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JCC Library Handouts: Library of Congress Classification System

These are simplified handouts with documentation information for students.

Library of Congress Classification System

A General Works
AE   General Encyclopedias

B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    B         Philosophy
    BC       Logic
    BF       Psychology
    BF       Parapsychology & Occult
    BL-BX  Religion

C History: Auxiliary Branches
    CB  History of Civilization
    CC  Archaeology
    CR  Heraldry
    CS  Genealogy
    CT  Biography (general)

D History: General and Old World
     D     History (general)
     DA   Great Britain
     DE   Mediterranean Region
     DK   Soviet Union
     DP   Spain, Portugal
     DS   Asia
     DT   Africa

E-F History: New World
     E  North America
     E  Indians of North America
     E  United States (general)
     F  United States (local history)
     F  Canada
     F  Latin America
     F  South America

G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
     G     Geography (general)
     G     Atlases & Maps
     GB   Physical Geography
     GE   Environment
     GF   Human Ecology
     GN   Anthropology
     GR   Folklore
     GR   Manners and Customs
     GV   Recreation & Leisure
     GV   Physical Education

H Social Science
      H                           Social Sciences (general)
      HA                        Statistics
      HB-HD                  Economics
      HE                        Transportation
      HF                        Commerce
      HF5001 – 6182     Business
      HG                        Finance
      HJ                         Accounting
      HM                        Sociology (general)
      HQ                        The Family & Marriage
      HQ767.8 – 792.2   Children
      HV                         Social Welfare 
      HV6001 – 9960     Criminology & Criminal Justice 

J Political Science
      JC         Political Theory
      JF-JQ    Constitutional History
      JS         Local Government
      JX         International Law


K Law
      K                            Law (general)
      KF                          Law of the United States
      KFN5001 – 6199   Law of New York State
      KG                         Law of Latin America
      KJ                          Law of Europe


L Education
      LA                         History of Education
      LB1139.2 –           Theory & Practice of Education
      1140.5                  (Early Childhood)
      LC                         Social Aspects of Education
      LD-LG                   Universities, Colleges, Schools


M Music
      M     Musical Scores
      ML   Literature of Music
      MT   Musical Instruction and Study

N Fine Arts
    N      Visual Arts (general)
    NA    Architecture
    NB    Sculpture
    NC    Drawing, Design, & Illustration
    ND    Painting
    NE    Print Media
    NK    Decorative & Applied Arts
    NX    Arts in General


P Languages and Literature
    P    Linguistics, Philology (general)
    P    Rhetoric & Composition
    P    Communications
    PA  Classical Languages & Lit.
    PC  Romance Languages (Spanish)
    PD  Germanic Languages (German)
    PE  English Language
    PJ   Oriental Languages & Lit. (Arabic)
    PM  American Indian Languages
    PN  Literary History & Collections
    PQ  Romance Languages
    PR  English Literature
    PS  American Literature
    PT  Germanic Literature
    PZ  Children’s Literature


Q Science
    Q                       Science (general)
    QA                     Mathematics
    QA75.5 – 76.95  Computer Science
    QB                      Astronomy
    QC                      Physics
    QD                      Chemistry
    QE                      Geology
    QH                      Biology (general)
    QH                      Natural History (general)
    QK                      Botany
    QL                      Zoology
    QM                     Human Anatomy
    QP                      Physiology
    QR                      Microbiology

R Medicine
     R                        Medicine (general)
     RA                      Public Health
     RC                      Practice of Medicine
     RC86 – 88.9       Medical Emergencies
     RM                      Nutrition
     RM – RS             Pharmacology & Pharmacy            
     RT                       Nursing

S Agriculture
     S                        Agriculture
     SB                      Plant Culture
     SD                      Forestry
     SF                      Animal Culture
     SF600 – 1100    Veterinary Medicine
     SH                      Aquaculture & Fisheries
     SK                      Wildlife Management

T Technology
     T                          Technology
     TA                        Engineering
     TC                        Hydraulic Engineering
     TD                        Environmental Engineering
     TE                        Highway Engineering
     TH                        Building Construction
     TH9025 – 9745    Protection of Buildings (Fire)
     TJ                         Mechanical Engineering
     TK                        Electrical Eng. & Electronics
     TK5101 – 6720    Telecommunications (Networking)
     TL                        Aeronautics & Motor Vehicles
     TN                        Mining Engineering & Metallurgy
     TP                        Chemical Technology
     TR                        Photography
     TS                        Manufacturing
     TT                        Clothing Manufacture, Handicrafts
     TX                        Home Economics
     TX642 – 840        Cookery
     TX901-946.5        Hospitality Industry

U-V Military and Naval Sciences

Z Bibliography and Library Science