specific entry

What is specific entry?

specific entry meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

In subject analysis, the principle that a work is listed in a library catalog, index, or bibliographic database under the most specific subject heading(s) or descriptor(s) that fully describe its content. For example, a book about poets would be entered under “Poets” not “Writers” and a work about French poets under “French poets” or “Poets, French” rather than “Poets.” Compare with coextensive entry.


reference: ABC-CLIO