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Library of Congress Classification Outline

The Library of Congress [LC] Classification system is used by Indiana State University Libraries for assigning call numbers to the bulk of its collections. The following chart provides a very simplified breakdown of the LC system and some of the subject areas represented by specific letters and letter combinations.

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

A   General works, almanacs, encyclopedias, indexes, yearbooks
B   Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

B-BD  Philosophy

BF-BJ  Psychology

BL-BX  Religion

C   History, archeology, heraldry, genealogy, biography
D   History (except the Americas)
E   General histories of the Americas and the United States
F   State and local histories of the U.S.; individual countries of the Americas
G   Geography, Anthropology, Sports

G-GN  Geography, anthropology

GR-GT  Folklore, manners, customs

GV  Sports, amusements, games

H   Social Sciences

HA  Statistics

HB  Economics

HG  Finance

HM  Sociology

J   Political Science

JK  United States

JS  Local government

JX  International law

K   Law

KF  United States law

KFA-KFW  Law of individual states

L   Education

LA  History of education

LB  Theory & practice of education

M   Music

ML  Literature of music

MT  Music instruction & study

N   Fine Arts

NA  Architecture

NB  Sculpture

NC  Graphic arts

ND  Painting

P   Language and Literature

PA  Classical language & literature

PB-PH  Modern European languages

PN  Literary history & collections, performing arts

PQ  Romance literature

PR  English literature

PS  American literature

Q   Science

QA  Mathematics

QC  Physics

QD  Chemistry

QE  Geology

QL  Zoology

R   Medicine

RC  Internal medicine

RD  Surgery

RT  Nursing

S   Agriculture
T   Technology

TD  Environmental engineering

TJ  Mechanical engineering

TL  Motor vehicles, aeronautics & astronautics

TR  Photography

TX  Home economics

U   Military science
V   Naval science
Z   Bibliography & library science

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