Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Y Children’s, Teenage and Educational
Use all Y* codes for: material aimed at, or purposefully written or created for a juvenile or adolescent audience (except for graphic novels, comic books, manga in X*). DO NOT USE: code ‘Y’ itself, but select specific categories from section Y*. Use all Y* codes with: only one INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifier to indicate a guideline starting interest age (detailed age ranges should be included in other metadata) – or for YP* use EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE 4* qualifiers. All other qualifiers can be used as appropriate with Y* codes. DO NOT USE for: material intended primarily for adults that may also appeal to older teenagers. For ‘new adult’ content see note at 5LKE
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YN Children’s / Teenage: General interest
Use for: all general interest material not covered elsewhere and not designed specifically for school use. Use all YN* codes for: non-fiction works. Use all YN* codes with: INTEREST AGE 5A* Qualifiers, with relevant YF* code for fiction on specific topics, as appropriate
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YNA Children’s / Teenage general interest: Art and artists
Use with: STYLE 6* Qualifiers as appropriate
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YNB Children’s / Teenage general interest: Biography and autobiography
Use for: both individual biographies and works that have multiple biographies of different people, titles about heroes or heroines, inspirational figures
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YNC Children’s / Teenage general interest: Music
Use with: STYLE 6* Qualifiers as appropriate
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YND Children’s / Teenage general interest: Drama and performing 1.1
YNF Children’s / Teenage general interest: Television, video and film
Class here: titles about making of a film, TV, series, etc
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YNG Children’s / Teenage general interest: General knowledge and interesting facts 1.3
YNH Children’s / Teenage general interest: History and the past
Use with: PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate. Use with: YNB for biographies of specific people from the past.
See also: YNB Children’s / Teenage general interest: Biography and autobiography
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YNJ Children’s / Teenage general interest: Warfare, battles, armed forces
Use with: PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate.
See also: YXZW Children’s / Teenage social issues: War and conflict issues
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YNK Children’s / Teenage general interest: Work and society
Class here: business, the world of work, working or different jobs, specific professions, daily life, everyday occurrences
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YNL Children’s / Teenage general interest: Literature, books and writers 1.1
YNM Children’s / Teenage general interest: Places and peoples
Use with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate
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YNN Children’s / Teenage general interest: Nature, animals, the natural world 1.1
YNP Children’s / Teenage general interest: Practical interests
Use for: general works on making and doing things, practical ideas, hackerspace / makerspace ideas.
See also: YNT Children’s / Teenage general interest: Science and technology, YPAK Educational: Handicrafts
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YNQ Children’s / Teenage: Youth clubs, societies, groups and organisations
Class here: Scouts, Guides and similar youth organisations
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YNR Children’s / Teenage general interest: Philosophy, Religion and beliefs
Use all YNR* codes for: works about schools of thought, belief systems, spiritual traditions, religion or stories from that religious tradition. Use with: other Y* codes and 5PG* INTEREST Qualifiers as appropriate.
See also: YPJN* Educational: Religious studies and its subcategories, YXZR Children’s / Teenage social issues: Religious issues
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YNT Children’s / Teenage general interest: Science and technology
Use for: general works on science, including project ideas, experiments etc
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YNU Children’s / Teenage general interest: Humour and jokes 1.1
YNV Children’s / Teenage general interest: Hobbies, quizzes, toys and games 1.1
YNW Children’s / Teenage general interest: Sports and outdoor recreation
Class here: sporting events, outdoor games and activities. Use with: other YNW* codes as appropriate
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YNX Children’s / Teenage general interest: Mysteries and the unexplained 1.1

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