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

Module 6—Geographicals


MARC Coding

  • Record the geographical descriptor in MARC 651 $a

  • First indicator is blank, second indicator is 2

  • The qualifiers $x ethnology and $x epidemiology may be appended to the 651. These are the only qualifiers that may be used with a 651 field (Cf. Module 5— Qualifiers)

Examples

  • 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 Restenosis $x epidemiology
    • 650 22 $a Coronary Restenosis $x prevention & control
    • 651 _2 Quebec

  • Title: "Current Status of Carotid Bifurcation Angioplasty and Stenting"
    • 650 12 $a Angioplasty $x trends
    • 650 22 $a Endarterectomy, Carotid
    • 650 22 $a Stents $x utilization

    Do not use a geographical, even if all the studies were in U.S. hospitals, since the location is not the topical focus


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