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Library of Congress Outline

This is an outline of the Library of Congress call number classification system. Single letters represent broad topic areas. Double letters represent more specialized topic areas. For a more detailed outline visit the Library of Congress. While the Library of Congress system is used at academic libraries, public libraries tend to use the Dewey Decimal System.

A - General Works
B - Philosophy and Religion
  • BF - Psychology
  • BJ - Ethics
  • BL - Religions
  • BM - Judaism
  • BR-BX - Christianity and others
C - History (General)
  • CC - Archaeology
D - History (General and Old World)
  • D - General
  • DA - Great Britain
  • DC - France
  • DD - Germany
  • DE - Classical antiquity
  • DF - Greece
  • DG - Italy
  • DK - Russia
  • DP - Spain, Portugal
  • DS - Asia
  • DT - Africa
E - U.S. History (General & Old World)
F - U.S. History (Local). N. & S. America
G - Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
  • G - Atlas. Maps
  • GB - Physical geography
  • GN - Anthropology
  • GR - Folklore
  • GT - Manners & customs
  • GV - Physical education & sports
H - Social Science
  • HA - Statistics
  • HB-HD - Economics
  • HF - Commerce
  • HG - Finance
  • HM - Sociology
  • HQ - Family. Marriage. Women
  • HV - Police Science
I - Not used
J - Political Science
  • JK - U.S. constitution
  • JS - Local government
K - Law
  • KF - United States
  • KFV - Virginia
L - Education
  • LA - History of education
M - Music
N - Fine Arts
  • NA - Architecture
  • NB - Sculpture
  • ND - Painting
  • NE - Print media
  • NK - Decorative Arts
O - Not used
P - Language & Literature
  • PA - Classical language & literature
  • PC - French & Spanish
  • PE - English Language
  • PN - Television. Theater. Journalism
  • PR - English Literature
  • PS - American Literature
  • PT - Germanic Literature
  • PZ - Fiction
Q - Science
  • QA - Mathematics. Computer Science
  • QB - Astronomy
  • QC - Physics
  • QD - Chemistry
  • QE - Geology
  • QH - Biology
R - Medicine
  • RC - Internal Medicine & Mental Health
  • RD - Surgery
  • RG - Gynecology
  • RK - Dentistry
  • RS - Pharmacy
  • RT - Nursing
S - Agriculture
  • SB - Plant culture
  • SD - Forestry
  • SF - Animal culture
T - Technology
  • TA - Civil engineering
  • TG - Bridge construction
  • TH - Building & construction
  • TJ - Mechanical engineering
  • TK - Electronics. Electrical engineering
  • TL - Motor vehicles
  • TP - Chemical technology
  • TR - Photography
  • TT - Handicrafts. Arts & crafts
  • TX - Home economics
U - Military Science
V - Naval Science
W, X, Y - Not used
Z - Library Science

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