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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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