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Instruction: Library of Congress Classification System

About the Library of Congress Classification System

  • Many academic libraries in the United States use the Library of Congress Classification System to for their call numbers.
  • The first section (the alphabetical part) of the call number represents the subject of the book.
  • The table below shows subjects assigned to their associated alphabetical characters:
A GENERAL
AE Encyclopedias
(General) AY Almanacs
N FINE ARTS
NA Architecture
NC Graphic Arts
ND Painting
NK Art Applied to industry
 
B PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION
B Philosophy
BF Psychology
BL-BX Religion
P LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
P Philosophy, Linguistics
PA Classical Literature
PC Romance Languages
PE English Language
PF German Language
PN Literary History
PQ Romance Literature
PR English Literature
PS American Literature
PT Teutonic Literature
C-F HISTORY
CT Biography
DA Great Britain
DC France
DD Germany
DE Classical Antiquity
DK Russia, Poland
DP Spain, Portugal
DS Asia
DT Africa
E America and United States
F United States (local), Canada, Latin America
Q SCIENCE
Q Science (General)
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QE Geology
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QP Physiology
G-H SOCIAL SCIENCES
G Geography
GR Folklore
GV Physical Education
HA Statistics
HB Economic Theory
HE Transportation
HF-HJ Commerce & Finance
HM Sociology
HQ Family, Marriage, Home
HT Communities, Classes, Races
HV Social Pathology, Criminology
HX Socialism, Communism
R MEDICINE
J POLITICAL SCIENCE
JC Theory of State
JF-JQ Constitutional History
JS Local Government
JX International Law
S AGRICULTURE & ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
K LAW
KFT Law of Texas
K Law (General)
KF Law of the United States
T TECHNOLOGY
TA Engineering (General)
TL Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics
TR Photography
TX Cookbooks, Handicrafts
L EDUCATION U-V MILITARY & NAVAL SCIENCE
M MUSIC Z WORD PROCESSING, BIBLIOGRAPHY, LIBRARY SCIENCE
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