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This is a very brief outline of how books are organized by subject using the Library of Congress Classification system.

A-AZ General Works - Encyclopedias, almanacs, general indexes

B-BX Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

  • BD Philosophy
  • BF Psychology
  • BL-BX Religion

C-CT Auxiliary Sciences of History

  • CC Archaeology
  • CS Genealogy
  • CT Biography

D-DX General and Old World History
Includes geography and descriptions of regions and countries

  • DA-DR Europe
  • DK Soviet Union
  • DS Asia
  • DT Africa

E-F History: Americas

  • E North American
  • F United States local history, Latin America

G-GV Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

  • G Geography, atlases
  • GE Environmental sciences
  • GN Anthropology
  • GR Folklore
  • GV Sports, dance, games

H-HX Social Sciences

  • H General social sciences
  • HA Statistics
  • HB Economics
  • HC Economic conditions
  • HD Industry, labor
  • HE Transportation, communication
  • HF Business, commerce
  • HG Finance
  • HM Sociology
  • HQ Family, marriage, aged, women, sexuality
  • HT Communities, cities, races
  • HV Criminology, drug abuse
  • HX Socialism, communism, anarchism, utopias

J Political Science

  • JF Constitutional history
  • JK United States
  • JS Local government
  • JX International law, world peace

K Law

  • KF United States law
  • KFN North Carolina law

L Education

M Music

N-NX Art

  • NA Architecture
  • NB Sculpture
  • NC Drawing, design, illustration
  • ND Painting
  • NK Arts, crafts

P-PZ Language and Literature

  • P Philology, linguistics, communication
  • PE English dictionaries, thesauri
  • PN Drama, poetry, radio broadcasts, movies, television, journalism
  • PQ Romance literature
  • PR English literature
  • PS American literature
  • PZ Fiction in English

Q-QR Science

  • Q General science
  • QA Mathematics, computer science
  • QB Astronomy
  • QC Physics
  • QD Chemistry, biochemistry
  • QE Geology
  • QH Natural history
  • QK Botany
  • QM Human anatomy

R Medicine

  • RA Public aspects of medicine
  • RC Practice of medicine
  • RM Therapeutics, drugs
  • RT Nursing

S-SK Agriculture

  • SB Plant culture
  • SD Forestry
  • SK Hunting sports

T-TX Technology

  • TA Engineering
  • TL Motor vehicles, aeronautics
  • TR Photography
  • TX Home economics

U Military Science

V Naval Science

Z Bibliography, library science