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Find the fields, subfields, notes, and product availability for the Subject word (su:), phrase (su=), and whole phrase (suw= or sa=) indexes.

A subject search can be used to find any topic, including people and organizations, geographic areas, time periods, titles discussed, and taxonomic terms, that is specifically defined by the system for handling the subject of a work, real or fictitious.

Word (su:)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label su:
Search? Yes Yes Yes
Browse? Yes Yes ---
Examples su:horror and yr:1990 and mt:rec su:horror AND yr:1990 AND mt:rec
Fields/Subfields
  • 600 a-e g j k m-t v x-z
  • 610 a-e g k m-p r-t v x-z
  • 611 a c-e g k n p q t v x-z
  • 630 a d k m-p r-t v x-z
  • 648 a v x-z
  • 650 a b g v x-z
  • 651 a g v x-z
  • 653 a
  • 654 a b v y z
  • 655 a b v x-z
  • 754 a d
Qualifier Index? No
Notes
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • Retain first comma in name, if the comma is not the last element of a subfield.
  • 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 su:horror). For more information, see Browse (scan an index).
Phrase (su=)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label su=
Search? Yes Yes Yes
Browse? Yes Yes ---
Examples
  • su=french language
  • su=coffeehouses in art
Fields/Subfields
  • 600 a-e g j k m-t v x-z
  • 610 a-e g k m-p r-t v x-z
  • 611 a c-e g k n p q t v x-z
  • 630 a d k m-p r-t v x-z
  • 648 a v x-z
  • 650 a b g v x-z
  • 651 a g v x-z
  • 653 a
  • 654 a b v y z
  • 655 a b v x-z
  • 754 a d
Qualifier Index? No
Notes
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • Retain first comma in name, if the comma is not the last element of a subfield.
  • 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 su=coffeehouses in art). For more information, see Browse (scan an index).
Whole phrase (suw= or sa=)
  Connexion FirstSearch WorldShare and WorldCat Discovery
Label suw= sa= ---
Search? Yes Yes ---
Browse? Yes Yes ---
Examples
  • suw=french language self instruction and yr:1990
  • suw=english language textbooks for foreign speakers chinese and yr:1990
sa=french language self instruction and yr:1990 ---
Fields/Subfields
  • 600 a-e g j k m-t v x-z
  • 610 a-e g k m-p r-t v x-z
  • 611 a c-e g k n p q t v x-z
  • 630 a d k m-p r-t v x-z
  • 648 a v x-z
  • 650 a b g v x-z
  • 651 a g v x-z
  • 654 a b v y z
  • 655 a b v x-z
  • 754 a d
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Qualifier Index? No  ---
Notes
  • Supports non-Latin script searches.
  • Retain first comma in name, if the comma is not the last element of a subfield.
  • 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 suw=french language self instruction). For more information, see Browse (scan an index).
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