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Tip #36: Adding Subject Headings

Evergreen Cat1 catalogers are required to use at least one established subject heading in all bibliographic records.

To satisfy this requirement, catalogers and not limited to the 650 field, but can add other 6xx fields such as a 600, 610, or 651.

Please use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). One of the easiest ways to check for authorized headings is online at http://authorities.loc.gov/

Hint: If you are cataloging material that is available in another format or edition, you can often find subject headings for your item on one of those other records.

Please do not add local subject headings.

Here’s a quick description of the different 6xx fields you can use to satisfy the EI subject heading requirement:

Topical headings:

650 _0 |a Apples |x Harvesting.

Geographic headings:

651 _0 |a United States |x History |y French and Indian War, 1755-1763.

Personal names:

600 10 |a Horne, Lena.

Corporate names:

610 10 |a Indiana. |b Dept. of Child Services.

Originally published on May 14, 2010.



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