Definition and scope:

Fields 663-666 contain information about unauthorized forms of name headings, different authorized forms of name headings, and other variants not chosen as the authorized form when the relationships cannot be adequately conveyed by one or more simple cross references.

The see reference note fields (260, 664, and 666) are used in reference records to lead from an unestablished heading to established headings.  The see also reference note fields (360, 663, and 665) are used to lead from an established heading to other established headings.

Cross reference displays generated from the reference note fields are complex cross references.  In a complex cross reference display, the content of the 1XX field of a record is the heading referred from, and, following a reference instruction phrase, the reference note field contains the heading(s) referred to.

For more information about references and tracings, see:

Tracings and References - General Information  (Tracing fields, reference fields, simple and complex cross references including examples, input conventions, etc.)

Specific field information:

For information on content designators (indicator and subfield code definitions and examples), National level requirements, field and subfield repeatability, and input conventions for any of the 663-666 fields, select from the list below:

663  Complex See Also Reference - Name  (NR)

664  Complex See Reference - Name  (NR)

665  History Reference  (NR)

666  General Explanatory Reference - Name  (NR)

See also:

Tracings and References - General Information

Variable Data Fields