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General Note (500) field

Find the available subfields and character limit for field 500 in CatExpress.

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General Note maps to field 500 (General Note) subfield $a (General Note). This is an optional field.

General information

Enter notes for bibliographic data not present elsewhere in the record or information that is present elsewhere but must be repeated in field 500 to provide an intelligible note.


  • This is part of the Johnson ecology series.
  • An adaptation of the 1922 film of the same title.
  • Slides with every 7th issue.
  • Subtitle varies.
  • Microfilm; original signed by John Hancock.

Character limit

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