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

Module 4— Descriptors: Selecting the Main Concept(s)


Exceptions

  • A few headings marked as SPEC, such as Pediatrics and Geriatrics, have no corresponding disease descriptors
  • In these cases, the SPEC heading is used as a synonym for general works on “pediatric diseases” or “geriatric diseases”

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