Thema Subject Categories 1.2

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Notation Category heading ?
A The Arts
C Language & Linguistics
D Biography, Literature & Literary studies
F Fiction & Related items
F* codes may be used with PLACE and/or TIME PERIOD Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent & significant; non-fiction codes may be added after F* codes to indicate specific central themes or topics in fiction
G Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects
J Society & Social Sciences
K Economics, Finance, Business & Management
L Law
M Medicine & Nursing
N History & Archaeology
P Mathematics & Science
Q Philosophy & Religion
R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning
S Sports & Active outdoor recreation
T Technology, Engineering, Agriculture
U Computing & Information Technology
V Health, Relationships & Personal development
W Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Use Section W for popular accounts for general readership; prefer Sections A, K, P, R, T, etc, as appropriate, for specialist & academic works
X Graphic novels, Comic books, Cartoons
For graphic novels & comic books, assign first a ‘type’ from XA*, followed where possible & appropriate, with a ‘genre’ from XQ*
Y Children’s, Teenage & Educational
1 Place qualifiers
Do not use “1” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 1* as appropriate
2 Language qualifiers
Do not use “2” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 2* as appropriate
3 Time period qualifiers
Do not use “3” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 3* as appropriate
4 Educational purpose qualifiers
Do not use “4” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 4* as appropriate
5 Interest qualifiers
Do not use “5” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 5* as appropriate
6 Style qualifiers
Do not use “6” on individual books, but select qualifiers from section 6* as appropriate