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Cataloging and Metadata Services
126 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808

Staff Directory

Phone: (814) 865-1755
Fax: (814) 863-7293
ul-cataloging@lists.psu.edu

Subject Headings

 

Local Policy

Copy Cataloging
Accept all subject headings unless there are obvious errors. Non-literary items must have at least one LCSH (second indicator 0) OR one FAST heading present. Refer if lacking.

Original Cataloging
Subject analysis should be performed as necessary.

 

FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)

 

Resources

 

SACO

 

Geographic Names

  • U.S. Gazetteer Files -- Official source of U.S. geographic names from the Census Bureau
  • Geonames Search -- Official Source for geographic names, this is the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names
  • Gazetteer of British Place Names -- Note: For informational use only, this is not an accepted source for AACR2 geographic names.
  • Canadian Geographical Names -- from Natural Resources Canada. Note: For informational use only, this is not an accepted source for AACR2 geographic names.
 

Genre/Form Terms

General Information

General Terms

Law Materials

Literature

 

Reference Tools

For other general reference links to encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc., go to the Cataloging Department's list of Language resources.

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