Thema Subject Categories 1.3 NEW

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
A The Arts
C Language & Linguistics
D Biography, Literature & Literary studies
F Fiction & Related items
Use with: (all F* codes) may be used with PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent & significant; appropriate non-fiction codes may be added after F* codes to indicate specific central themes or topics in fiction
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G Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
J Society & Social Sciences
K Economics, Finance, Business & Management
L Law
M Medicine & Nursing
N History & Archaeology
P Mathematics & Science
Q Philosophy & Religion
R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning
S Sports & Active outdoor recreation
T Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes
Use for: associated skills, trades & professions
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U Computing & Information Technology
V Health, Relationships & Personal development
W Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Use for: (all W* codes) popular accounts for general readership. Prefer Sections A*, K*, P*, R*, T*, etc, as appropriate, for specialist & academic works
X Graphic novels, Comic books, Cartoons
Use with: a ‘type’ from XA*, followed where possible & appropriate, with a ‘genre’ from XQ* for graphic novels & comic books
Y Children’s, Teenage & Educational
Use with: (all Y* codes) 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate
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1 Place qualifiers
DO NOT USE “1” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 1* as appropriate
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2 Language qualifiers
DO NOT USE “2” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 2* as appropriate
3 Time period qualifiers
DO NOT USE “3” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 3* as appropriate
4 Educational purpose qualifiers
DO NOT USE “4” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 4* as appropriate
5 Interest qualifiers
DO NOT USE “5” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 5* as appropriate
6 Style qualifiers
DO NOT USE “6” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 6* as appropriate

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