LCSH Introductory Pages
The first step in using a subject heading book is to look at the introductory pages at the front of the first volume. This material explains how the subject headings in the book are organized, and how to use them in a cataloging record.
These introductory pages also explain the terminology and abbreviations used in the actual lists themselves. Subject heading books contain an alphabetical listing of suggested subject headings. Under each heading there are usually several of these terms and/or abbreviations with additional information to aid the cataloger in using the lists. This additional information may include any or all of the following:
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