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Cataloging: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

Module 5—Geographic Headings

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MARC Coding

  • Record the geographic term in MARC 651 $a
  • First indicator is blank, second indicator is 2
  • The topical subheadings $x ethnology and $x epidemiology may be appended to the 651. These are the only subheadings that may be used with a 651 field
  • Cf. Module 4—Use of Topical Qualifiers for further instructions on the use of these subheadings


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