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Broader Term: 

n. ~ 1. Description · The principal access point in a catalog record. - 2. Description · A complete bibliographic description, including the heading used as the principal access point, presented in the form by which the item is to be identified and cited.

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The main entry1 is usually the name of the individual chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of a work, a corporate entity, or the title of the work. See "Choice of Access Points" (chapter 12) in Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules for details. If the main entry is a name, it is recorded in MARC fields 100, 110, 111, or 130; if it is a title, it is recorded in field 245. - A main entry2 may include added entries.