Definitions for "LCSH"
Library of Congress Subject Headings. The primary classification system used by I.D. Weeks Library. This is the classification system used by most academic and research libraries in the United States. It keeps items together by subject (see Call Number) by dividing knowledge into subject areas and assigning letters and numbers for library materials.
Library of Congress Subject Headings. An established list of preferred subject terms, selected by a subject specialist at the Library of Congress, from which an indexer or cataloger may select when assigning subject headings to a bibliographic record representing a work he/she is cataloging.
Library of Congress Subject Headings controlled vocabulary used for creating subject terms and geographical terms.