Ending Punctuation for Variable Fields
 

  
Field Must End In

100's

100-130 .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  --

200's

210-240   Never ADD punctuation
242 Last subfield preceding $y ends with a period
243   Never ADD punctuation
245 .
246-247   Never ADD punctuation
250-257 .
260   .  )  ]  -  (Serials may end in , at end of $b)
261 .
262   .  )  ]  -
263-270 Never ADD punctuation

300's

300   .  (when 4XX is present)   .  )  ] (when no 4XX is present)
306 Never ADD punctuation
307   .
310-321 Never ADD punctuation (Serials may end in , at end of $b)
340   .  )  ]
342 Never ADD punctuation
343-352   .
355-357 Never ADD punctuation
362   .  -

400's

400-490 Never ADD punctuation

500's

500-501   .  >  "  ?  !  -  --  (See Note 1)
502-504 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
505 0   .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
505 1   Never ADD punctuation
505 2   .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
506-508 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
510   Never ADD punctuation ($b may end with a - )
511-515 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
516   Never ADD punctuation
518-530 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
533   .  >  "  ?  !  -  -- (See Note 1)
534 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
535-536   Never ADD punctuation
538-562 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
565   Never ADD punctuation
567-581 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
583   Never ADD punctuation
584-585 .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
586   Never ADD punctuation
59X .  >  "  ?  !  -  --

600's

600-630   .  >  "  ?  !  -  --
650-651 .  >  "  ?  !  -  -- (See Note 1)
653   Never ADD punctuation
654-655 .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  --  (See Note 1)
656-657   .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  -- 

(See Notes 1 & 3)

658 .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  -- (See Note 1)
69X   .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  --

700's

700-730 .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  --
740   .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  -- * (See Note 1)
752 (See Note 2)
753   Never ADD punctuation
754 (See Note 1)
755   (See Notes 1 & 2)
76X-78X

Never ADD punctuation, unless an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a period is present, or subfield $a is the last subfield ($a ends with a . ).

800's

800-830   .  )  ]  "  ?  !  -  --
856 Never ADD punctuation (if $z is the last subfield, this may include a mark of punctuation)
886   Never ADD punctuation


Notes
 1) If the final subfield is $2 (or $3, $5 or $7), the punctuation precedes the subfield.

 2)

Unless the last word in the field is an abbreviation, initial/letter, or other data that ends with a mark of punctuation.

 3)

An index term followed by a subject subdivision does not end with a mark of punctuation unless the preceding term ends with an abbreviation, initial/letter, open date, or other data that end with a mark of punctuation.