Thema Subject Categories 1.3

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Y Children’s, Teenage & Educational
Use with: (all Y* codes) 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate
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YB Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books
Use with: (all YB* codes) 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate
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YD Children’s / Teenage poetry, anthologies, annuals
Use with: (all YD* codes) 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate
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YF Children’s / Teenage fiction & true stories
Use with: (all YF* codes) ALWAYS with appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier, and 5X where appropriate, to indicate explicit material for older readers; YF* codes may be used with PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant; use with & before relevant YN* codes for fiction with specific themes or topics not sufficiently indicate in YF*; use with YDC for fiction anthologies; use with & before appropriate YX* code for fiction dealing with specific social or personal issues; use X* codes for comic book fiction. See also: XADC European comic books: general, classic, all ages, XAKC American comic books: classic, Golden Age, XAMC Manga: Kodomo, XAMF Manga: Shōjo, XAMG Manga: Shōnen
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YN Children’s / Teenage: general interest
Use for: (all YN* codes) all general interest material not covered elsewhere & not designed specifically for school use. Use YN* codes alone for non-fiction works, or after relevant YF* code for fiction on specific topics, as appropriate. Use with: 5A* values from INTEREST AGE / LEVEL Qualifiers as appropriate and any other Qualifier as applicable
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YP Educational material
Use for: (all YP* codes) all primary and secondary educational material & schoolbooks up to and including at least minimum school leaving age. For further or higher education and adult vocational qualifications, prefer subject code as appropriate. Use with: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* Qualifier as appropriate. See also: JNU Teaching of a specific subject, JNUM Teachers’ classroom resources & material
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YR Children’s / Teenage reference material
YX Children’s / Teenage: Personal & social topics
Use for: (all YX* codes) alone or with other Y* codes indicating type of book. Use with: appropriate YF* code for fiction dealing with these topics or issues
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YZ Children’s / Teenage stationery & miscellaneous items
Use for: stationery & non-book items for children not able to be classified with any other Y* code

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