Skip to main content
OCLC Support

Language

Find the fields, subfields, notes, and product availability for the Language word (la: or ln:) and phrase (la= or ln=) indexes.
Word (la: or ln:)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label la: ln: ln:
Search? Yes Yes Yes
Browse? Yes Yes  ---
Examples
  • la:eng
  • la:english
  • ln:eng
  • ln:english
Fields/Subfields
  • 008/35-37
  • 041 a (if indicator 1 = 0)
  • 041 2 (if indicator 2 = 7)
  • 041 b d e f g j
  • 377 a
Qualifier Index? Yes
Notes
  • 3-character code or language name.
  • See the MARC Code List for Languages for lists of language names 3-character codes.
  • Use to limit a search to records with one or more languages (see more in Combine, qualify, and expand searches).
  • Code zxx is a valid language code in records for items that have no associated language (for example, scores or sound recordings with no sung or spoken text).
  • In Connexion, 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 la:english). For more information, see Browse (scan an index).
Language (Primary) - Phrase (la= or ln=)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label la= la= ln=
Search? Yes Yes Yes
Browse?  ---  ---  ---
Examples
  • la=fre
  • kw:coffeehouse* and la=japanese
  • la=fre
  • kw:coffeehouse* and la=jpn
  • ln=fre
  • kw:coffeehouse* AND ln=japanese
Fields/Subfields 008/35-37
Qualifier Index? Yes
Notes
  • In FirstSearch, searchable by 008 language code only; see MARC Code List for Languages for the list of codes.
  • Use to limit a search to records with one primary language (see more about limiting searches in Combine, qualify, and expand searches).
  • Code zxx is a valid language code in records for items that have no associated language (for example, scores or sound recordings with no sung or spoken text).

 

  • Was this article helpful?