Most references used in LCSH are specific references that lead form one heading or one term to another heading. General references that link a term or heading to a group of headings are also used when it is considered impractical to list as specific references all individual headings encompassed by a broader heading. Such references are made in the following situations: references to free-floating subdivisions, references to categories or types of name headings, references to a group of headings beginning with the same word, and references providing information about the use of a particular subdivision.

10.4 Reference:

10.41 General USE references

10.42 General SA (See also) references

See also:

10.0 Term relationships