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

Module 7—Publication Characteristics

Special Instructions

  • Phrases
    • Generally used for works for non-native speakers of a language, containing common terms, phrases, idioms, and typical conversations, e.g., between a health professional and patient

  • Statistics
    • Use when 20% or more of the content consists of statistical data

  • Tables
    • Use for any kind of data that is presented in tabular form. For statistical data presented in tabular form, use both Statistics and Tables

  • Terminology
    • Use for technical terms or expressions used in a specific field. These lists may or may not be formally adopted or sanctioned by usage

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