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

Use of Geographic Headings

  • Assign the appropriate geographic MeSH term when the scope of the work being cataloged is limited to a particular geographic area and is significant to the topic of the work
  • Geographic terms may be used in conjunction with any topical terms


  • Title: "An Economic Analysis of Drug Eluting Coronary Stents: a Québec Perspective"
    • 650 12 $a Drug-Eluting Stents $x economics
    • 650 12 $a Drug-Eluting Stents $x utilization
    • 650 22 $a Coronary Restinosis $x epidemiology
    • 650 22 $a Coronary Restinosis $x prevention & control
    • 651 _2 Quebec
  • Title: "Current Status of Carotid Bifurcation Angioplasty and Atenting"
    • 650 12 $a Angioplasty $x trends
    • 650 22 $a Endarterectomy, Carotid
    • 650 22 $a Stents $x utilization
    • Do not use a geographic term, even if all the studies were in U.S. hospitals, since the location is not the topical focus