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- Library of Congress Subject Classification
- A: General Works.
- B: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion.
- C: Archaeology. Heraldry. Biography.
- D: History: Old World & General.
- E: History: United States.
- F: History: United States Local History. Canada. Mexico. South America.
- G: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation.
- H: Social Sciences.
- J: Political Theory. Government.
- K: Law: National. International.
- L: Education Theory and Training. Special Education. Adult Education.
- M: Music.
- N: Fine Art. World Masters. Architecture. Lettering. Interior Decorating.
- P: Classical Literature. Poetry. Fiction. Study of Language.
- Q: Science.
- R: Medicine. Dentistry. Nursing. Geriatrics.
- S: Agriculture. Forestry. Fishing. Animal Care and Breeding.
- T: Engineering. Photography. Handicrafts. Cooking.
- U: Military Science.
- V: Naval Science.
- Z: Bibliography. Library Science.
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Library of Congress Subject Classification
The UTSA Libraries use the Library of Congress call letter/number system for organizing its print collections. The first letters classify material by broad subjects putting books on similar topics together.
initially designed at the beginning of the 20th century for the collection of the Library of Congress it divides all knowledge into 21 basic classes, each beginning with a single letter of the alphabet.
Dewey Decimal, another classification system, is used mostly by public libraries.
- Library of Congress Classification OutlineLists letters and titles of the main categories of the classification system used by the UTSA Libraries. Expand titles to see detailed subcategories.
A: General Works.
AI: General Indexes
AM: Museums, Collecting
AY: Almanacs and Directories
B: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion.
BS: The Bible
C: Archaeology. Heraldry. Biography.
CB History of Civilization
CT: General Biography
D: History: Old World & General.
DA: Great Britain
DB: Austria. Czechoslovakia. Hungary.
DE: Greco-Roman World
DK: Russia. Poland. Finland.
DP: Spain. Portugal.
DR: Eastern Europe
DU: Oceania. Australia
E: History: United States.
E 11-29: America (general)
E 31-45: North America (general)
E 51-99: Indians of North America
E 101-135: Discovery of America
E 151-184: United States: general history
E 185: African Americans in the United States
E 186-199: Colonial period
E 201-298: Revolution
E 351-364: War of 1812
E 401-415: War with Mexico
E 441-453: Slavery
E 456-655: Civil War
E 714-735: War with Spain (1898)
World War I: (see D501-680)
World War II: (see D731-838)
E 740: Twentieth century
F: History: United States Local History. Canada. Mexico. South America.
F 1-970: United States (individual states)
F 1001-1140: Canada
F 1201-1392: Mexico
F 1401-3799: Latin America
G: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation.
G: Geography (General); maps; atlases
GA: Cartography (map making)
GE: Environmental Science
GV: Sports and Recreation
H: Social Sciences.
HB: Economic Theory, Demography
HC: Economic History by Region
HD: Industries, Land Use, Labor
HE: Transportation and Communications
HF: Business, Commerce
HJ: Public Finance
HQ: Women's Studies, Social Groups
HT: Class, Race
HV: Social and Public Welfare, Criminology
HV 2475: American Sign Language
HX: Socialism, Communism, Anarchism
J: Political Theory. Government.
JC: Political Theory
JF: Constitutional History and Administration
JS: Local Government
JV: Colonies and Colonization, Emigration and Immigration, Migration
JZ: International Relations
K: Law: National. International.
K: General works
KBM: Jewish Law
KBP: Islamic Law
KD: United Kingdom. Ireland.
KF: United States (general)
KFA-KFZ: United States (by state, etc.)
KG: Latin America
KH: South America
L: Education Theory and Training. Special Education. Adult Education.
LA: History of Education
LB: Theory and Practice of Education
LD: United States Universities & Colleges
M: Music Scores
ML: Music Literature
MT: Music Theory & Pedagogy
N: Fine Art. World Masters. Architecture. Lettering. Interior Decorating.
N : Visual Arts
NC: Drawing, Design, Illustration
NE: Print Media
NK: Decorative Arts
NX: Arts in General
P: Classical Literature. Poetry. Fiction. Study of Language.
P: Philology and Linguistics
PA: Greek Language and Literature
PC: Romance Languages
PD: Germanic, Scandinavian
PF: West Germanic
PG: Slavic, Baltic, Albanian, Polish, Ukrainian
PH: Uralic, Basque, Finnish, Hungarian
PJ: Oriental Languages and Literatures
PK: Indo-Iranian Languages and Literatures
PL: Languages and Literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
PL 501 - 899 Japanese Language and Literature
PL 901 - 998 Korean Language and Literature
PL 1001 - 3208 Chinese Language and Literature
PM: American Indian Languages, Esperanto
PN: Literature (general)
PQ: Romance Literature
PQ 1-PQ3999: French
PQ 4001-PQ5999: Italian
PQ 6001-PQ8929: Spanish
PQ 9000-PQ9999: Portuguese
PR: English Literature
PS: American Literature
PT: Germanic Literature
PZ: Juvenile Literature
QH: Biology, Natural History
QM: Human Anatomy
R: Medicine. Dentistry. Nursing. Geriatrics.
RA: Public Aspects of Medicine
RC: Internal Medicine
RG: Gynecology and Obstetrics
RM: Therapeutics, Pharamacology
RS: Pharmacy & Materia Medica
RV: Botanic, Thomasonian, and Eclectic Medicine
RZ: Other Systems of Medicine
S: Agriculture. Forestry. Fishing. Animal Care and Breeding.
S: Agriculture (general)
SB: Plant Culture
SF: Animal Culture
SH: Aquaculture, Fisheries
SK: Hunting Sports
T: Engineering. Photography. Handicrafts. Cooking.
TA: Engineering- Civil & General
TC: Engineering- Hydraulic & Ocean
TD: Environment Technology, Sanitary Engineering
TE: Highway Engineering, Roads and Pavement
TF: Railroad Engineering and Operation
TG: Bridge Engineering
TH: Building Construction
TJ: Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
TK: Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Nuclear Engineering
TL: Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics
TN: Mining Engineering, Metallurgy
TP: Chemical Technology
TT: Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
TX: Home Economics
U: Military Science.
For Military History See: D - F
V: Naval Science.
For Naval History see: D - F
Z: Bibliography. Library Science.
Z: Libraries, Writing, Paleography, Book Industries and Trade, Bibliographies
ZA: Information Resources (general)
ZA 5049 - 5190 Government Information