Change to Terminology Services

The Terminology Services prototype employed library and web standards to make the terms, relationships, and other information in controlled vocabularies available as resources on the web. Since the release of the prototype, linked data services, like those offered by the Library of Congress and the U.S. National Library of Medicine, have largely replaced the functionality provided by the Research prototype. For this reason, OCLC is discontinuing support for the Terminology Services prototype. The FAST linked data service will continue to be accessible at:

OCLC Research will be retiring the Terminology Services prototype on 20 November 2015.

Please see the list below for other sites/services that provide access to the controlled vocabularies accessible through the OCLC Research prototype.

Book Industry Study Group Subject Headings (BISAC)
Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST subject headings)
Form and genre headings for fiction and drama (GSAFD)
Library of Congress Children's Subject Headings
Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT)
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
Thesaurus for Graphic Materials

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