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

Module 2—Qualifier Record

Qualifier Record

  • Qualifier records are labeled as “MeSH Qualifier Data” and have an annotation that indicates their use as subheadings. They have no tree numbers and the unique ID begins with the letter "Q". The terms are all lower-cased. (Cf. Module 5, Qualifiers (subheadings))
  • Qualifier records have two tabs: Details and Concepts.

Screen capture of the MeSH Browser showing a Qualifier Record.


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Last Reviewed: July 18, 2017