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ready United States Geological Survey Thesaurus

Abbreviation: USGS Thesaurus

General Information
The United States Geological Survey Thesaurus (USGS Thesaurus) is a controlled vocabulary providing category terms for scientific information products generated by the U.S. Geological Survey. It is designed as a formal thesaurus conforming to ANSI/NISO Z39.19. The thesaurus is limited in depth and specificity of coverage. It does not attempt to replicate existing controlled vocabularies. The intention is to provide sufficient contextual cues for the information seeker to determine the relevance of a resource, not to precisely locate the answer to a specific user question.


Countries that developed this resource United States

Created in 2005

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Record added: Jan. 11, 2021, 2:14 p.m.
Record updated: Jan. 11, 2021, 2:14 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.



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