Library of Congress Guide

Library of Congress Classification Outline:

A: General Works 

AC: Collections, Series, Collected works
AE: Encyclopedias
AG: Dictionaries and other general reference works (other than Encyclopedias)
AI: Indexes
AM: Museums
AN: Newspapers
AP: Periodicals
AS: Societies, Academies
AY: Yearbooks, Almanacs, Directories
AZ: General history of scholarship and learning

B: Philosophy (General)

BC: Logic
BD: Speculative philosophy

BD10-41 General philosophical works
BD95-131 Metaphysics
BD143-237 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
BD240-260 Methodology
BD300-450 Ontology

BD493-701 Cosmology

BF: Psychology

BF167-176.5 Psychological test and testing
BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology
BF231-299 Sensation, Aesthesiology

BF309-499 Conciousness, Cognition
BF1001-1389 Parapsychology
BF 1404-2055 Occult sciences

BH: Aesthetics
BJ: Ethics
BL–BY: Religion, Theology
BL: Religions, Mythology, Rationalism, Hinduism

BL 660-2680 History and principles of religion
BL 689-980 European, Occidental
BL 1000-2370 Asian, Oriental
BL1100-1295 Hinduism
BL1300-1380 Jainism
BL1830-1883 Confucianism
BL1899-1942.85 Taoism
BL2390-1490 African
BL2500-2592 American
BL 2700-2790 Rationalism

BM: Judaism
BP: Islam, Bahai Faith
BQ: Buddhism
BR: Christianity
BS: Bible and exegesis
BT: Doctrinal theology
BV: Practical theology
BX: Christian Denominations

C: Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)

CB: History of Civilization (General and general special only)
CC: Archaeology
CD: Diplomatics, Archives, Seals
CE: Technical Chronology, Calendar
CJ: Numismatics (Coins, Tokes, Medals, Medallions)
CN: Inscriptions, Epigraphy
CR: Heraldry
CS: Genealogy
CT: Biography

CT 3200-9999 Biography by subject
CT3200-3830 Biography of women (collective)
CT3900 Biography of academics and scholars
CT 9960-9998 Biography of other miscellaneous groups

D: History (General) and History of Europe

D: General History

D111-203 Medieval history
D204-893 Modern History

DA: Great Britain

DA20-690 England
DA700-745 Wales
DA750-890 Scotland
DA900-995 Ireland

DAW: Central Europe
DB: History of Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire
DC: France, Andorra, Monaco
DD: Germany
DE: Greco-Roman World
DF: Greece
DG: Italy - Malta
DH: Low countries, Benelux Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg)
DJ: Netherlands (Holland)
DJK: Eastern Europe (General)
DK: Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics, Poland
DL: Northern Europe, Scandinavia
DP: Spain, Portugal
DQ: Switzerland
DR: Balkan Peninsula
DS: Asia
DU: Oceania (South Seas - Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia)
DX: Gypsies

E: American and the United States History (general)

F: United States (local) and America Outside of U.S. History

G: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

G: General Geography, Atlases & Maps

GA: Mathematical geography, Cartography
GB: Physical Geography
GC: Oceanography
GE: Environmental Sciences
GF: Human Ecology, Anthropogeography

GN: Anthropology

GN49-298 Physical Antrhopology
GN301-674 Ethnology. Physical and Social Anthropology.
GN700-890 Prehistoric archaeology

GT: Manners and customs (general)
GV: Recreation, Leisure

GV201-555 Physical Education and training
GV 557-1198.995 Sports
GV1199-1570 Games and amusements

H: Social Sciences

HA: Statistics
HB: Economic theory, Demography
HC: Economic history and conditions
HD: Industries, Land use, Labor
HE: Transportation and communications
HF: Commerce (including tariff)
HG: Finance
HJ: Public Finance
HM: Sociology (General)
HN: Social history and conditions, Social problems, Social reform
HQ: Family, Marriage, Women

HQ12-449 Sexual life
HQ503-1064 Family, Marriage, Home
HQ1101-2030.7 Women, Feminism

HS: Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
HT: Communities, Classes, Races
HV: Social Pathology, Social and public welfare, Criminology
HX: Socialism, Communism, Anarchism

J: Political Science

J: General Legislative and Executive papers
JA: Political Science (general)
JC: Political theory
JF–JJ: Political insitutions and public administration - General
JK: Polical institutions and public adminsitration - United States
JL: Political institutions and public adminstration - America outside U.S.
JN: Political Institutions and public administration - Europe
JQ: Political institutions and public administration - Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania
JS: Local government. Municipal government.
JV: Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JX: International Law (See also KZ for International Law)
JZ: International relations

JZ4835-5490 International organizations and associations
JZ5511.5-6299 Promotion of peace, Peaceful change

K: Law

K: General law. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
KBM: Jewish law
KBP: Isamic law
KBR: History of canon law
KBU: Law of the Roman Catholic Church
KD-KDK: United Kingdom and Ireland
KDZ: America. North America
KE: Canada
KF: United States
KG: Latin America, Mexico and Central America, West Indies, Caribbean area
KH: South America
KJ–KKZ: Europe
KL–KWX: Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific area and Antarctica
KZ: Law of nations

L: Education

L: General works
LA: History of Education
LB: Theory and practice of education

LB1705-2286 Education and training of teachers and administrators
LB2300-2430 Higher Education
LB2081-3095 School administration and organization

LC: Special aspects of education

LC8-59 Forms of education
LC65-245 Social aspects of education
LC251-951 Moral and religious education
LC980-1099.5 Types of education
LC1390-5160.3 Education of special classes of persons
LC3950-4806.5 Special education
LC5201-6660.4 Extended, Adult, and Continuing education

LD: Individual institutions - United States
LE: Individual institutions - America outside of U.S.
LF: Individual institutions - Europe
LG: Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Oceania
LH: College and school magazines and papers
LJ: Student fraternities and societies, United States
LT: Textbooks

M: Music

M51490 Instrumental music
5000 Vocal music

ML: Literature of Music
MT: Musical instruction and study

N: Fine Arts

N: Visual Arts
NA: Architexture
NB Sculpture
NC: Drawing, Design, Illustration
ND: Painting
NE Print Media
NK: Decorative arts
NX: Arts in general

P: Language and Literature

P: Philology. Linguistics
PA: Greek and Latin language and literature

PA1199 Classical Philology
1179 Greek philology and language
2915 Latin philology and language
3049 Classical literature
4505 Greek literature
5660 Byzantine and Modern Greek literature
6971 Roman literature
8595 Medieval and modern Latin literature

PB: Modern languages. Celtic languages

PB1431 General Works
3029 Celtic languages and literature

PC: Romantic languages

PC10011977 Italian
PC 2001
3761 French
4977 Spanish
5498 Portugese

PD: Germanic, Scandinavian laguages.

PD1777 General works
1350 Old Germanic dialects
7159 Scandinavian languages

PE: English language
PF: West Germanic Languages

PF1979 Dutch
1184 Flemish
1541 Friesian
5999 German

PG: Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages.

PG17948 Slavic
9146 Baltic
9665 Albanian

PH: Uralic, Basque languages

PH187 General
405 Finnish
3445 Hungarian

PJ: Oriental languages and literatures
PK: Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
PL: Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania

PL501889 Japanese language and literature
998 Korean language and literature
3208 Chinese language and literature
7511 Languages of Oceania
8844 African language and literature

PM: Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
PN: Literature - General

PN4411009.5 Literary History
1525 Poetry
3307 Drama
3503 Prose
4355 Oratory
4500 Diaries, Letters, Essays
PN46995650 Journalism
6790 Collections of General literature

PQ: French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese literature
PR: Engish literature
PS: American literature

PS13576 American literature
8599 Canandian literature

PT: German literature

PT14897 German literature
PT 5001
5980 Dutch literature
6467.36 Flemish literature
6593.36 Afrikaans literature
7099 Skandinavian literature

PZ: Fiction and juvenile literature

Q: Science (General)

QA: Mathematics
QB: Astronomy
QC: Physics
QD: Chemistry
QE: Geology
QH: Natural History - Biology

QH1278.5 General Natural History
705.5 General Biology

QK: Botany
QL: Zoology
QM: Human anatomy
QP: Physiology

R: Medicine

RA: Public aspects of medicine
RB: Pathology
RC: Internal Medicine
RD: Surgery
RE: Ophthalmology
RF: Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
RG: Gynecology and obstetrics
RJ: Pediatrics
RK: Dentistry
RL: Dermatology
RM: Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RS: Pharmacy and materia medica
RT: Nursing
RV: Botanic, Thomsonian, and Eclectic Medicine
RX: Homeopathy
RZ: Other systems of medicine

S: Agriculture

SB: Plant culture
SD: Forestry
SF: Animal culture
SH: Aquaculture. Fisheries, Angling
SK: Hunting sports

T: Technology

TA: General engineering
TC: Hydraulic and ocean engineering.

TC1978 Hydraulic engineering
1800 Ocean engineering

TD: Environmental technology, Sanitary engineering
TE: Highway engineering (roads and pavements)
TF: Railroad engineering and operation
TG: Bridge engineering
TH: Building construction
TJ: Mechanical engineering and machinery
TK: Electrical engineering, Electronics, Nuclear engineering
TL: Motor vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics
TN: Mining engineering, Metallurgy
TP: Chemical technology
TR: Photography
TS: Manufactures
TT: Handicrafts and Arts & Crafts
TX: Home economics

U: Military Science

UA: Organization, distribution, military situation
UB: Military administration
UC: Maintenance and transportation
UD: Infantry
UE: Cavalry, Armor
UF: Artillery
UG: Military engineering
UH: Other military services

V: Naval Science

VA: Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation
VB: Naval administration
VC: Naval maintenance
VD: Naval seaman
VE: Marines
VF: Naval ordinance
VG: Other naval services
VK: Navigation, Merchant marine
VM: Naval architecture and engineering, Shipbuilding

Z: Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources

Z: Books (general) writing, Book industries, Libraries, and Bibliography

Z4115.5 Books, writing, paleography
659 Book industries and trade
1000.5 Libraries
8999 Bibliography

ZA: Information resources (General)

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