Headings for proper names not included in the Name Authority File are established in the Subject Authority File. Such names include non-jurisdictional geographic names; names of buildings, structures, etc.; names of legendary or fictitious characters; names of families, dynasties, royal houses, etc.; names of works of art; and names of other entities such as historical events, psychological tests, prizes, products, games, tribes, and national and ethnic groups. Wherever feasible and appropriate, attempts are made to establish headings for other named entities in forms compatible with AACR2 headings.

image\POINT_BL.gif 6.221 Variant names:

When an entity is known by more than one name or when the name may be presented in different forms, such as acronyms, abbreviations, and spelled out names, the best-known name or form, if it can be determined, is chosen as the heading.

image\POINT_BL.gif 6.222 Language:

The English form of the name, when one is in common use, is chosen, except for post-1500 buildings and for structures such as parks, cemeteries, and roads, for which the vernacular form is chosen. The form in a foreign language is also used in cases where there is no English form in general use.

6.222 Reference

image\POINT_BL.gif 6.223 Current vs. obsolete names:

In general, the latest name by which a named entity is known is used as the subject heading.

See also:

6.2 Named entities