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over the menu. When a pop-up menu of Topics is displayed for a particular Area, you can navigate
directly to the landing page of any Topic listed on the menu by clicking the Topic. This saves
time by skipping over the Area page and going directly to the Topic page—you arrive at the
Topic of your choice in one click rather than two. The following screen image shows the
landing page for the Research and Development Topic within the Assets Area: Lesson 2: Navigating the Codification 15 Try It Now
Using the pop-up
menu, go directly
to the landing
page for the
Topic within the
Expenses Area. You can save even more time by using the pop-up menus to navigate directly to the
landing page of any Subtopic within any Topic, skipping over both the Area page and the
Topic page. Identifying Relevant Subtopics
After you have identified a Topic that is relevant to your research question, the next
step in systematic browsing is to identify the relevant Subtopic(s) within that Topic.
Each Topic contains one or more Subtopics. There are two types of Subtopics:
exclusive and shared (or intersecting). An exclusive Subtopic contains unique content that is
not found in any other Topic. A shared Subtopic contains content that is common to two
Topics; its content represents the overlap or intersection of two different Topics. Intersecting
Subtopics are within industry Topics.
Each Subtopic is identified by a title and either a two-digit number (for exclusive
Subtopics) or a three-digit number (for shared Subtopics). Within a Topic, each Subtopic has
a unique numerical identifier, but the same numeric identifiers are frequently reused for
Subtopics in other Topics. The three-digit numeric identifier of a shared Subtopic
corresponds to the three-digit numeric identifier of the other Topic with which the Subtopic
For example, a user can access the System from the perspective of the agriculture
industry looking for inventory content....
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