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

Module 7—Publication Characteristics


Use of Publication Characteristics

  • Publication characteristics in MeSH may be used by catalogers unless they are annotated “CATALOGER: Do not use”

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  • A few publication characteristics are used only for historical materials or NLM collaborating partners and these have an annotation that explains when the publication characteristic may be used at NLM

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