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Use DDC tables in WebDewey

Discover the purpose of DDC tables and how to use them in WebDewey.

Purpose of the DDC tables

  • Provide notation used to build specific class numbers. To a DDC number defined or provided for in the schedules, the classifier adds table notation to represent a subdivision of the class.
  • Serve only to extend schedule numbers; cannot be used alone to classify an item.

Why use the WebDewey Tables screen?

  • Locate a table entry for a subdivision of a class. WebDewey records for class numbers often include notes that link directly to table entries appropriate for specifying subdivisions. However, to review other potentially relevant extensions, you can navigate to table entries from the Tables screen.
  • Clarify the context of a table entry by viewing the hierarchy of the table.
  • Explore options when selecting an appropriate subdivision.
  • Review the structure and content of a specific table or of the DDC tables as a whole.

How to use the Tables screen

To Do this
Go to Tables list Dewey Services tab. Press <Ctrl><[> (left square bracket).

Or

Search/Browse screen. At the bottom of the Search WebDewey screen or the Browse WebDewey screen, click Go to Tables.

Or

Navigation bar. Under Show Options, click Show Tables.

Or

DDC record. Click Tables (top right, next to Browse button).
View table At the Tables screen, click the hyperlinked caption for the table you want.
View record for another table level In the hierarchy display at the top of a table number record, click the hyperlinked caption for the table level you want.
Search WebDewey At the top of the Tables screen or a table record, the Search option button is selected by default.

In the text box, type 1 or more words to specify the subject you want.

If desired, select an index and then click Search.
Default index: All Fields
Browse WebDewey At the top of the Tables screen or a record, select the Browse option button.

In the text box, type 1 or more words to specify the subject you want.

If desired, select an index and then click Browse.
Default index: Dewey Numbers
Return to Tables screen from record In the hierarchy display at the top of a table number record, click the hyperlinked caption Tables.
View Main Classes screen At the bottom of the Tables screen, click Main Classes.

 

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