Searching Name Authority Headings
the search type "Name Authority Headings" on the main
search screen to browse...
- Personal authors and creators, including editors,
performers, photographers, artists, etc.
- Group authors and creators, including corporate entities,
government bodies, conferences, jurisdictions, etc.
...established by the Library of Congress (and cooperating
partners) and used in Library of Congress Online Catalog records.
Keyword Searching of authority records is not available
in this release of Library of Congress Authorities.
All searches should be entered beginning with the leftmost
word of the heading (see search tips
Personal or Group Authors/Creators are searchable
as Name Authority Headings. Most name authority headings
and references also can be searched as Subject Authority
Headings; but to ensure retrieval of all relevant records,
it is recommended that only the Name Authority Headings
search type should be used to search for name/title headings.
Subject headings for Geographic Names (151
field in MARC 21) may also be searched using this search type.
Name Authority Search Examples:
|Name type . . .
||Search Examples . . .
||weber carl maria von
napoleon i emperor
|compound last name
||de la mare walter
||united states congressional budget office
california administrative office
||battelle memorial institute
metropolitan museum of art
||american telephone and telegraph
||international symposium on antarctic glaciology
(MARC tag 151)
|ararat mount turkey
How to View Authorities and References:
Your search results will be presented as a Headings
List -- a list of all name headings in the
Library of Congress Online Catalog, whether the headings have
online authority records associated with them or not.
Please Note: Headings that end with
the legend "[from old catalog]" were assigned before
the online cataloging era and may not be associated with an online
authority record. In addition, the Headings List may display headings
from in-process catalog records for which authority records will
be made in the near future.
The Name Authority Headings search is a "browse,"
placing you at the point in the index most closely matching your
search words. Select to
view headings that precede your search words alphabetically or scroll
down to view headings following your search words.
To retrieve authority information, references and/or scope
notes for a heading, select the icon shown to the left of the heading.
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