For information common to the five MARC formats, select a topic from the list below:

A General Introduction to the MARC Format

MARC Format Documentation and Code Lists



For a specific MARC format, please select from the following:

MARC 21 Format for Authority Data

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

MARC 21 Format for Classification Data

MARC 21 Format for Community Information

MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data


See also:

Cataloger's Reference Shelf


Source:  MARC 21 Formats is compiled from information contained in the Introductions to each of the five MARC 21 formats, with additional information included that is specific to the Cataloger's Reference Shelf.  Cataloger's Reference Shelf © The Library Corporation.  See the disclaimer.