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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in Cataloging

Module 1— Subject Analysis Principles

Cataloging vs. Indexing

  • Cataloging
    • Looks at the work as a whole to determine its overall content
    • Identifies terms that summarize the primary subject focus of the work
  • Indexing
    • Provides in-depth access to parts of items (chapters, articles, etc.)


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Last Reviewed: June 22, 2017