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

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Corporate Names

  • Exception
    • MeSH headings with the annotation "Coordinate with specific NAF entry if applicable" may be used by catalogers in addition to the specific NAF entry
    • Example: Screen capture of MeSH Browser showing heading record for Red Cross with a red circle around CATALOG:coordinate with specific NAF entry if applicable.
  • Generally coordinate corporate names used as subjects with the appropriate MeSH term for the type of corporate entity, or named group
    • Examples:
      • For a work on the history of the American Academy of Nursing assign
        • 610 22 $a American Academy of Nursing
        • 650 2 $a Societies, Nursing $x history
      • For a work about the National Institutes of Health assign
        • 610 22 $a National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
        • 650 22 $a United States Government Agencies

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