NLM LocatorPlus -- Authority Records -- Searching for Authority Records
Question: How do I search for authority records in LocatorPlus?
1. Under "As", select one of the following choices:
|Browse MARC Name Authority||Search for authority records of personal, corporate, or conference/meeting names established in the NLM authority file|
|Browse MARC Name/Title Authority||Search forms of names and associated title headings established in the NLM authority file|
|Browse MARC Subject Authority*||Search for authority records of MeSH subject terms and MeSH subject terms with subheading combinations, established in the NLM authority file. (Note: using this search selection also retrieves personal or corporate names or series/uniform titles that may also be used as subjects in cataloging.)|
|Browse MARC Title Authority||Search for authority records of series titles and uniform title headings established in the NLM authority file|
2. Click on the blue-shaded box in the leftmost column to retrieve the authority record.
*The LocatorPlus authority file contains the medical subject terms and terms/subheading combinations used and structured in MARC21 format for cataloging. For complete access to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus, consult the MeSH Browser at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html
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