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|D||Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Use all D* codes for: specialist and general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘D’ itself, but select specific categories from section D*. Use all D* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, PLACE 1*, LANGUAGE 2* or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
|DN||Biography and non-fiction prose
Class here: life-writing. Use all DN* codes with: another specific subject code where possible, e.g. SFH “Golf” with DNBS.
See also: FC Biographical fiction
|DNBB||Biography: business and industry|
|DNBF||Biography: arts and entertainment||1.4|
|DNBH||Biography: historical, political and military|
Class here: literary biography, biographies of novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists etc
|DNBM||Biography: philosophy and social sciences||1.2|
|DNBP||Biography: adventurers and explorers||1.3|
|DNBT||Biography: science, technology and medicine|
|DNBX||Biography: religious and spiritual|
Use for: biographies of several people in single volume. Use with: appropriate DNB* code indicating area where possible.
See also: GBCB Dictionaries of biography
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