Introduction

Subject Heading and Term Sources identifies subject heading lists, thesauri, and databases that are the sources of topical, geographic, chronological, and other headings or terms used to describe the subject content of a resource, and assigns a code to each source.  The purpose of this list is to identify the vocabulary used in records.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Introduction.

Note:  These sources are general subject heading and thesauri, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, along with a number of focused subject term lists like Medical Subject Headings or Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.  Additional specialized lists are provided with source codes in

Genre/Form Code and Term Source Codes

Occupation Term Source Codes

Function Term Source Codes

Temporal Term Source Codes

Since general thesauri often contain a broad spectrum of terms, including genre, forms, occupations, functions, and time periods, the source codes in this list may be used in the metadata elements identified for each of the specialized source lists.  Likewise, the special thesauri listed there may also be used in the metadata elements identified below under usage.

Some subject heading lists incorporate names and titles and others employ independent name and title lists for parts of a subject heading.  Thus the lists assigned source codes in Name and Title Authority Source Codes may also be used in the metadata elements identified below under usage.

Classification schemes and subject category codes include caption terms and, frequently, index terms that identify the classes in the scheme and the category codes.  Some systems use those caption and index terms as subject terms in bibliographic records.  Thus the lists assigned source codes in Classification Scheme Source Codes and Subject Category Code Source Codes may also be used in the metadata elements identified below under usage, when the terms from those classification schemes and subject category codes are used as subject terms.

Arrangement of the list

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation.  The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 lowercase alphabetic characters.  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes

aass

"Asian American Studies Library subject headings" in A Guide for establishing Asian American core collections. (Berkeley, CA: Asian American Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley)

aat

Art & Architecture Thesaurus (Los Angeles, CA: Getty Research Institute, Getty Vocabulary Program)

abne

Autoridades de la Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional de España)

aedoml

Listado de encabezamientos de materia de música (Madrid: Asociación Española de Documentación Musical)

afo

AFO - Viikin kampuskirjaston ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

afset

American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus

agrifors

AGRIFOREST-sanasto (Helsinki: Helsingin Yliopisto)

agrovoc

AGROVOC multilingual agricultural thesaurus. (Rome: APIMONDIA)

agrovocf

AGROVOC thésaurus agricole multilingue (Rome: APIMONDIA)

agrovocs

AGROVOC tesauro agrícola multilingüe (Roma: APIMONDIA)

aiatsisl

AIATSIS Language Thesaurus (Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)

aiatsisp

AIATSIS Place Thesaurus (Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)

aiatsiss

AIATSIS Subject Thesaurus (Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)

aktp

Alphavētikos Katalogos Thematikōn Perigrapheōn (Naupaktos: Papacharalampeios Dēmosia Kentrikē Vivliothēkē Naupaktou)

albt

Arbetslivsbibliotekets tesaurus (Stockholm: Arbetslivsbiblioteket)

allars

Allärs: allmän tesaurus på svenska (Helsingfors: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

apaist

APAIS thesaurus: a list of subject terms used in the Australian Public Affairs Information Service (Canberra: National Library of Australia)

armac

Lista ARMARC de encabezamientos de materia para bibliotecas mayores

asft

Aquatic sciences and fisheries thesaurus (Rome: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

ashlnl

Arabic Subject Headings of the Lebanese National Library (ASH) = Ru'ûs al-Mawdû'ât al-'Arabîyah lil-Maktabah al-Wa.an.yah al-Lubn.n.yah (Lebanese National Library)

asrcrfcd

Australian Standard Research Classification: Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines (RFCD) classification (Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics)

asrcseo

Australian Standard Research Classification: Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) classification (Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics)

asrctoa

Australian Standard Research Classification: Type of Activity (TOA) classification (Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics)

asth

Astronomy thesaurus (Epping, N.S.W.: Anglo-Australian Observatory for the International Astronomical Union)

ated

Australian Thesaurus of Education Descriptors (ATED) (Melbourne, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research)

atg

Agricultural thesaurus and glossary (Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library)

atla

Religion indexes: thesaurus (Evanston, IL: American Theological Library Association)

aucsh

Qâ'imat ru'ûs mawdû'ât al-fahras al-'Arabîyah al-mowahad = Arabic Union Catalog Subject Headings

bare

BIBSYS authority register (BARE)

barn

Svenska ämnesord för barn (Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksförening)

bella

Bella: specialtesaurus för skönlitteratur (Helsingfors: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

bet

British education thesaurus (Leeds: Leeds University Press)

bhammf

BHA, Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art, mots-matière/français (Paris: Institut national d'information scientifique et technique)

bhashe

BHA, Bibliography of the history of art, subject headings/English (Santa Monica, CA: J. Paul Getty Trust ; Paris: Centre national de recherche scientifique)

bhb

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book (National Library of Israel)

bib1814

1814-bibliografi: emneord for 1814-bibliografi (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

bibalex

Bibliotheca Alexandrina name and subject authority file (Alexandria, Egypt: Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

biccbmc

BIC Children's Books Marketing Classifications (London: Book Industry Communication)

bicssc

BIC standard subject categories (London: Book Industry Communication)

bidex

Bilindex: a bilingual Spanish-English subject heading list (Oakland: California Spanish Language Data Base)

bisacmt

BISAC Merchandising Themes

bisacrt

BISAC Regional Themes

bisacsh

BISAC Subject Headings

bjornson

Bjornson: emneord for Bjornsonbibliografien

blcpss

COMPASS subject authority system

blmlsh

British Library - Map library subject headings (London: British Library)

blnpn

British Library newspaper place names (London: British Library)

bokbas

Bokbasen

bt

Bioethics thesaurus. (Washington, DC: Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown Univ.)

btr

Brinkman onderwerp thesaurus

cabt

CAB thesaurus. (Slough [England]: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux)

cash

Canadian subject headings (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada)

cck

Centrale Catalogus Kaarten

ccsa

Catalogue collectif suisse des affiches (Berne: Bibliothèque nationale suisse)

cct

Zhong guo fen lei zhu ti ci biao (di er ban) = Chinese Classified Thesaurus (Beijing: Guo jia tu shu guan, "Zhongguo tu shu guan fen lei fa" bian wei hui)

ccte

Carto-Canadiana thesaurus - English (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada)

cctf

Carto-Canadiana thésaurus - Français (Ottawa, ON: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada)

cdcng

Catalogage des documents cartographiques: forme et structure des vedettes noms géographiques - NF Z 44-081 (Paris-La Défense: AFNOR)

ceeus

Counties and equivalent entities of the United States, its possessions, and associated areas (Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology)

chirosh

Chiropractic Subject Headings  [PDF: 272 KB]

cht

Chicano thesaurus for indexing Chicano materials in Chicano periodical index. (Berkeley: Chicano Studies Library Publications Unit, University of California, Berkeley)

ciesiniv

CIESIN indexing vocabulary (University Center, MI: Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network)

cilla

Cilla: specialtesaurus för musik (Helsingfors: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

collett

Collett-bibliografi: litteratur av og om Camilla Collett (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

conorsi

CONOR.SI (name authority file) (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM))

csahssa

"Controlled vocabulary" in Health and safety science abstracts (Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

csalsct

CSA life sciences collection thesaurus (Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

csapa

"Controlled vocabulary" in Pollution abstracts (Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

csh

Kapsner, Oliver Leonard. Catholic subject headings. (Haverford, PA: Catholic Lib. Assoc.)

csht

Chinese subject headings (Taipei: National Central Library)

cstud

Classificatieschema's Bibliotheek TU Delft (Delft: Technische Universiteit Delft, Bibliotheek)

czenas

Soubor vĕcných autorit Národní knihovny ČR = CZENAS thesaurus: a list of subject terms used in the National Library of the Czech Republic (Praha : Národní knihovna Čseké republiky)

czmesh

Czech MeSH

dbn

Deskryptory Biblioteki Narodowej = National Library of Poland Descriptors (Warszawa: Biblioteka Narodowa)

dcs

Descritores em Ciências da Saúde = Descriptores en Ciencias de la Salud = Health Sciences Descriptors (São Paulo: BIREME)

ddcri

Dewey Decimal Classification Relative Index (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Center)

ddcrit

DDC retrieval and indexing terminology; posting terms with hierarchy and KWOC (Alexandria, VA: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency)

ddcut

Dewey Decimal Classification user terms (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Center)

dissao

"Dissertation abstracts online" in Search tools: the guide to UNI/Data Courier Online (Louisville, KY: UNI/Data Courier Online)

dit

Defense intelligence thesaurus. (Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence Agency)

dltlt

Cuddon, J. A. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory (Oxford ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell)

dltt

Quinn, E. A dictionary of literary and thematic terms (New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.)

drama

Drama: specialtesaurus för teater och dans (Helsingfors: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

dtict

Defense Technical Information Center thesaurus (Fort Belvoir, VA: DTIC)

ebfem

Encabezamientos bilingües de la Fundación Educativa Ana G. Mendez. (Puerto Rico: Fundación Educativa Ana G. Mendez)

eclas

ECLAS thesaurus (Luxembourg: European Communities, Office for Official Publications)

eet

European education thesaurus

eflch

E4Libraries Category Headings

eks

Eduskunnan kirjaston asiasanasto (Helsinki: Eduskunnan kirasto)

embiaecid

Encabezamientos de materia de la Biblioteca Islámica de la Biblioteca AECID (Madrid: AECID)

embne

Encabezamientos de Materia de la Biblioteca Nacional de España (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional de España)

embucm

Encabezamientos de materia, normativa para su redacción (Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

emnmus

Emneord for musikkdokument i EDB-kataloger (Norwegian Directorate for Public and School Libraries)

ept

Evropski pedagoski tezaver = European education thesaurus (EET) : slovenska razliica - izdelana po angleski razliici (Ljubljana: Zavod Republike Slovenije za solstvo)

erfemn

Erfaringskompetanses emneord (Nasjonalt senter for erfaringskompetanse innen psykisk helse)

ericd

Thesaurus of ERIC descriptors (Washington: Educational Resources Information Center, National Institute of Education, U.S. Dept. of Education)

est

International energy: subject thesaurus. ([Paris]: International Energy Agency, Energy Technology Data Exchange)

eum

Eesti üldine märksõnastik

eurovocen

Eurovoc thesaurus (English)

eurovoces

Eurovoc thesaurus (Spanish)

eurovocfr

Eurovoc thesaurus (French)

eurovocsl

Eurovoc thesaurus (Slovenian)

fast

Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC)

fes

Thesaurus der Bibliothek der FES / FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung)

finmesh

FinMeSH

fire

FireTalk, IFSI thesaurus (Chicago, IL: Illinois Fire Service Institute)

fmesh

Liste systématique et liste permutée des descripteurs français MeSH (Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France: Service information médicale automatisée de l'INSERM)

fnhl

First Nations House of Learning Subject Headings (Vancouver, BC: Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia)

francis

Base de données FRANCIS: plan de classement = FRANCIS database classification scheme (Vandoeuvre: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

fssh

FamilySearch Subject Headings (FamilySearch)

galestne

Gale Group subject thesaurus and named entity vocabulary (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group)

gccst

Government of Canada core subject thesaurus (Gatineau [Quebec]: Library and Archives Canada)

gcipmedia

GAMECIP - Computer Game Media Formats (GAMECIP (Game Metadata and Citation Project))

gcipplatform

GAMECIP - Computer Game Platforms (GAMECIP (Game Metadata and Citation Project))

gem

GEM controlled vocabularies (Syracuse, NY: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, Gateway to Educational Materials)

gemet

GEMET Thesaurus (European Environment Agency (EEA))

geonet

NGA GEOnet Names Server (GNS) (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)

georeft

GeoRef thesaurus (Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute)

gnd

Gemeinsame Normdatei (Leipzig, Frankfurt: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)

gnis

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) (United States Geological Survey, Board on Geographic Names)

gst

Gay studies thesaurus: a controlled vocabulary for indexing and accessing materials of relevance to gay culture, history, politics and psychology (Princeton, NJ: Michel)

gtt

GOO-trefwoorden thesaurus (Den Haag: Koninklijke Bibliotheek)

hamsun

Hamsun: emneord for Hamsunbibliografien

hapi

HAPI thesaurus and name authority, 1970-2000 (Los Angeles, CA: UCLC Latin America Center Pubs.)

helecon

Asiasanasto HELECON-tietikantoihin (Helsinki: Helsingin Kauppakorkeakoulu)

henn

Hennepin County Library cumulative authority list (Edina, MN: Hennepin Co. Library)

hkcan

Hong Kong Chinese Authority File (Name) - HKCAN (Honk Kong: JULAC)

hlasstg

HLAS subject term glossary (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Hispanic Division, Handbook of Latin American Studies section)

hoidokki

Hoitotieteellinen asiasanasto (Helsinki: Sairaanhoitajien koulutussäätiö)

hrvmesh

Croatian MeSH / Hrvatski MeSH (Zagreb: Medicinski fakultet Sveucilišta u Zagrebu - Središnja medicinska knjižnica)

huc

U.S. Geological Survey water-supply paper 2294: hydrologic basins unit codes (Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey)

humord

HUMORD (Norway: Universitetsbibliotekene i Oslo, Bergen og Tromsø)

ibsen

Ibsen: emneord for Den internasjonale Ibsen-bibliografien (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

ica

Index of Christian art (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University)

icpsr

ICPSR controlled vocabulary system (Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

idas

ID-Archivschlüssel [Informationsdienst zur Verbreitung unterbliebener Nachrichten] (Amsterdam : Internationales Institut für Sozialgeschichte)

idsbb

Thesaurus IDS Basel Bern (Basel: Universitätsbibliothek; Bern: Universitätsbibliothek)

idszbz

Thesaurus IDS Nebis Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Zürich: Zentralbibliothek)

idszbzes

Thesaurus IDS Nebis Bibliothek Englisches Seminar der Universität Zürich (Zürich: Universität Zürich)

idszbzna

Thesaurus IDS Nebis Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Nordamerika-Bibliothek (Zürich: Zentralbibliothek)

idszbzzg

Thesaurus IDS Nebis Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Graphische Sammlung (Zürich: Zentralbibliothek)

idszbzzh

Thesaurus IDS Nebis Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Handschriftenabteilung (Zürich: Zentralbibliothek

idszbzzk

Thesaurus IDS Nebis Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Kartensammlung (Zürich: Zentralbibliothek)

iescs

International energy subject categories and scope (Paris: International Energy Agency)

iest

International energy: subject thesaurus (Paris, France: International Energy Agency, Energy Technology Data Exchange)

ilpt

Index to legal periodicals: thesaurus. (New York, NY: H.W. Wilson)

inist

INIS: thesaurus. (Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency)

inspect

INSPEC thesaurus. (London: Institution of Electrical Engineers)

ipat

IPA thesaurus and frequency list. (Bethesda, MD: American Society of Hospital Pharmacists)

ipsp

Defense intelligence production schedule. (Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence Agency)

isis

"Classification scheme" in Isis. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press)

itglit

International thesaurus of gay and lesbian index terms (Chicago?: Thesaurus Committee, Gay and Lesbian Task Force, American Library Association)

itrt

International Thesaurus of Refugee Terminology (New York & Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

jhpb

Jezyk hasel przedmiotowych Biblioteki Narodowej = National Library of Poland Subject Headings (Warszawie: Biblioteki Narodowej)

–jhpk

Jezyk hasel przedmiotowych KABA = KABA Subject Headings (Warszawie: Stowarzyszenie Bibliotekarzy Polskich, Centrum Formataw i Kartotek Hasel Wzorcowych Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Warszawie)

jlabsh

Kihon kenmei hyōmokuhyō = [Japan Library Association] Basic subject headings. (Tokyo: Nihon Toshokan Kyōkai)

juho

JUHO - Julkishallinnon ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

jupo

JUPO - Julkisen hallinnon palveluontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

jurivoc

JURIVOC

kaa

Kasvatusalan asiasanasto (Jyväskylä: Kasvatustieteiden tutkimuslaitos)

kaba

Jezyk hasel przedmiotowych KABA = KABA Subject Headings (Warszawa: Stowarzyszenie Bibliotekarzy Polskich, Centrum Formatow i Kartotek Hasel Wzorcowych Biblioteki Uniwersyteckiej w Warszawie)

[formerly coded:  jhpk]

kao

KVINNSAM ämnesordsregister = KVINNSAM subject headings (Göteborg: Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek, Kvinnohistoriska samlingarna)

kassu

Kassu - Kasvien suomenkieliset nimet (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

kauno

KAUNO - Kaunokki-ontologin (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

kaunokki

Kaunokki: kaunokirjallisuuden asiasanasto (Helsinki: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

kdm

Khung dê muc hê thông thông tin khoa hoc và ky thuât quôc gia (Hà Nôi: Viên Thông Tin Khoa Hoc Và Ky Thuât Trung Uong)

khib

Emneord, KHiB Biblioteket (Bergen: Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen, Biblioteket)

kito

KITO - Kirjallisuudentutkimuksen ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

kitu

Kirjallisuudentutkimuksen asiasanasto (Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden seura)

kkts

Katalogos Kathierōmenōn Typōn Syllogikou Katalogou Demosion Vivliothekon (5 vols.) (Livadeia: Dēmosia Kentrikē Vivliothēkē Levadeias)

koko

KOKO-ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

kssbar

Klassifikationssystem for svenska bibliotek. Ämnesordregister. Alfabetisk del (Lund: Bibliotekstjanst)

kta

Kielitieteen asiasanasto (Helsinki: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

kto

KTO - Kielitieteen ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

ktpt

Kirjasto- ja tietopalvelualan tesaurus (Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto)

ktta

Käsi- ja taideteollisuuden asiasanasto (Kuopio: Kuopinon käsi- ja taideteollisuusakatemia taito- ja tutkimuskeskus Taitemia)

kubikat

kubikat

kula

Kulttuurien tutkimuksen asiasanasto (Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden seura)

kulo

KULO - Kulttuurien tutkimuksen ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

kupu

He puna kupu / Maori Wordnet (Wellington: National Library of New Zealand)

lacnaf

Library and Archives Canada name authority file (Ottawa: ON: Library and Archives Canada)

lapponica

Lapponica (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

larpcal

Lista de assuntos referente ao programa de cadastramento automatizado de livros da USP (São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo, Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas)

lcac

Library of Congress Annotated Children's Cataloging Program subject headings (Washington, DC: LC, Cataloging Distribution Service)

lcdgt

Library of Congress Demographic Group Term and Code List (Washington, DC: LC Policy and Standards Division)

lcsh

Library of Congress subject headings (Washington, DC: LC, Cataloging Distribution Service)

lcshac

Children's subject headings in Library of Congress subject headings: supplementary vocabularies (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service)

lcstt

List of Chinese subject terms (Taipei: National Central Library)

lctgm

Thesaurus for graphic materials: TGM I, Subject terms (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service)

lemac

Llista d'encapçalaments de matèria en català (Barcelona: Biblioteca de Catalunya, Servei de Normalització Bibliogràfica)

lemb

Lista de encabezamientos de materia para bibliotecas (Santafe de Bogotá: Rojas Eberhard Editores, Ltda)

liito

LIITO - Liiketoimintaontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

liv

Legislative indexing vocabulary (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service)

lnmmbr

Lietuvos nacionalines Martyno Mazvydo bibliotekos rubrikynas (Vilnius: LNMMB)

local

Locally assigned term.

ltcsh

Land Tenure Center Library list of subject headings (Madison, WI: Land Tenure Center Library, University of Wisconsin--Madison)

lua

Liikunnan ja urheilun asiasanasto (Jyvässkylä: Likkunnan ja kansanterveyden edustämissäätiö)

maaq

Madâkhil al-asmâ' al-'arabîyah al-qadîmah (Cairo: Maktabah al-Akâdîmîyah)

maotao

MAO/TAO - Ontologi för museibranschen och Konstindustriella ontologin (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

mar

Merenkulun asiasanasto = MariTerm (Maritime technology) (Helsinki: Finnish Maritime Administration)

masa

Museoalan asiasanasto (Helsinki: Museovirasto)

mech

Iskanje po zbirki MECH

mero

MERO - Merenkulkualan ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

mesh

Medical subject headings (Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine)

mipfesd

Macrothesaurus for information processing in the field of economic and social development (Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

mmm

"Subject key" in Marxism and the mass media (New York : International General)

mpirdes

Macrothesaurus para el procesamiento de la información relativa al desarrollo económico y social (Paris: Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos)

msc

Mathematical subject classification (Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society)

msh

Trimboli, T., and Martyn S. Marianist subject headings  [PDF: 138 KB]

mtirdes

Macrothésaurus pour le traitement de l'information relative au développement économique et social (Paris: Organisation de coopération et développement économiques)

mts

Metatietosanasto (Helsinki: The National Library of Finland)

musa

Musiikin asiasanasto: erikoissanasto (Helsinki: Kirjastopalvelu)

muso

MUSO - Ontologi för musik (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

muzeukc

MuzeMusic UK classical music classification (London: Muze Europe Ltd)

muzeukn

MuzeMusic UK non-classical music classification (London: Muze Europe Ltd)

muzvukci

MuzeVideo UK contributor index (London: Muze Europe Ltd)

naf

NACO authority file

nal

National Agricultural Library subject headings (Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library)

nalnaf

National Agricultural Library name authority file (Beltsville, MD: National Agricultural Library)

nasat

NASA thesaurus. (Washington: NASA, Scientific and Technical Information Office)

nbdbt

NBD Biblion Trefwoordenthesaurus  (Zoetermeer: NBD Biblion)

nbiemnfag

NBIs emneordsliste for faglitteratur (Norwegian Institute for Children's Books)

ncjt

National criminal justice thesaurus (Rockville, MD: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Institute of Justice, National Criminal Justice Reference Service)

ndlsh

Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan kenmei hyōmokuhyō = National Diet Library list of subject headings. (Tokyo: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan)
[former code for this source was
ndllsh; replaced April, 2011]

netc

National Emergency Training Center Thesaurus (NETC) and PDF copy [PDF: 1 MB]

nicem

NICEM subject headings and classification system (Albuquerque, NM: National Information Center for Educational Media)

nimacsc

NIMA cartographic subject categories (Bethesda, MD: National Imagery and Mapping Agency)

nlgaf

Archeio Kathierōmenōn Epikephalidōn (Athēna: Ethnikē vivliothēkē tēs Hellados)

nlgkk

Katalogos kathierōmenōn onomatōn physikōn prosōpōn (Athēna: Ethnikē vivliothēkē tēs Hellados)

nlgsh

Katalogos Hellēnikōn thematikōn epikephalidōn (Athēna: Ethnikē vivliothēkē tēs Hellados)

nlmnaf

National Library of Medicine name authority file (Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine)

no-ubo-mr

Menneskerettighets-tesaurus (Norwegian Center for Human Rights, University of Oslo)

noraf

Norwegian Authority File (Norway: National Library of Norway)

noram

Noram: emneord for Norsk-amerikansk samling (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

norbok

Norbok: emneord i Norsk bokfortegnelse (Norbok) (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

normesh

Norwegian MeSH (Norwegian Institute of Public Health)

norvok

Nasjonalbibliotekets emne- og sjangervokabular (Oslo: National Library of Norway)

noubojur

Thesaurus of Law (Norway: Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo)

[formerly coded:  noubojor]

noubomn

University of Oslo Library Thesaurus of Science (Realfagstermer) (Norway: Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo)

[formerly coded:  nobomn]

nsbncf

Nuovo Soggettario (Firenze: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze)

nskps

Prirucnik za izradu predmetnog kataloga u Nacionalnoj i sveucilišnoj knjižnici u Zagrebu (Manual for NSK subject headings) (Zagreb: Nacionalne i sveucilišne knjižnice u Zagrebu)

ntcpsc

"National Translations Center primary subject classification" in National Translations Center primary subject classification and secondary descriptors (Washington, DC: National Translations Center, Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)

ntcsd

"National Translations Center secondary descriptors" in National Translation Center primary subject classification and secondary descriptor (Washington, DC: National Translations Center, Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress)

ntids

Norske tidsskrifter 1700-1820: emneord (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

ntissc

NTIS subject categories (Springfield, VA: National Technical Information Service)

nzggn

New Zealand gazetteer of official geographic names (New Zealand Geographic Board Nga Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB))

nznb

New Zealand national bibliographic (Wellington: National Library of New Zealand)

odlt

Baldick, C. The Oxford dictionary of literary terms (Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press)

ogst

Oregon GILS Subject Tree (Oregon: Oregon State Library and Oregon Information Resource Management Division (IRMD))

opms

Opetusministeriön asiasanasto (Helsinki: Opetusministeriön)

ordnok

Ordnøkkelen: tesaurus for kulturminnevern (Directorate for Cultural Heritage)

pascal

Base de données PASCAL: plan de classement = PASCAL database classification scheme (Vandoeuvre: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

pepp

The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics (Princeton: Princeton University Press)

peri

Perinnetieteiden asiasanasto (Helsinki: Kirjastopalvelu)

pha

Puolostushallinnon asiasanasto (Helsinki: Kirjastopalvelu)

pkk

Predmetnik za katoliške knjižnice (Ljubljana: Maribor)

pleiades

Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places

pmbok

Guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK Guide) (Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute)

pmcsg

Combined standards glossary (Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute)

pmont

Powerhouse Museum Object Name Thesaurus

pmt

Project management terminology. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute

poliscit

Political science thesaurus II (Pittsburgh: University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh)

popinte

POPIN thesaurus: population multilingual thesaurus (Paris: Population Information Network)

precis

PRECIS: a manual of concept analysis and subject indexing (London: British Library)

prvt

Patent- och registreringsverkets tesaurus (Stockholm: Patent- och Registreringsverket)

psychit

Thesaurus of psychological index terms. (Washington: American Psychological Association)

puho

PUHO - Puolustushallinnon ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

qlsp

Queens Library Spanish language subject headings (Queens, NY: Queens Library)

qrma

Qâ'imat ru'ûs al-mawdû'ât al- 'Arabîyah = List of Arabic subject headings (al-Kuwayt: Dhat al-Salasil)

qrmak

Qâ'imat ru'ûs al-mawdû'ât al-'Arabîyah al-qiyâsîyah al-maktabât wa-marâkaz al-ma'lûmât wa-qawâ'id al-bayânât (al-Qâhirah: Dâr Shurûq)

qtglit

A queer thesaurus : an international thesaurus of gay and lesbian index terms (Amsterdam: Homodok)

quiding

Quiding, Nils Herman. Svenskt allmänt författningsregister för tiden från år 1522 till och med år 1862 (Stockholm: Norstedt)

ram

RAMEAU: répertoire d'authorité de matières encyclopédique unifié. (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale)

rasuqam

Répertoire d'autorités-sujet de l'UQAM (Montréal: Université du Québec à Montréal, Services techniques des bibliothèques)

renib

Renib [base de datos de autoridad] (Santiago de Chile: Biblioteca Nacional)

reo

Māori Subject Headings thesaurus - Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku

rero

Indexation matières RERO (Martigny: Réseau des bibliothèques de Suisse occidentale)

–reroa

USE rerovoc

rerovoc

Indexation matières RERO (autorités) (Martigny: Réseau des bibliothèques de Suisse occidentale)

[formerly coded:  reroa]

rma

Ru'us al-mawdu'at al-'Arabiyah (al-Riyad: 'Imadat Shu'un al-Maktabah, Jam. al-Riyad)

rpe

Rubrikator po ekonomike = Rubricator on economics (Moskva: Institut nauchnoi informatsii po obshchestvennym naukam)

rswk

Regeln für den Schlagwortkatalog (Berlin: Deutsches Bibliotheksinstitut)

rswkaf

Alternativform zum Hauptschlagwort

rugeo

Natsional'nyi normativnyi fail geograficheskikh nazvanii Rossiiskoi Federatsii (Moskva: Rossiiska íà gosudarstvennaíà biblioteka)

rurkp

Predmetnye rubriki Rossiiskoi knizhnoi palaty. (Moskva: Rossiiskaíà knizhnaíà palata)

rvm

Répertoire de vedettes-matière (Québec, Québec: Bibliothèque de l'Université Laval)

rvmgd

Thesaurus des descripteurs de groupes demographiques de l'Universite Laval (Quebec: Universite Laval)

samisk

Sámi bibliografia (Norga) = Samisk bibliografi (Norge) = Sami bibliography (Norway) (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

sanb

South African national bibliography authority file

sao

Svenska ämnesord (Stockholm: Kunglige Biblioteket, LIBRIS-avdelningen)

sbiao

Svenska barnboksinstitutets ämnesordslista (Stockholm: Svenska barnboksinstitutet)

sbt

Soggettario Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese (Cantone Ticino, Svizzera: Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese)

scbi

Soggettario per i cataloghi delle biblioteche italiane (Firenze: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze)

scgdst

Subject categorization guide for defense science and technology (Fort Belvoir, VA: Defense Technical Information Center, Defense Logistics Agency)

scisshl

SCIS subject headings (Carlton South, Vic.: Curriculum Corp.)

scot

Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT) (Melbourne, Vic.: Education Services Australia Ltd.)

sears

Sears list of subject headings (New York: H.W. Wilson)

sfit

Svenska filminstitutets tesaurus (Stockholm: Svenska filminstitutet)

sgc

Spolšni geslovnik COBISS.SI = COBISS.SI General List of subject headings (Slovenian subject headings) (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM))

sgce

Spolšni geslovnik COBISS.SI = COBISS.SI General List of subject headings (English subject headings) (Maribor, Slovenia: Institut informacijskih znanosti (IZUM))

shbe

Subject headings in business and economics (Stockholm: Handelshögskolan i Stockholm)

she

SHE: subject headings for engineering (New York: Engineering Index, inc.)

shsples

Subject headings for school and public libraries = Encabezamientos de materia para bibliotecas escolares y públicas (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited)

sigle

SIGLE [System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe] manual, Part 2, Subject category list (Den Haag: European Association for Grey Literature Exploitation)

sipri

SIPRI library thesaurus (Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute)

sk

"Zhong guo gu ji shan ban shu zong mu" fen lei biao [Si-ku]. (Bei jing: Zhong guo gu ji shan ban shu zong mu bian ji ling dao xiao zu ban gong shi)

skon

Att indexera skönlitteratur: Ämnesordslista, vuxenlitteratur. (Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksförening)

slem

Sears: lista de encabezamientos de materia. (New York: H. W. Wilson)

smda

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Directory of Airplanes (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

snt

Sexual nomenclature : a thesaurus (Boston: G.K. Hall)

socio

Sociological Abstracts Thesaurus (Bethesda, Maryland: CSA)

solstad

Solstad: emneord for Solstadbibliografien (Oslo: Nasjonalbiblioteket)

sosa

Sociaalialan asiasanasto (Helsinki: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

spines

Tesauro SPINES: un vocabulario controlado y estructurado para el tratamiento de información sobre ciencia y tecnología para el desarrollo (Madrid: UNESCO, ICYT)

ssg

Splošni slovenski geslovnik

sthus

Subject Taxonomy of the History of U.S. Foreign Relations (U. S. Department of State, Office of the Historian)

stw

Standard-Thesaurus Wirtschaft = STW Thesaurus for Economics (Kiel: ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften)

swd

Schlagwortnormdatei. (Frankfurt am Main: Die Deutsche Bibliothek)

swemesh

Svenska MeSH = Swedish MeSH (Stockholm: Karolinska Institutets Bibliotek)

taika

Taideteollisuuden asiasanasto (Helsinki: Kirjastopalvelu)

tasmas

Tesaurus de Asuntos Sociales del Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales de España (Madrid: Ministerio de Asuntos Sociales de España)

taxhs

A taxonomy of human services: a conceptual framework with standardized terminology and definitions for the field (El Monte, CA: Info. and Referral Fed. of LA County)

tbjvp

Tesauro de la Biblioteca Dr. Jorge Villalobos Padilla, S.J. (Guadalajara: ITESO Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara)

tekord

TEK-ord: UBiTs emneordliste for arkitektur, realfag, og teknolog (Norway: Universitetsbiblioteket i Trondheim.)

tero

TERO - Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

tesa

Tesauro Agrícola (Beltsville, Maryland: National Agricultural Library)

tesbhaecid

Tesauro de la Biblioteca Hispánica de la Biblioteca AECID (Madrid: AECID)

test

Thesaurus of engineering and scientific terms (Washington: U.S. Dept. of Defense)

tgn

Getty thesaurus of geographic names (Los Angeles, CA: Getty Research Institute)

tha

Barcala de Moyano, Graciela G., Cristina Voena. Tesauro de Historia Argentina (Buenos Aires, Editorial Dunken)

thema

Thema (Editeur.org)

thesoz

Thesaurus for the Social Sciences (Germany: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)

thia

Th.I.A. - Thesaurus italiano infanzia e adolescenza = Th.I.A. - Italian Thesaurus on Childhood and Adolescence (Italian National Childhood and Adolescence Documentation and Analysis Center)

tho

Thesauros Hellēnikōn Oron (Athēna: Ethniko Kentro Tekmēriosēs)

thub

Thesaurus de la Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona, Centre de Recursos per a l'Aprenentatge i la Investigació, Procés Tècnic)

tips

Tesauro ISOC de psicología (Madrid: Instituto de estudios documentales sobre ciencia y tecnologia)

tisa

Villagrá Rubio, Angel. Tesauro ISOC de sociología autores (Madrid: Instituto de estudios documentales sobre ciencia y tecnologia)

tlka

Työväenliikkeen kirjaston asiasanasto (Helsinki: Työväenliikkeen kirjasto)

tlsh

Subject heading authority list (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Library, Transportation Library)

trfarn

Lokale trefwoorden De Bibliotheek Arnhem

trfbmb

Lokale trefwoorden Bibliotheek Midden-Brabant

trfgr

Lokale trefwoorden Biblionet Groningen

trfoba

Lokale trefwoorden OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam)

trfzb

Lokale trefwoorden Zeeuwse Bibliotheken

trt

Transportation resource thesaurus (Silver Springs, MD: CDB Enterprises)

trtsa

Teatterin ja tanssin asiasanasto (Helsinki: BTJ Kirjastopalvelu)

tsht

Thesaurus of subject headings for television (Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press)

tsr

TSR-ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

ttka

Teologisen tiedekunnan kirjaston asiasanasto (Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto)

ttll

Roggau, Zunilda. Tell. Tesauro de lengua y literatura (Santa Fe, Argentina: Nuevo Parhadigma)

tucua

Thesaurus for use in college and university archives (Chicago, IL: Society of American Archivists)

udc

Universal decimal classification (London: British Standards Institute)

ukslc

UK Standard Library Categories (London: BIC)

ulan

Union list of artist names (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute)

umitrist

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute structured thesaurus (Ann Arbor, MI: Research Information and Publications Center, University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute)

unbisn

UNBIS name authority list (New York, NY: Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations; [London]: Chadwyck-Healey)

unbist

UNBIS thesaurus (New York, NY: Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations)

unescot

UNESCO thesaurus = Thésaurus de l'UNESCO = Tesauro de la UNESCO (Paris: UNESCO Publishing)

usaidt

USAID thesaurus: Keywords used to index documents included in the USAID Development Experience System. (Washington, DC: U.S. Agency for International Development)

valo

VALO - Fotografiska ontologin (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

vcaadu

Vocabulario controlado de arquitectura, arte, diseño y urbanismo. (Buenos Aires: Vitruvio Red de Bibliotecas de arquitectura, arte, diseño y urbanismo, Subcomisión de lenguaje)

vffyl

Vocabulario de la Biblioteca Central de la FFyL (Buenos Aires: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires)

vmj

Vedettes-matière jeunesse (Montréal, QC: Services documentaires multimédia)

waqaf

Maknas Uloom Al Waqaf (Kuwait: Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation)

watrest

Thesaurus of water resources terms: a collection of water resources and related terms for use in indexing technical information. (Washington: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)

wgst

Washington GILS Subject Tree (Tumwater, WA: Washington State Library)

wot

A Women's thesaurus (New York: Harper & Row)

wpicsh

WPIC Library thesaurus of subject headings (Pittsburgh, PA: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Library, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine)

ysa

Yleinen suomalainen asiasanasto (Helsinki: Kirjastopalvelu)

yso

YSO - Yleinen suomalainen ontologia (Helsinki: Kansalliskirjasto)

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

033 $2 (Date/Time and Place of an Event / Source of place term)

257 $2 (Country of Producing Entity / Source)

380 $2 (Form of Work / Source of term)

381 $2 (Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression / Source of term)

518 $2 (Date/Time and Place of Event Note / Source of term)

600-651 $2 (Subject Added Entry - Name, Corporate, Meeting, Uniform Title, Chronological, Topical, Geographic / Source of heading or term)

654 $2 (Subject Added Entry - Faceted Topical Term / Source of heading or term)

662 $2 (Subject Added Entry - Hierarchical Place Name / Source of heading or term)

751 $2 (Added Entry - Geographical Name / Source of heading or term)

752 $2 (Added Entry - Hierarchical Place Name / Source of heading or term)

 Authority records

040 $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading or thesaurus conventions

700-788 $2 (Heading Linking Entries / Source of heading or term)

370 $2 (Associated Place / Source of term)

372 $2 (Field of Activity / Source of term)

373 $2 (Affiliation / Source of term)

376 $2 (Family Information / Source of term)

380 $2 (Form of Work / Source of term)

381 $2 (Other Distinguishing Characteristics of Work or Expression / Source of term)

 Classification records

700-711, 730-751, 754 $2 (Index Term - Name, Corporate, Meeting, Uniform Title, Chronological, Topical, Geographic, Faceted Topical / Source of heading or term)

 Community Information records

600-651 $2 (Subject Added Entry - Name, Corporate, Meeting, Uniform Title, Chronological, Topical, Geographic / Source of heading or term)

654 $2 (Subject Added Entry - Faceted Topical Term / Source of heading or term)

MODS/MADS Elements

 mods: subject @authority

 mads: authority / topic @authority

 mads: authority / temporal @authority

 mads: authority / geographic @authority

 mads: authority / hierarchicalGeographic @authority

 mads: related / topic @authority

 mads: related / temporal @authority

 mads: related / geographic @authority

 mads: related / hierarchicalGeographic @authority

 mads: variant / topic @authority

 mads: variant / temporal @authority

 mads: variant / geographic @authority

 mads: variant / hierarchicalGeographic @authority

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents