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Wiggins Library Student Workers Guide: Library of Congress

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Library of Congress Classification System

A General Works


B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

History & systems of philosophy

BF Psychology

BJ Ethics

BL Religions, mythology, rationalism

BM-R Individual Religions

     BR Christianity

     BS The Bible

     BT Doctrinal Theology

     BV Practical Theology

     BX Christian Denominations


C Auxiliary Sciences of History

CB History of civilization & culture

CC Archaeology

CT Biography (General)


D History: Europe, Asia, Africa


E, F History: America

America (General), U.S. 


G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

Atlases, globes, maps

GB Physical geography

GE Environmental Sciences

GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography

GN Anthropology

GT Manners and customs (General)

GV Dance, leisure, sports


H Social Sciences and Business

HA Statistics

HB Economic theory. Demography

HC Economic history & conditions 

HJ Public finance

HM Sociology

HN Social history and conditions, social problems, social reform

HQ Family, marriage, home 

HT Communities, classes, races


J Political Science

JF Constitutional history & administration 

JK U.S. constitutional history

JS Local government 

JX International law, international relations


K Law


L Education

LA History of education 

LB Theory & practice

LD Individual U.S. institutions 

LH College & school publications

LT Textbooks 

M Music

Musical works 

ML Literature of music

MT Music instruction & study


N Fine Arts

N Visual Arts

NB Sculpture

NC Drawing, design, illustration

ND Painting


P Language and Literature

Linguistics, philology

PA Greek & Latin 

PC Romance languages

PE English language

PN Literature,literary history & collections

PN1993-1996 Motion pictures

PQ Romance literatures

PR English literature

PS American literature

PZ Fiction and juvenile belles letters


Q Science

QA Mathematics

QB Astronomy 

QC Physics

QD Chemistry

QE Geology 

QH Natural history - Biology 

QK Botany 

QL Zoology 

QM Human anatomy 

QP Physiology 

QR Microbiology 


R Medicine

RA Public aspects of medicine

RB Pathology

RC Internal medicine

RD Surgery

RJ Pediatrics

RS Pharmacy and material medical

RT Nursing


S Agriculture


T Technology


U-V Military & Naval Science

UA Armies: Organization, distribution, military situation

UB Military administration

UC Maintenance and transportation

UD Infantry

UE Cavalry, armor

UF Artillery

UG Military engineering, air forces

UH Other services


Z Library Science


Need a more detailed list? Find what you're looking for using the Library of Congress Classification  Outline.

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