MARC 400 See From Tracing Personal Name

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MARC field 400 in the Authority format contains tracings for personal name see-from reference. It is used in an established heading or established heading and subdivision record to trace a see from reference from a personal name not used in an established heading. This field is repeatable.

Commonly-used tags


1st = Type of personal name element
0 - Forename
1 - Surname
3 - Family name

Subfield delimiters

ǂa - Personal name (NR)
ǂc - Titles and other words associated with a name (R)
ǂd - Dates associated with a name (NR)
ǂq - Fuller form of name (NR)

Policy and formulation

  • When referring from initials, make references from both direct and inverted order


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