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Library of Congress Classification Outline

Note: This is a brief outline, not a comprehensive list


A.  GENERAL WORKS
AC	Collections, Series, Collected 
	works
AE	Encyclopedias (General)
AG	Dictionaries & other general 
	reference works
AI	Indexes 
AS	Academies & learned societies
AY	Yearbooks, Almanacs, Directories
AZ	History of scholarship & 
	learning
B.  PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION
B	Philosophy
BC	Logic
BD	Speculative philosophy
BF	Psychology
BH	Aesthetics
BJ	Ethics
BL	Religions, Mythology, Rationalism
BM	Judaism
BP	Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy, etc.
BQ	Buddhism
BR-BX	Christianity
	
C.  AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
C	Auxiliary sciences of history 
	(General)
CB	History of civilization (General)
CC 	Archaeology 
CD	Diplomatics, Archives
CE	Technical Chronology, Calendars
CJ	Numismatics
CS	Genealogy
CT	Biography
	
D.  HISTORY: GENERAL & OLD WORLD
D	History (General)
DA	Great Britain
DB	Austria, Hungary
DC	France
DD	Germany
DE	Mediterranean region
DF	Greece
DG	Italy
DH-DJ	Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
DK	Russia, Poland
DL	Scandinavia
DP	Spain & Portugal
DQ	Switzerland
DR	Balkan peninsula, Turkey
DS	Asia
DT	Africa
DU	Oceania (South Seas)
	
E.  HISTORY:  AMERICAS (GENERAL)
E	United States (General)
E 71+	Indians of North America
	
F.   HISTORY:  AMERICAS (LOCAL)
F 726+	Montana
	
G.  GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, RECREATION
G	Geography
GA	Mathematical geography, Cartography
GB	Physical geography
GC	Oceanography
GE	Environmental sciences
GF	Human ecology, Anthropogeography
GN	Anthropology
GR	Folklore
GV	Recreation, Leisure
	
H.  SOCIAL SCIENCES
H	Social Sciences (General)
HA	Statistics
HB-HD	Economics, Industries, Labor
HE	Transportation and communication
HF	Commerce
HG-HJ	Finance
HM-HX	Sociology
	
J.  POLITICAL SCIENCE
JA	Political science (General)
JC	Political theory
JF-JV	Political institutions & 
	public administration
JZ	International relations
	
K.  LAW
K	Law (General)
KE	Canada
KF	United States
KJ	Europe
L.  EDUCATION
L	Education (General)
LA	History of education
LB	Theory & practice of education
LC	Special aspects of education
LD-LJ	Individual institutions, colleges, 
	universities, & schools
M.  MUSIC
M	Music
ML	Literature of music
MT	Musical instruction & study
	
N.  FINE ARTS
N	Visual arts (General)
NA	Architecture
NB	Sculpture
NC	Drawing, Design, Illustration
ND	Painting
NE	Print media
NK	Decorative arts
	
P.  LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
P	Philology, Linguistics 
PA	Classical languages & literature
PB-PH	Modern European languages
PJ-PL	Oriental languages & literature
PM	American Indian languages & 
	artificial languages
PN	Literature (General), Literary history
PQ	French, Italian, Spanish literatures
PR	English literature
PS	American literature
PT	Germanic literatures
	
Q.  SCIENCE
Q	Science (General)
QA	Mathematics and Computer science
QB	Astronomy
QC	Physics
QD	Chemistry
QE	Geology
QH	Natural history, Biology  (General)
QK	Botany
QL	Zoology
QM	Human anatomy
QP	Physiology
QR	Microbiology
	
R.  MEDICINE
R	Medicine (General)
RA	Public aspects of medicine
RB	Pathology
RC	Internal medicine
RD	Surgery
RE	Ophthalmology
RF	Otorhinolaryngology
RG	Gynecology & obstetrics
RJ	Pediatrics
RK	Dentistry
RL	Dermatology
RM	Therapeutics, Pharmacology
RS	Pharmacy
RT	Nursing
RV	Botanic, Thomsonian, & eclectic 
	medicine
RX-RZ	Homeopathy, Other systems of 
	medicine
	
S.  AGRICULTURE
S	Agriculture (General)
SB	Plant culture (General)
SD	Forestry
SF	Animal culture
SH	Aquaculture, Fisheries, Angling
SK	Hunting sports
	
T.  TECHNOLOGY
T	Technology (General)
TA	Engineering (General), Civil 
	engineering (General)
TD	Environmental technology
TE	Highway engineering
TH	Building construction
TJ	Mechanical engineering and 
	machinery
TK	Electrical engineering, 
	Electronics
TL	Motor vehicles, Aeronautics, 
	Astronautics
TP	Chemical technology
TR	Photography
TS	Manufactures
TT	Handicrafts, Arts & crafts
TX	Home economics
	
U.  MILITARY SCIENCE
	
V.  NAVAL SCIENCE
	
Z.  BIBLIOGRAPHY & LIBRARY SCIENCE
ZA	Information Resources 
	(General)

 
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