b'Types of Subject Headings / Geographic Headingsmuch more numerous and are often assigned to individual literary works. These headings will bediscussed at greater length below under Literature. The distinction between form headings andtopical headings in literature can sometimes be made by using the singular form for the topicalheading and the plural for the form heading. Short story, for example, is topical, for materials aboutthe short story as a literary form, while Short stories is a form. Likewise, Essay is topical, whileEssays is a form. The peculiarities of language, however, do not always permit this distinction.GEOGRAPHIC HEADINGSMany works in a librarys collection are about geographic areas, countries, cities, etc. Theappropriate subject heading for such a work is the name of the place in question. Geographicheadings are the established names of individual places, from places as large as Africa to places assmall as Walden Pond (Mass.). They signify not only physical places but also politicaljurisdictions. These headings differ from topical subject headings in that they refer to a unique entityrather than to an abstraction or category of things.The Sears List does not attempt to provide geographic headings, which are numerous far beyond thescope of a single volume. The geographic headings that are found in Sears, such as United States,Ohio, and Chicago (Ill.), are offered only as examples. The cataloger using the Sears List mustestablish geographic headings as needed with the aid of standard references sources. Somesuggested sources are the most current editions of The Columbia Gazetteer of the World; NationalGeographic Atlas of the World; Statesmans Year-book; Times Atlas of the World;Merriam-Websters Geographical Dictionary; and the Web site of the U.S. Board of GeographicNames. The geographic headings and geographic subdivisions found in Sears follow the form ofabbreviation for qualifying states, provinces, etc., found in Appendix B (Abbreviations) of AACR2.NAMESStill other materials in a librarys collection are about individual persons, families, corporate bodies,literary works, motion pictures, etc. The appropriate heading for such material is the unique name ofthe entity in question. The three major types of name headings are personal names, corporate names,and uniform titles. Individual or personal name headings are usually established in the invertedform, with dates if necessary, and with See references from alternate forms. The heading Clinton,Bill, for example, would require a See reference from Clinton, William Jefferson, and if thelibrary had material about any other person called Bill Clinton, the name heading for the presidentwould need to take the form Clinton, Bill, 1946-. Corporate name headings are the commonlyestablished names of corporate bodies, such as business firms, institutions, buildings, sports teams,performing groups, etc. Materials about a corporate body, such as Rockefeller Center or FortLauderdale International Boat Show, are entered directly under the corporate name heading as asubject. Uniform titles are the established names of sacred scriptures, anonymous literary works,periodicals, motion pictures, radio and television programs, etc. Materials about a particular motionpicture or about an anonymous literary work, for example, are entered directly under the uniformA-25'