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Verify applicability of class number

Learn how to verify applicability of a class number in WebDewey.

Review the WebDewey record to determine whether this is an appropriate class number for the item you are classifying.

  • Examine the hierarchy to make sure that the class number places the item in the correct discipline.
  • Read the notes (if any) to confirm that the item fits criteria for items to be classed under this number. Check for indications that the item should be classed elsewhere.
  • Scan the related terms from the Relative Index and/or Library of Congress Subject Headings. Verify that some of the terms are applicable to the item.


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