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Library of Congress Subject Headings

A -- General Works

  • AC -- Collections. Series. Collected works
  • AE -- Encyclopedias
  • AG -- Dictionaries and other general reference works
  • AI -- Indexes
  • AM -- Museums; Collectors and collecting
  • AS -- Academies and learned societies
  • AY -- Yearbooks. Almanacs. Directories
  • AZ -- History of scholarship and learning; The humanities

B -- Philosophy

  • B 69-99 General works
  • B 108-5802 By period (including individual philosophersand schools of philosophy)
    • 108-708 Ancient
    • 720-765 Medieval
    • 770-785 Renaissance
    • 790-5802 Modern
  • BC -- Logic
  • BD-- Speculative philosophy
    • 10-41 General philosophical works
    • 95-131 Metaphysics
    • 143-237 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
    • 240-260 Methodology
    • 300-450 Ontology (including being, the soul, life, death)
    • 493-701 Cosmology (including teleology, space and time, structure of matter, plurality of worlds)
  • BF -- Psychology
    • 38-64 -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics
    • 173-175.5 -- Psychoanalysis
    • 176-176.5 -- Psychological tests and testing
    • 180-198.7 -- Experimental psychology
    • 203 -- Gestalt psychology
    • 207-209 -- Psychotropic drugs and other substances
    • 231-299 -- Sensation. Aesthesiology
    • 309-499 -- Consciousness. Cognition (including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue)
    • 501-505 -- Motivation
    • 511-593 -- Affection. Feeling. Emotion
    • 608-635 -- Will. Volition. Choice. Control
    • 636-637 -- Applied psychology
    • 638-648 -- New Thought. Menticulture, etc.
    • 660-685 -- Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
    • 692-692.5 -- Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
    • 697-697.5 -- Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
    • 698-698.9 -- Personality
    • 699-711 -- Genetic psychology
    • 712-724.85 -- Developmental psychology (including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood)
    • 795-839 -- Temperament. Character
    • 839.8-885 -- Physiognomy. Phrenology
    • 889-905 -- Graphology. Study of handwriting
    • 908-940 -- The hand. Palmistry
    • 1001-1389 -- Parapsychology
  • BH -- Aesthetics
  • BJ -- Ethics. Etiquette
  • BL -- Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
  • BM -- Judaism
  • BP -- Islam. Bahá'ísm. Theosophy
  • BQ -- Buddhism
  • BR -- Christianity
  • BS -- The Bible
  • BT -- Doctrinal Theology
  • BV -- Practical Theology
  • BX -- Christian Denominations

C -- Auxiliary Science of History

  • C -- Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)
  • CB -- History of Civilization
  • CC -- Archaeology
  • CD -- Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
  • CE -- Technical Chronology. Calendar
  • CJ -- Numismatics
  • CN -- Inscriptions. Epigraphy
  • CR -- Heraldry
  • CS -- Genealogy
  • CT -- Biography

D -- History

  • D -- History (General)
  • DA -- History of Great Britain -- History of Ireland -- History of the British Isles
  • DAW -- History of Central Europe
  • DB -- History of Austria -- Liechtenstein -- Hungary -- Czechoslovakia
  • DC -- History of France -- Andorra -- Monaco
  • DD -- History of Germany
  • DE -- History of the Greco-Roman World
  • DF -- History of Greece
  • DG -- History of Italy -- Malta
  • DH -- History of Low Countries -- Benelux Countries
  • DJ -- History of the Netherlands (Holland)
  • DJK -- History of Eastern Europe (General)
  • DK -- History of Russia; Soviet Union; Former Soviet Republics -- History of Poland
  • DL -- History of Northern Europe; Scandinavia
  • DP -- History of Spain -- Portugal
  • DQ -- History of Switzerland
  • DR -- History of the Balkan Peninsula
  • DS -- History of Asia
  • DT -- History of Africa
  • DU -- History of Oceania (South Seas)
  • DX -- History of Gypsies

 

E & F -- History of the Americas

  • E 11-143 America
  • E 151-904United States
    • 186-199 Colonial history (1607-1775)
    • 201-298 The Revolution, 1775-1783
    • 300-453Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861
      • 303-440.5 By period
        • 303-309 1775-1789. The Confederation, 1783-1789
        • 310-337 1789-1809. Constitutional period
        • 337.5 Nineteenth century (General)
        • 337.8-400 Early nineteenth century, 1801/1809-1845
        • 401-415.2 Mexican-American War, 1846-1848
        • 415.6-440.5 Middle nineteenth century, 1845/1848-1861
      • 441-453 Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements
    • 456-655 Civil War period, 1861-1865
    • 660-738 Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
    • 740-837.7 Twentieth century
    • 838-889 Later twentieth century, 1961-
    • 895-904 Twenty-first century
  • F 1-975United States local history
    • 446-460 Kentucky
    • 516-520 Ohio River and Valley
    • 521-535 Indiana
  • F 1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada). Dutch America
  • F 1170 French America
  • F 1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America

G -- Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

  • G -- Geography (General); Atlases; Maps
  • GA -- Mathematical geography; Cartography
  • GB -- Physical geography
  • GC -- Oceanography
  • GE -- Environmental Sciences
  • GF -- Human ecology; Human geography
  • GN -- Anthropology
  • GR -- Folklore
  • GT -- Manners and customs (General)
  • GV -- Recreation; Leisure

H -- Social Sciences

  • H -- Social sciences (General)
  • HA-- Statistics
    • 1-4737 Statistics
      • 29-32 Theory and method of social science statistics
      • 154-4737 Statistical data
  • HB -- Economics; Demography
  • HC -- Economic history and conditions
  • HD -- Industries; Land use; Labor
  • HE -- Transportation and communications
  • HF -- Commerce
  • HG -- Finance
  • HJ -- Public finance
  • HM -- Sociology (General)
  • HN -- Social history and conditions; Social problems
  • HQ -- The family; Marriage; Women; Sex
  • HS -- Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.
  • HT -- Communities; Social classes; Ethnology
  • HV -- Social service ; Criminology
  • HX -- Socialism; Communism; Anarchism

J -- Political Science

  • J -- General legislative and executive papers
  • JA -- Political science (General)
  • JC-- Political theory. The state. Theories of the state.
    • 311-314 Nationalism. Nation state
    • 319-323 Political Geography
    • 327 Sovereignty
    • 328.2 Consensus. Consent of the governed
    • 328.6-.65 Violence. Political Violence
    • 329 Patriotism
    • 345-347 Symbolism
    • 348-497 Forms of the state
    • 571-605 Purpose, functions, and relations of the state
  • JF-- Political institutions and public administration -- General
    • 20-1177 General. Comparative government
      • 225-619 Organs and functions of the government
        • 251-289 Executive. Heads of State
        • 331-341 Parliamentary government
        • 419-691 Legislation. Legislative process. Law-making
      • 799-1177 Political rights. Political participation
    • 1338-2112 Public administration
      • 1501-1521 Civil service
      • 2011-2112 Political parties
  • JJ -- Political institutions and public administration -- North America
  • JK-- Political institutions and public administration -- United States
    • 1-9593 United States
      • 404-1685 Government. Political administration
        • 501-868Executive branch
          • 631-868 Civil service. Departments and agencies
        • 1012-1432 Congress. Legislative branch
          • 1154-1276 Senate
          • 1308-1432 House of Representatives
        • 1606-1683 Capital. Public buildings. Government property. Government purchasing.
      • 1717-2217Political rights. Practical politics
        • 1758-1761 Citizenship
        • 1846-1929 Suffrage
        • 1965-2217 Elections
      • 2255-2391 Political parties
      • 2403-9593 State government
    • 9663-9993 Confederate States of America
  • JL -- Political institutions and public administration -- Canada, Latin America, etc.
  • JN -- Political institutions and public administration -- Europe
  • JQ -- Political institutions and public administration -- Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.
  • JS -- Local government. Municipal government
  • JV -- Colonies and colonization, Emigration and Immigration. International migration
  • JX -- International law (obsolete) -- See KZ or JZ
  • JZ -- International relations

K -- Law

  • K -- Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
  • KB-KBX -- Religious law
  • KD-KDK -- British Isles
  • KDZ -- Western hemisphere (general & comparative). North America (general & comparative). Bermuda. Greenland. St. Pierre et Miquelon
  • KE-KEZ -- Canada
  • KF-KFZ-- United States
    • KF -- United States (general)
    • KFA-KFW -- individual states
      • KFK -- Kentucky
    • KFX -- Cities, towns, etc.
    • KFZ -- Extinct jurisdictions. Confederate States of America
  • KG-KHW -- Latin America & Caribbean
  • KH -- South America (general & comparative)
  • KIA-KIX -- Law of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
  • KJ-KKZ -- Europe
  • KL-KPW -- Asia and Eurasia
  • KQ-KTZ -- Africa
  • KU-KWW -- Pacific area
  • KWX -- Antarctica
  • KZ -- Law of Nations. International law

L -- Education

  • L -- Education (General)
  • LA -- History of Education
  • LB -- Theory and practice of education
  • LC -- Special aspects of education
  • LD -- Individual Institutions -- United States
  • LE -- Individual Institutions -- America (except United States)
  • LF -- Individual Institutions -- Europe
  • LG -- Individual Institutions -- Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands
  • LH -- College and school magazines and papers
  • LJ -- Student fraternities, United States
  • LT -- Textbooks

M -- Music

  • M-- Printed Music
    • 5-1480 Instrumental music
    • 1495-2199 Vocal music
  • ML -- Literature on music
  • MT-- Musical instruction and study
    • 1 General works
    • 5.5-7 Music theory
    • 9-15 Printed pedagogical aids
    • 17 Music in special education
    • 18 Music in colleges and universities
    • 20-34 Systems and methods
    • 35-39 Notation
    • 40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
    • 68 Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition
    • 70-74 Instrumentation and orchestration
    • 75 Interpretation
    • 80 Embellishment
    • 82 Memorizing
    • 85 Conducting. Score reading and playing
    • 87 Community music
    • 88 Administration and instruction of vocal groups
    • 90-146 Analysis and appreciation of musical works
    • 150 Audio-visual aids
    • 155 Music theory for children
    • 165 Tuning
    • 170-810 Instrumental techniques
    • 820-915 Singing and vocal technique
    • 918-948 School music
    • 950 Music to accompany instruction in ballet, folk dancing, gymnastics, etc.
    • 955-956 Musical theater
    • 960 Music in the theater

N -- Fine Arts

  • N -- Visual arts
  • NA -- Architecture
  • 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 language and literature; Latin language and literature
  • PB -- Modern languages; Celtic languages
  • PC -- Romanic languages
  • PD -- Germanic languages
  • PE -- English language
  • PF -- West Germanic languages
  • PG -- Slavic languages; Baltic languages; Albanian language
  • PH -- Uralic languages; Basque language
  • PJ -- Oriental philology and literature
  • PK -- Indo-Iranian philology and literature
  • PL -- Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
  • PM -- Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
  • PN -- Literature (General)
  • PQ -- French literature -- Italian literature -- Spanish literature -- Portuguese literature
  • PR -- English literature
  • PS -- American literature
  • PT -- German literature -- Dutch literature -- Flemish literature since 1830 -- Scandinavian literature -- Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian -- Modern Icelandic literature -- Faroese literature -- Danish literature -- Norwegian literature -- Swedish literature
  • PZ -- Fiction and juvenile belles lettres

Q -- Science

  • Q-- Science (General)
    • 300-390 -- Cybernetics
      • 350-390 -- Information theory
  • QA -- Mathematics
    • 75.5-76.95 -- Electronic computers. Computer science
    • 101-145 -- Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic
    • 150-272.5 -- Algebra
    • 273-280 -- Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
    • 299.6-433 -- Analysis
    • 440-699 -- Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology
    • 801-939 -- Analytic mechanics
  • QB -- Astronomy
  • QC -- Physics
    • 1-75 -- General
    • 81-114 -- Weights and measures
    • 120-168.85 -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics
    • 170-197 -- Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory and solid state physics
    • 221-246 -- Acoustics. Sound
    • 251-338.5 -- Heat
      • 310.15-319 -- Thermodynamics
    • 350-467 -- Optics. Light
      • 450-467 -- Spectroscopy
    • 474-496.9 -- Radiation physics(General)
    • 501-766-- Electricity and magnetism
      • 501-721 -- Electricity
        • 669-675.8 -- Electromagnetic theory
        • 676-678.6 -- Radio waves (Theory)
        • 701-715.4 -- Electric discharge
        • 717.6-718.8 -- Plasma physics. Ionized gases
      • 750-766 -- Magnetism
    • 770-798 -- Nuclear and particle physics. Nuclear energy. Radioactivity
      • 793-793.5 -- Elementary particle physics
      • 794.95-798 -- Radioactivity and radioactive substances
    • 801-809 -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics
    • 811-849 -- Geomagnetism
    • 851-999 -- Meteorology. Climatology (including the earth's atmosphere)

  • QD -- Chemistry
    • 1-65 -- General (including alchemy)
    • 71-142 -- Analytical chemistry
    • 146-197 -- Inorganic chemistry
    • 241-441 -- Organic chemistry
      • 415-436 -- Biochemistry
    • 450-801-- Physical and theoretical chemistry
      • 625-655 -- Radiation chemistry
      • 701-731 -- Photochemistry
    • 901-999 -- Crystallography
  • QE -- Geology
    • 1-350.62 -- General (including geographical divisions)
    • 351-399.2 -- Mineralogy
    • 420-499 -- Petrology
    • 500-639.5-- Dynamic and structural geology
      • 521-545 -- Volcanoes and earthquakes
      • 601-613.5 -- Structural geology
    • 640-699 -- Stratigraphy
    • 701-760 -- Paleontology
    • 760.8-899.2 -- Paleozoology
    • 901-996.5 -- Paleobotany
  • QH -- Natural history -- Biology
    • 1-199.5 -- General (including nature conservation, geographical distribution)
    • 201-278.5 -- Microscopy
    • 301-705.5 -- Biology (General)
    • 359-425 -- Evolution
    • 426-470 -- Genetics
    • 471-489 -- Reproduction
    • 501-531 -- Life
    • 540-549.5 -- Ecology
    • 573-671 -- Cytology
    • 705-705.5 -- Economic biology
  • QK -- Botany
    • 1-474.5 -- General (including geographical distribution)
    • 474.8-495 -- Spermatophyta. Phanerogams
      • 494-494.5 -- Gymnosperms
      • 495 -- Angiosperms
    • 504-638 -- Cryptogams
    • 640-707 -- Plant anatomy
    • 710-899 -- Plant physiology
    • 900-989 -- Plant ecology
  • QL -- Zoology
    • 1-355 -- General (including geographical distribution)
    • 360-599.82 -- Invertebrates
      • 461-599.82 -- Insects
    • 605-739.8 -- Chordates. Vertebrates
      • 614-639.8 -- Fishes
      • 640-669.3 -- Reptiles and amphibians
      • 671-699 -- Birds
      • 700-739.8 -- Mammals
    • 750-795 -- Animal behavior
    • 799-799.5 -- Morphology
    • 801-950.9 -- Anatomy
    • 951-991 -- Embryology
  • QM -- Human anatomy
    • 1-511 -- General
    • 531-549 -- Regional anatomy
    • 550-577.8 -- Human and comparative histology
    • 601-695 -- Human embryology
  • QP -- Physiology
    • 1-345 -- General (including influence of the environment)
    • 351-495 -- Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
    • 501-801 -- Animal biochemistry
    • 901-981 -- Experimental pharmacology
  • QR -- Microbiology
    • 1-74.5 -- General
    • 75-99.5 -- Bacteria
    • 99.6-99.8 -- Cyanobacteria
    • 100-130 -- Microbial ecology
    • 171 -- Microorganisms in the animal body
    • 180-198.5 -- Immunology
    • 355-502 -- Virology

R -- Medicine

Note that the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library uses a different classification scheme than the other libraries. MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, are used throughout that library.

  • R -- Medicine (General)
  • RA -- Public aspects of medicine
  • RB -- Pathology
  • RC -- Internal medicine
  • RD -- Surgery
  • RE -- Ophthalmology
  • RF -- Otolaryngology
  • 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

  • S -- Agriculture (General)
  • SB -- Plant culture
  • SD -- Forestry
  • SF -- Animal culture
  • SH -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling.
  • SK -- Hunting sports

T -- Technology

  • T -- Technology (General)
  • TA -- Engineering (General). Civil Engineering
  • TC -- Hydraulic engineering. 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 -- Electric engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
  • TL -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • TN -- Mining engineering. Metallurgy
  • TP -- Chemical technology
  • TR -- Photography
  • TS -- Manufactures
  • TT -- Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
  • TX -- Home economics

U -- Military Science

V -- Naval science

  • VM -- Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering

Z -- Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General)

  • Z4-115.5-- Books (General). Writing. Paleography
    • Z40-104.5 -- Writing
  • Z116-659 -- Book Industries and Trade
  • Z662-1000.5 -- Libraries
  • Z1001-1121 -- General Bibliography
  • Z1201-4980 -- National Bibliography
  • Z5051-7999 -- Subject Bibliography
  • Z8001-8999 -- Personal Bibliography
  • ZA -- Information resources (General)

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