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Library of Congress Classification System

Outline of Subjects

MVC Library, like many academic libraries in the United States, uses call numbers. Combinations of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subjects. This system uses a first letter(s) of a call material and then a number representing the broad subject.
 
General Works
AC Collections; series; collected works
AE Encyclopedias (general)
AG General reference works
AI Indexes (general)
AM Museums
AN Newspapers
AP Periodicals (general)
AS Societies; academies
AY Yearbooks, Almanacs, Directories
AZ General history of knowledge & learning
 
Philosphy
B General; history & systems
BC Logic
BD Speculative philosophy
BF Psychology
BH Aesthetics
BJ Ethics
 
Religion
BL Religions; mythology
BM Judaism
BP Islam
BQ Buddhism
BR-BV Christianity
BX Denominations and sects
 
Auxiliary Sciences of History
CB History of civilization & culture
CC Archaeology
CD Diplomatics. Archives
CE Technical chronology. Calendar
CJ Numismatics
CN Epigraphy
CR Heraldry
CS Genealogy
CT Biography (general)
 
History
D General history. Europe (general)
DA Great Britain
DB Austria. Czechoslovakia. Hungary
DC France
DD Germany
DE Greco-Roman world
DF Greece
DG Italy
DH-DJ Netherlands
DK Russia. Poland. Finland
DL Scandinavia
DP Spain. Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Eastern Europe
DS Asia
DT Africa
DU Oceania. Australia
DX Gypsies
 
America (general) & United States (general)
E 11-29 America (general)
31-45 North America (general)
51-99 Indians of North America
101-135 Discovery of America
151-184 United States: general history
185 Negroes in the United States
186-199 Colonial period
201-298 Revolution
351-364 War of 1812
401-415 War with Mexico
441-453 Slavery
456-655 Civil War
714-735 War with Spain (1898)
World War I: see D501-680
World War II: see D731-838
740- Twentieth century
 
United States (local) & America (except the U.S.)
F 1-970 United States (individual states)
1001-1140 Canada; Newfoundland
1201-1392 Mexico
1401-3799 Latin America
 
Geography; Anthropology; Folklore; Recreation
G Geography (general). Atlases. Maps
GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
GB Physical geography
GC Oceanography
GE Environmental Science
GF Anthropogeography
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore
GT Manners and customs (general)
GV Recreation
 
Social Sciences
H Social sciences (general)
HA Statistics
 
Economics
HB Economic theory
HC National production & economic conditions, by country
HD Agriculture & industries
HE Transportation & communication
HF Commerce (general)
HG Finance
HJ Public Finance
 
Sociology
HM Sociology (general & theoretical)
HN Social history; social problems
HQ Family; marriage; women
HS Societies; clubs
HT Communities; classes; races
HV Social pathology; social & public welfare; criminology
HX Socialism; communism; anarchism
 
Political Sciences
J Official documents
JA General works
JC Political theory
 
Constitutional History & Administration
JF General works
JK United States
JL British America. Latin America
JN Europe
JQ Asia. Africa. Australia. Pacific Islands
JS Local government
JV Colonies & colonization; emigration & immigration
JX International law
 
Law
K General works
KD United Kingdom. Ireland
KF United States (general)
KFA-KFZ United States (by state, etc.)
KG-KT Other countries
 
Education
L General works
LA History of education
LB Theory & practice of education; teaching
LC Special aspects of education
LD United States universities & colleges
LE Other American universities & colleges
LF Europe
LG Asia. Africa. Oceania
LH University, college & school magazines & other publications
LJ Student fraternites & their publications
LT Textbooks
 
Music
M Music
ML Literature of music
MT Musical instruction & study
 
Fine Arts
N Visual arts (general)
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture & related arts
NC Drawing; Design; Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print media
NK Applied arts; decoration & ornament
NX The arts in general
 
Language and Literature
P Philology & linguistics
PA Classical languages & literature
PB Celtic languages & literature
PC Romance languages
PD Old Germanic; Icelandic; Scandinavian
PE English
PF West Germanic: Dutch, German
PG Slavic languages & literature
PH Finno-Ugrian. Basque languages & literature
 
Oriental Languages and Literature
PJ Hebrew, Arabic, & others
PK Indo-Aryan, Iranian, & others
PL Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PM American Indian languages
 
Literature
PN Literary history; collections (general)
PQ Romance literature
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT German literature; Dutch & Scandinavian literature
 
Science
Q Science (general)
QA Mathematics
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry
QE Geology
QH Natural history. Biology (general)
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology
 
Medicine
R Medicine (general)
RA Public aspects of medicine; public health
RB Pathology
RC Practice of medicine. Internal medicine
RD Surgery
RE Opthalmology
RF Otology; rhinology; laryngology
RG Gynecology & obstetrics
RJ Pediatrics
RK Dentistry
RL Dermatology
RM Therapeutics
RS Pharmacy & materia medica
RT Nursing
RV Botanic, Thomsonian, & eclectic medicine
RX Homeopathy
RZ Other systems of medicine
 
Agriculture: Plant and Animal Industry
S Agriculture (general)
S900-999 Conservation of natural resources
SB Plant culture (general)
SD Forestry
SF Animal culture; veterinary medicine
SH Fish culture & fisheries
SK Hunting; wildlife management; camping
 
Technology
T Technology (general)
 
General Engineering and Civil Engineering Group
TA Engineering (general); civil engineering
TC Hydraulic engineering
TD Environmental technology; sanitary & municipal engineering
TE Highway engineering; roads & pavements
TF Railroad engineering & operation
TG Bridge engineering
TH Building construction
 
Mechanical Group
TJ Mechanical engineering & machinery
TK Electrical engineering; electronics; nuclear engineering
TL Motor vehicles; aeronautics; astronautics
 
Chemical Group
TN Mining engineering; metallurgy
TP Chemical technology
TR Photography
 
Composite Group
TS Manufactures
TT Handicrafts. Arts & crafts
TX Home economics
 
Military Science
U Military science (general)
UA Armies: organization, etc. Military situation, policy, defenses of individual countries
UB Administration
UC Maintenance & transportation
UD Infantry
UE Cavalry. Armor
UF Artillery
UG Military engineering. Chemical warfare, air warfare
UH Other services
 
Naval Science
V Naval science (general)
VK Navigation. Merchant marine
VM Shipbuilding & marine engineering
 
Bibliography and Library Science
Z 4-8 History of books & bookmaking
40-115 Writing
116-550 Book industries & trade
551-661 Copyright; intellectual property
665-997 Libraries & library science
998-1000 Book prices; booksellers' catalogs
1001-8999 Bibliography