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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 the 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.