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MODS Elements and Attributes

(MODS Guidelines are currently being updated to reflect MODS 3.8)

The MODS top-level elements are listed below in the order in which they appear in the MODS schema.

Top-Level Elements in MODS

All top-level elements are described on individual pages, along with their subelements and attributes (listed in order, read down each column):

titleInfo language note location
name physicalDescription subject accessCondition
typeOfResource abstract classification part
genre tableOfContents relatedItem extension
originInfo targetAudience identifier recordInfo

Alphabetical Index of MODS Elements and Subelements

An alphabetical index of all MODS elements and subelements.

Common Attributes Used Throughout the MODS Schema

A list of common attributes that may be applied to multiple MODS elements, as indicated in the MODS schema.


Last Updated: November 2, 2022