Instructions for Using the H Schedules

(for use with books only--not for use with ClassWeb)
  1. Find the proper range of numbers in the H Schedule (e.g., 651-1492.7 Money by region or country : Other regions or countries).
  2. Determine the proper table (e.g. Table VIII).
  3. Using the footnote, determine the page where the table begins (e.g., 331).
  4. Turn to the page where the table begins and locate the country (e.g., Great Britain).
  5. Write down the range of numbers for the country (e.g., 281-300).
  6. Count the numbers in the range (e.g., 20).
  7. Use the total number of numbers in the range to locate the proper column in the table (e.g., 20 nos.).
  8. Scan down the right-hand column to find the topic for the book (e.g., Bimetalism).
  9. Locate the intersection of the column (e.g., 20 nos.) and the row (e.g., Bimetalism).
  10. Take the number in parentheses and use it as an ordinal number (e.g., 12 is read as the 12th number).
  11. Find the nth (e.g., 12th) number in the range for the country, where n equals the number in parentheses as noted in the step above. Thus in the range of 281 to 300 for Great Britain, the 12th number is 292.
  12. Add the number found in the step above to the base number found in the footnote for the table, next to the page reference (e.g., 650). This base number is called the ?offset.? Thus for our example we add:
    650 (the offset)
    292 (the 12th number in the range)
    942 (the number for Bimetalism in Great Britain)
  13. Finally, precede the class number with the class letters (e.g., HG). If you haven?t used two cutters at this point and there are no instructions otherwise, cutter for main entry. Finish by adding the date. Thus in our example we have:

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