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

Module 1—Subject Analysis Principles

Controlled Vocabulary

  • Identifies a preferred way of expressing a concept
  • Provides cross-references that lead to the preferred term
  • Identifies a term’s relationship to broader, narrower, and related terms

Examples of Controlled Vocabularies

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Sears List of Subject Headings
  • Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
  • Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors
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Last Reviewed: July 17, 2017