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Library of Congress subject headings : principles and application

Author: Lois Mai Chan
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Explains the system. Also deals in detail with the application of LC subject headings on LC MARC records.
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Chan, Lois Mai.
Library of Congress subject headings.
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1995
(OCoLC)605116124
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Mai Chan
ISBN: 1563081954 9781563081958 1563081911 9781563081910
OCLC Number: 31938022
Description: xiv, 541 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Basic Principles --
3. Forms of Headings --
4. Proper Names in Subject Headings --
5. Subdivisions --
6. Cross References --
7. Subject Authority Control and Maintenance --
8. Subject Cataloging --
9. Subject Cataloging of Special Types of Materials --
10. Subject Areas Requiring Special Treatment --
11. Library of Congress Subject Headings as an Online Retrieval Tool --
Appendix A: Sample USMARC Records --
Appendix B: Free-Floating Form and Topical Subdivisions --
Appendix C: Free-Floating Subdivisions Controlled By Pattern Headings --
Appendix D: Free-Floating Subdivisions Further Subdivided By Place --
Appendix E: Free-Floating Subdivisions Used Under Persons --
Appendix F: Free-Floating Subdivisions Used Under Places --
Appendix G: Patterns of Cross References for Proper Names --
Appendix H: General Reference Sources Used in Establishing Headings --
Appendix I: First-Order Political Divisions of the Exceptional Countries.
Responsibility: Lois Mai Chan.
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