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

Module 8—Deconstructed Headings vs. Subject Strings

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Automatic Exceptions

  • These exceptions are handled automatically by the programming and do not require manual coding by catalogers
  • The geographic term United States is not appended to the main heading Medicare or any terms that tree under it
  • Certain publication types do not append to topical terms that already imply the same concept
    • The PT Legislation is not appended to any topical headings that contain the word "Legislation," "Laws(s)," "Legal" and "Jurisprudence" or to terms with the topical subheading $x legislation & jurisprudence
    • The PT Statistics is not appended to any topical headings that contain the root word “Statistic?” or to terms containing any of the following topical subheadings: $x epidemiology, $x ethnology, $x manpower, $x mortality, $x statistics & numerical data, $x supply & distribution, $x utilization


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