Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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V Health, Relationships and Personal development
Use all V* codes for: general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘V’ itself, but select specific categories from section V*. Use all V* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular INTEREST 5* Qualifiers.
Prefer: codes from C*, J*, K*, L*, M*, Q*, R* for specialist works
VS Self-help, personal development and practical advice
Use all VS* codes for: popular accounts for general readership.
Prefer: codes from Sections C*, J*, K*, L*, Q*, R* etc, as appropriate, for specialist and academic works
VSA Practical advice: Life hacks / handy tips
Use for: collections of useful and practical tips, often across different subjects, about making life a bit easier. Use with: other subject codes as appropriate
VSB Personal finance
Class here: managing your money, income, household budget
VSC Advice on careers and achieving success
Class here: presentation skills. Use for: practical advice for improving work-related skills and competencies, being successful professionally, advancing your career, navigating the workplace. Use with: 4CP* codes for preparation for professional tests, or exams, and with other subject codes for sector-specific advice
VSD Law, citizenship and rights for the lay person
VSF Roadcraft and driving
Class here: learning to drive, study aids for driving tests, getting a driver’s licence, advanced driving. Use with: WGC* codes to indicate what type of vehicle, as appropriate
VSG Consumer advice
See also: WJS Shopping guides
VSH Housing and property for the individual: buying/selling and legal aspects
See also: WK* Home and house maintenance and its subcategories
VSK Advice on education
See also: JN* Education and its subcategories
VSL Adult literacy guides and handbooks
See also: CFC Literacy
VSN Adult numeracy guides and handbooks
VSP Popular psychology
See also: QDX Popular philosophy
VSR Retirement
See also: KFFP Pensions
VSS Soft skills and dealing with other people
Class here: advice on dealing with social situations, life skills, organising your life
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VSW Living and working in other countries: practical advice
VSY Survivalism / Preparing for emergencies
Class here: disaster manuals, preppers’ guides. Use for: practical guides for preparing for possible disruptions, disasters (natural and man-made), emergencies or crises
VSZ Self-sufficiency and ‘green’ lifestyle
Class here: Ethical, low carbon, plastic-free, low-impact lifestyles, simple living. Use for: practical advice, tips or suggestions for living a sustainable lifestyle.
See also: RNU Sustainability

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