What if you search for the full WebDewey record for a specific schedule number, and you get too many results? For example, what if you type 599 into the standard Search box on the WebDewey home screen, looking for the full record for 599 Mammalia (Mammals), and click Search?
The standard Search box in WebDewey searches all fields by default. A search for 599 in all fields yields 680 records:
If you have the time and patience to look in that set of results, you will find that the record you want is number 454.
Why so many results for an all-fields search for 599? A few of the unwanted results are caused by matches with table numbers (e.g., T2—599 Philippines), but most of the unwanted results occur because of notes that specify 592-599, especially the add footnote attached to many schedule records: "Add as instructed under 592-599."
When you stumble upon too many results, instead of looking through the long list of results, one simple response is to insert the index label "dd:" for Dewey Numbers in front of the number to override the default choice of index, then click the Search button immediately to the right of the index selection box (which still reads "All Fields") to search for dd:599
Then you retrieve three records, and the one you want is number 2:
(For a complete list of index labels, look in WebDewey Help under Search WebDewey for Search indexes. Or look at "Introduction to WebDewey 2.0" on the Dewey Training Courses site.)
Alternatively, you can get the same results as a search for dd:599 by using Advanced Search and searching for 599 in Dewey Numbers. To do that, you do not need to click Advanced Search to go to the main Advanced Search input screen; instead, you can click the pointer to the right of the index selection box that says "All Fields" and change "All Fields" to "Dewey Numbers" then click the Search button immediately to the right of that box:
Another alternative approach is to browse Dewey Numbers (with Captions). You do not need to click Browse at the top of the screen to go back to the main Browse input screen; instead, you can use the radio buttons at the left to switch from Search to Browse. The default browse field "Dewey Numbers (with Captions)" will appear in the index selection box at the right. Then you need to press <Enter> or click the Search button to the right of that box to start the browse:
With the Browse approach, the number that you want is the second number in the list (the immediately preceding number is given for context). You don’t see the Manual record for 599 in the browse results, but you can easily get to it via the See-Manual reference in the full record display for 599: