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Title: 155 - Heading - Genre/Form Term (NR)

The Heading - Genre/Form Term (155 tag) of the MARC 
authority record usually contains an established 
form of a term that can be used as a genre/form 
heading. Genre/form headings indicate what a work 
is rather than what it is about. Genre/form works are 
identified by characteristics such as: style, plot, 
mood or tone, character type, and theme. 

Genre/form headings are established by agencies that
publish them in either print or electronic form. For 
instance, the Library of Congress publishes the 
Library of Congress Subject Headings(LCSH) and 
the American Library Association publishes the 
Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works 
of Fiction, Drama, etc. In addition to established 
headings local libraries may add their own genre/form 
headings for local use. 


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   Main term portion

     a Genre/form term (NR)  

   Subject subdivision portion

     v Form subdivision (R) 

     x General subdivision (R) 

     z Geographical subdivision (R) 


     155    _aHistorical fiction

     155    _aLove stories

     155    _aWestern stories
            _zUnited States
            _y20th century

     155    _aWar stories

     155    _aParables

     155    _aTelevision plays

     155    _aWestern films

     155    _aSpy television programs

     155    _aRadio and television novels

     155    _aDictionary
            _y18th century

     155    _aPhotographs