Previous versions of Thema are still available 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0.
Browse the Thema subject categories hierarchy, or search for a specific term within the hierarchy.
Use INTEREST 5* Qualifier codes WITH appropriate subject codes for: indicating a variety of characteristics relating to the main content of the particular work. 5A* age codes to qualify Y* codes, 5H* to indicate content about a particular holiday or event, 5L* to indicate content about a particular age group / generation, 5P* to indicate content about a particular grouping of people, etc. National extensions (i.e. 5*-xx- format codes, where ‘xx’ indicates a country code) can be assigned by any user, and are not exclusive to users in the indicated country. All 5* codes must be used to describe a main content or topic of the work. DO NOT USE: as a marketing target audience code, the 5* Qualifier must relate to the main content of a work. DO NOT USE: code “5” itself, but select appropriate specific qualifiers from section 5*
|5X||Contains explicit or offensive material or content
Use for: titles featuring scenes or vocabulary, that could cause offense or upset an unaware reader, usually of a sexual or violent or discriminatory nature, and therefore only suitable for a relatively mature teen or an adult audience and where it is considered important that any potential reader is made aware that the content may not be suitable for all. If using 5X with a Y* code it is highly recommended that an explanation of the reason for using it be sent in a descriptive text elsewhere in the titles metadata and that a suitable 5A * Age qualifier be used
- An ellipsis indicates a category has more detailed subcategories
- Click on a category description to reveal these ‘descendant’ subcategories
- Indentation indicates the ancestors and descendants of a category
- Click on the ✽ or ? to see or hide the usage notes
- Search for categories (for example ‘celebrity’) using the search field at the top
- Searches are not case-sensitive, and search both the category headings and any notes
- You don’t need to use complete words (eg ‘celeb’)
- You can also search for Thema codes – these searches must be exact (eg ‘MFGV’)
- Click on a search result category to see it ‘in context’ with its ancestor and descendant categories
- A click on ‘Category heading’ or a blank search returns you to the top level of the hierarchy
- Click on the notation to copy the code to the clipboard