divided catalog

n.A catalog in which similar types of entries are grouped into different sections.


Divided catalogs often have separate sections for authors, titles, and subjects. Another common arrangement separates name and title entries, which includes all proper names and titles of works, from subject entries. Entries in each section are generally in alphabetical order, although the section for subjects may be classified. Divided catalogs are distinguished from dictionary catalogs, in which all entries are organized in a single alphabetical sequence.