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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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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YNRA Children’s / Teenage general interest: Philosophy
Class here: philosophical traditions and schools of thoughts
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YNRD Children’s / Teenage general interest: Hinduism
See also: YPJN1 Educational: Religious studies: Hinduism
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YNRF Children’s / Teenage general interest: Buddhism
See also: YPJN2 Educational: Religious studies: Buddhism
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YNRJ Children’s / Teenage general interest: Judaism
See also: YPJN3 Educational: Religious studies: Judaism
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YNRM Children’s / Teenage general interest: Christianity
Class here: Bibles and Bible stories for Children.
See also: YPJN4 Educational: Religious studies: Christianity
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YNRP Children’s / Teenage general interest: Islam
See also: YPJN5 Educational: Religious studies: Islam
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YNRR Children’s / Teenage general interest: Other religions and spiritual traditions
Use for: works about living religions that do not have their own category, and their practices, stories, rituals and belief systems. Use with: QR* codes to give extra detail and PLACE 1* Qualifiers as appropriate.
See also: YPJN9 Educational: Religious studies: Other religions
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YNRU Children’s / Teenage general interest: Ancient religions, Mythology and legends
Use for: works on the myths or legends from any tradition, including, Greek, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic, Aztec, African, Asian, American, Middle Eastern. Use with: YFJ for fiction based on myths or retelling of the original or traditional stories and PLACE 1*, LANGUAGE 2* or INTEREST 5* Qualifiers to indicate the particular tradition.
See also: YFJ Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories, YNXB Children’s / Teenage general interest: Supernatural and mythological creatures
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YNRX Children’s / Teenage general interest: Religious texts, prayers and devotional material
Use for: editions of sacred texts, including simplified versions and stories based on sacred texts, prayer books and all devotional material, designed for children. Use with: other YNR* code indicating religion, and 5PG* codes as appropriate
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