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

Module 8—Names or Work Titles as Subjects


Work Titles

  • Titles for serial publications, databases, names of laws, etc., may be found in MeSH, but are not used in cataloging, e.g., MedlinePlus, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These types of headings are annotated "CATALOGER: Use NAF entry." Use the appropriate MARC 6XX tag

  • Examples:
    • For a work about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act assign
      • 610 22 $a United States. ‡t Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
      • 650 12 $a Insurance, Health
    • For a work on the Bible and medicine assign
      • 630 02 $a Bible
      • 650 12 $a Medicine in Literature



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