Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
W Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure
Use all W* codes for: popular accounts for general adult readership. DO NOT USE: code ‘W’ itself, but select specific categories from section W*. Use all W* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate.
Prefer: codes from A*, K*, P*, R*, T*, etc, for specialist, technical and academic works
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WT Travel and holiday
Use all WT* codes with: the most specific PLACE 1* Qualifiers available, as appropriate
WTD Travel tips and advice: general
WTH Travel and holiday guides
Use for: general travel guides, lists of places to visit, ‘best of’ guides, that are not in a more specific category and that remain primarily guidebooks. Use with: the most specific appropriate PLACE 1* Qualifiers, plus INTEREST 5* Qualifier, or another subject code, to indicate a specialised guidebook. For example, 5PS to indicate holidays aimed at a particular group.
See also: WJS Shopping guides, WTM Places and peoples: general and pictorial works
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WTK Language phrasebooks
Use with: LANGUAGE Qualifier 2* as appropriate.
See also: CJBT Language self-study
WTL Travel writing
WTM Places and peoples: general and pictorial works
Use for: illustrated and inspirational travel books, books about places to visit, etc, that are NOT primarily guidebooks. Use with: the most specific PLACE 1* Qualifiers available plus INTEREST 5* qualifier or another subject code when the title has a specialised theme.
See also: AJC Photographs: collections
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WTR Travel maps and atlases
See also: RGX* Geographical reference works and its subcategories

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