This is a note under the subject heading that explains and clarifies what is meant and what is not meant in the definition of the term and in its use as a subject heading.
Below is the scope note for "Actresses."
Actresses (May Subd Geog)
Library of Congress Subject Headings, 24th
The (May Subd Geog) indicates that the subject may be subdivided by geographic areas. The [PN2205-PN2217] on the next line are the Library of Congress classification numbers that are most often used for this subject area. The scope note begins below these numbers. Notice that the scope note gives very specific information about how this subject heading interacts with others and how it is to be used in specific situations.
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