Thema Subject Categories 1.3 NEW

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
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
WB Cookery / food & drink etc
WC Antiques & collectables
WD Hobbies, quizzes & games
WF Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
Use for: (all WF* codes) practical, ‘how-to’ & hobbyist approaches. Prefer codes from Section A* where appropriate for art history & criticism approaches. See also: AFT Decorative arts
WG Transport: general interest
See also: KNG Transport industries, TR* Transport technology & trades and its subcategories
WH Humour
See also: XY Strip cartoons
WJ Lifestyle & personal style guides
WK Home & house maintenance
See also: VSH Housing & property for the individual: buying/selling & legal aspects
WM Gardening
See also: TVS Commercial horticulture
WN Nature & the natural world: general interest
Use for: (all WN* codes) popular works only. Prefer codes from Sections P*, R*, T* etc, as appropriate for specialist & academic works
WQ Local & family history, nostalgia
WT Travel & holiday
Use with: (all WT* codes) the most specific PLACE 1* Qualifiers available, as appropriate
WZ Miscellaneous items

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