Terminology Services

Experimental Services for Controlled Vocabularies

a project of OCLC Research

Highlights

  • Search descriptions of controlled vocabularies
  • Search for concepts/headings in a controlled vocabulary
  • Retrieve a single concept/heading by its identifier
  • View relationships for a concept/heading including equivalence, hierarchical, and associative
  • Retrieve concepts/headings in multiple representations including HTML, MARC XML, SKOS, and Zthes.
  • Search using SRU CQL syntax

Technical Resources

Vocabulary Resources

Browse Links: bisacsh gmgpc gsafd lcgft lcshac
Name: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT)
Description: Genre and form terms for library and archival materials.
Date: 2014-02
Identifier: lcgft
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Name: Book Industry Study Group Subject Headings (BISAC®). Used with permission.
Description: A controlled vocabulary used within the North American book industry to describe the topical content of books.
Date: 2009
Identifier: bisacsh
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Name: Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST subject headings)
Description: A controlled vocabulary based on the terminology of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH).
Date: 2012-04
Identifier: fast
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Name: Form and genre headings for fiction and drama
Description: Form and genre terms from the Guidelines On Subject Access To Individual Works Of Fiction, Drama, Etc., 2nd ed.
Date: 2001-09
Identifier: gsafd
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Name: Library of Congress AC Subject Headings
Description: Headings for juvenile literature created for the Annotated Card (AC) program. Must be used in conjunction with LCSH.
Date: 2014-02
Identifier: lcshac
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Name: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Description: A general subject heading vocabulary maintained by the U.S. Library of Congress.
Date: 2014-02
Identifier: lcsh
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Name: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®)
Description: A controlled vocabulary for biomedical and health-related information produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Date: 2013-09
Identifier: mesh
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Name: Thesaurus for graphic materials: TGM I, Subject terms
Description: Subject terms for graphic materials maintained by the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Date: 2012-10
Identifier: lctgm
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Name: Thesaurus for graphic materials: TGM II, Genre terms
Description: Genre headings and terms for physical characteristics for graphic materials maintained by the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Date: 2012-10
Identifier: gmgpc
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Name: Controlled Vocabulary Metadata
Description: Descriptions of controlled vocabularies
Date: 2012-05
Identifier: meta
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