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LC Call Number Classification

Library of Congress Classification System

The books in the QV library are arranged on the shelves according to the Library of Congress Classification System, which separates all knowledge into 21 classes, as outlined below. Each class is identified by a letter of the alphabet, subclasses by combination of letters, and subtopics within classes and subclasses by numerical notation.

A

General Works

    General encyclopedia, reference books, periodicals, etc.

B

Philosophy-Religion

 
B-BJ
Philosophy, including BF, Psychology
 
BL-BX
Religion

C

Auxiliary Sciences of History

 
CB
History of civilization (general)
 
CC
Archeology
 
CD
Archives
 
CJ
Numismatics
 
CR
Heraldry
 
CS
Genealogy
 
CT
Biography (general)

D

History: General & Old World

    Including geography of individual countries.
 
D
World history, including world wars.
 
DA
Great Britain
 
DB
Austria
 
DC
France
 
DD-
Other individual countries

E-F

History of America

    Including geography of individual countries.
 
E 1-143
America (general)
 
E 151-857
United States (general)
 
F 1-957
United State (states & local)
 
F 1001-1140
Canada
 
F 1201, etc.
Other individual countries.

G

Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, etc.

 
G
Geography (general)
 
GB
Physical Geography
 
GC
Oceanography
 
GN
Anthropology
 
GR
Folklore
 
GV
Recreation

H

Social Science

 
HA
Statistics
 
HB-HJ
Economics
 
HM-HX
Sociology

J

Political Science

 
JA-JC
Political science
 
JF-JQ
Constitutional history and public administration
 
JS
Local government
 
JX
International law

K

Law

L

Education

M

Music

 
M
Scores
 
ML
Literature of music
 
MT
Musical instruction

N

Fine Arts

 
NA
Architecture
 
NB
Sculpture
 
NC
Graphic arts
 
ND
Painting
 
NK
Decorative arts

P

Language & Literature

 
P
Philosophy and linguistics
 
PA
Classical language and literatures
 
PC
Romance languages
 
PD-PF
Germanic languages, including PE, English
 
PG
Slavic language and literature
 
PJ-PL
Oriental languages and literatures
 
PN
General and comparative literature
 
PQ
Romance literatures
 
PR
English literature
 
PS
American literature
 
PT
Germanic literatures
 
PZ
Fiction in English. Juvenile literature.

Q

Science

 
QA
Mathematics
 
QB
Astronomy
 
QC
Physics
 
QD
Chemistry
 
QE
Geology
 
QH
Natural history
 
QK
Botany
 
QL
Zoology
 
QM
Human anatomy
 
QP
Physiology
 
QR
Bacteriology

R

Medicine

S

Agriculture

 
SB
Plant culture and horticulture
 
SD
Forestry
 
SF
Animal culture
 
SH
Fish culture and fisheries
 
SK
Hunting sports

T

Technology

 
TA
General engineering, including general civic engineering
 
TC
Hydraulic engineering
 
TD
Sanitary and municipal engineering
 
TE
Highway engineering
 
TF
Railroad engineering
 
TG
Bridge engineering
 
TH
Building construction
 
TJ
Mechanical engineering
 
TK
Electrical engineering. Nuclear engineering
 
TL
Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
 
TN
Mining engineering. Mineral industries. metallurgy
 
TP
Chemical technology
 
TR
Photography
 
TS
Manufactures
 
TT
Handicrafts. Arts and crafts
 
TX
Home economics

U

Military Science

V

Naval Science

Z

Bibliography & Library Science

  Biography: Lives of individuals, illustrative of any subject are normally classified with that subject, e.g. Albert Einstein is classified in QC 16.E5. Otherwise they are classified with general biography in CT.


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