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

Names as Subjects

  • NLM assigns subjects as appropriate for any names or uniform titles discussed in the work being cataloged
  • The headings assigned are taken from the National Authority File (NAF), rather than from MeSH and are created according to current cataloging rules and practices
  • These subjects are recorded in MARC 600, 610, 611, or 630 fields, not in the 650 field
  • NLM does not use topical subheadings with corporate, personal name, or uniform title subject added entries
  • Generally coordinate names used as subjects with the appropriate MeSH term for the type of corporate entity, named group, or specialty if applicable