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

Module 1— Subject Analysis Principles


  • Catalogers must give an accurate, unbiased indication of the contents of an item
    • Assess the topic objectively
    • Consider the author’s intent and the audience
    • Avoid personal value judgments

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Last Reviewed: May 4, 2017