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Geographic Coverage

Find the fields, subfields, notes, and product availability for the Geographic Coverage word (gc:) and phrase (gc=) indexes.
Word (gc:)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label gc:
Search? Yes Yes Yes
Browse? Yes Yes  ---
Examples
  • gc:madrid
  • gc:cape
Fields/Subfields
  • 043 a
  • 600 z
  • 610 z
  • 611 z
  • 630 z
  • 648 z
  • 650 z
  • 651 a z
  • 653 a (if indicator 2 = 5)
  • 654 z
  • 655 z
Qualifier Index? No
Notes
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • For 043 a, the English expanded value of the code is indexed at the most local level.
  • For 043 c, ISO 3166 codes for geographic areas are indexed along with the English expanded value.
  • Available only as a command-line (full syntax search); unavailable in guided search index lists.
  • Scan an index from the Command Line Search by entering the Scan command (sca), the index label with appropriate punctuation, and the term, and then clicking Search (example: sca gc:cape). For more information, see Browse (scan an index).
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • For 043 a, the English expanded value of the code is indexed at the most local level.
  • For 043 c, ISO 3166 codes for geographic areas are indexed along with the English expanded value.
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • For 043 a, the English expanded value of the code is indexed at the most local level.
  • For 043 c, ISO 3166 codes for geographic areas are indexed along with the English expanded value.
Phrase (gc=)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label gc=
Search? Yes Yes Yes
Browse? Yes Yes  ---
Examples gc=capetown
Fields/Subfields
  • 043 a
  • 600 z
  • 610 z
  • 611 z 
  • 630 z
  • 648 z
  • 650 z
  • 651 a z
  • 653 a (if indicator 2 = 5)
  • 654 z
  • 655 z
Qualifier Index? No
Notes
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • For 043 a, the most local level provided is indexed.
  • For 043 c, ISO 3166 codes for geographic areas are indexed.
  • Available only as a command-line (full syntax search); unavailable in guided search index lists.
  • Scan an index from the Command Line Search by entering the Scan command (sca), the index label with appropriate punctuation, and the term, and then clicking Search (example: sca gc=capetown). For more information, see Browse (scan an index).
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • For 043 a, the most local level provided is indexed.
  • For 043 c, ISO 3166 codes for geographic areas are indexed.
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • For 043 a, the most local level provided is indexed.
  • For 043 c, ISO 3166 codes for geographic areas are indexed.

 

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