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Identify WebDewey record types

Learn how to identify the different types of records available in WebDewey.
Type (indicator) Description Example (number and caption)
Built number (B) Indicates a record for a number constructed according to add instructions stated or implied in the schedules or tables. B 598.16 Flightless birds
Centered entry (C) Represents a subject covered by a span of numbers. A centered entry is used to indicate and relate structurally a span of schedule numbers that together form a single concept. In add tables, a greater-than symbol (>) precedes a centered entry. C 930-990 History of ancient world; of specific continents, countries, localities; of extraterrestrial worlds
Table centered entry Represents a subject covered by a span of numbers. A table centered entry is used to indicate and relate structurally a span of table numbers that together form a single concept. C T2--4-T2--9 The modern world; extraterrestrial worlds
Manual entry (M) Indicates a record for an entry in the DDC Manual. M 361-365 Social problems and services
Number in square brackets [ ] Indicates a number that has been discontinued or relocated, or an unassigned number.

Record instructs you not to use this number and provides a cross-reference to the correct class number.
[104] Unassigned

511[.22] Intuitionistic mathematics

[291] Comparative religion

T5--[04] Persons of mixed ancestry with ethnic origins from more than one continent
Number in parentheses ( ) Indicates a class number that is an optional alternative to the number usually assigned to a concept. (921) Philosophers and psychologists
Footnoted caption (caption preceded by * or † and/or ‡) Indicates that a record contains a reference to a footnote marked with that symbol. *Administration of general forms of control

†Latin dramatic poetry and drama

‡*Visual programming
Caption followed by ellipses Occurs only with some built numbers.

Indicates that the caption given is one of a series of Relative Index terms associated with that number.
B 809.4 Essayists (literature), . . .
Number followed by ellipses Indicates standard subdivisions and topics that use 0 instead of 1-9 to indicate their position in the hierarchy. 004.0 . . . Standard and special subdivisions

 

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