The database contains headings used in subject processing of documents at the National Library. It can be searched via one index: subject heading/subdivision (temat/okreslnik), containing all subject headings, subdivisions, see from tracings, and see also from tracings. Headings can be displayed in two formats. The first - labeled format - is similar to its presentation in the printed version entitled Sownik jzyka hase przedmiotowych Biblioteki Narodowej (National Library Subject Headings), where the acronim TS stands for the broader term, TW - for the narrower term, TK - for the related term, and NU - for not to be used term. The other one is MARC21 Format for Authority Data. The association of links between headings and tracings is provided for consultation in the OPAC of the main catalog database of the National Library in the INNOPAC system (

The 5th printed edition of Sownik jzyka hase przedmiotowych Biblioteki Narodowej has been published in 2005. Printed version can be ordered at the National Library Publishing Office, Dept. of Promotion, tel.(+48-22) 608-2539, tel/fax (+48-22) 608-2552, e-mail:

Full database is also available on CD-ROM (Pricelist). The database on CD-ROM can be ordered at the Division of Data Processing, tel. (+48-22) 608-2526, fax (+48-22) 608-2863, e-mail:

Any remarks relating to the database should be directed to Anna Stolarczyk (Department of JHPBN), tel. (+48-22) 608-2445, e-mail: .

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Biblioteka Narodowa
al. Niepodlegoci 213
02-086 Warszawa

Last update: March 10th, 2008.