic Notations)

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Geographic Subjects and Table G

  • Table G information is recorded as part of the call number in $a of the 060 or 096 fields
  • Example:
    • A work on women’s health in Israel
      • 060 10 $a WA 309 JI9
      • 650 12 $a Women’s Health
      • 651   2 $a Israel
  • For numbers that provide both Table G/Not Table G options, if a geographic subject is not used, select the classification number annotated "Not Table G"
  • A work that discusses one country primarily, and one or two other countries secondarily, is classified with the appropriate Table G geographic cutter for the predominant country
  • A work that discusses more than three countries is classified in the "Not Table G" number, if no one country predominates and a broader jurisdiction is not used
  • Examples:
    • A work on women’s health in the 21st century
      • 060 10 $a WA 309.1
      • 650 12 $a Women’s Health

    • A directory listing physicians primarily in the United States, with some listings for Canada
      • 060 10 $a W 22 AA1
      • 650 12 $a Physicians
      • 651   2 $a United States
      • 651   2 $a Canada
      • 655   2 $a Directory
  • Example:
    • A directory listing physicians in the Western Hemisphere
      • 060 10 $a W 22.1
      • 650 12 $a Physicians
      • 655   2 $a Directory

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