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Catalog entries contain several fields. The following table shows the names of these fields and their contents. Fields without information do not appear on a catalog entry.

Field Contents
Title The item’s title, including subtitles and inclusive dates.
Stmnt. Resp. (Statement of Responsibility) The relationship between the author and the item.
Authors Names of people, organizations, agencies, and so forth that have created the item or are the subjects of the item. To view other titles by or about the author (the Author Details screen), click on the underlined text in this field.
Notes Information such as descriptions, summaries, translations, contents, relationships to other records, and so forth.
Subjects Subjects under which an item is cataloged. To view other titles with the same subject (the Subject Details screen), click on the underlined text in this field. See Places Search Subject Subdivisions.
Copies

Information about each copy of an item, including: Call Number. A unique number assigned to the item to show its shelf location. Items about similar subjects often have similar call numbers. Location. An abbreviation that indicates the building, collection, and shelf where the item is located. Some items may be in storage. At the Family History Library, you can request these items at the access services window.

Format The type of material the item is.
Scale The scale information for cartographic items.
Projection The projection information for cartographic items.
Language The language the item is in.
Publication The place of publication, publisher, and date of publication.
Physical A description of the item’s physical characteristics.
Edition The item’s edition number if it is other than the first edition.
ISBN/ISSN The item’s International Standard Book Number or Serial Number.
Summary Contents The library holding information for a serial.
Numeric Designation A serial’s beginning and ending volumes, issue numbers (where applicable), and publication dates.
Subject Class The part of the call number that represents the item’s contents. This field is used mainly for books and other printed materials. To view other books and print materials with the same subject class, click on the underlined text in this field. (Note: Microfilms and microfiche are not included on this list.)
Series The series title and volume numbers of a series. To view the titles that belong to the series, click on the series title.
Title Also Known As Other titles that this item may be known by. This may be the title on the cover, a former title, and so forth.
References Names of other titles related to the item. To view a title, click on the underlined text in this field.
Part of The title of the item this item is part of. To view a title, click on the underlined text in this field.
Contains The titles of items that are part of this item. To view the titles that are part of this item, click on the underlined text in this field.
Film Notes

A description of the microfilm or microfiche on which the item appears. It includes: Note. A description of the records on the microfilm or microfiche. Location. An abbreviation that indicates the building, collection, and shelf where the item is located. Some items may be in storage. At the Family History Library, you can request these items at an access services window Film. The microfilm or microfiche number and item numbers, if any.


 

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