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Dewey

LC Subject Area

LC

Dewey Subject Area

000

Generalities, Knowledge, Computers, Internet & Systems

QA

TK

Mathematics, Computer Science

Electrical Engineering, Electronics

010

Bibliographies

AI

Z1001-8999

Indexes (General)

Bibliography

020

Library & Information Science

Z4-1000.5

Books, Library Science

030

Encyclopedias & Books of Facts

AE

AG


AY

Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and other general reference works.

Yearbooks, Almanacs, Directories

040

[Unassigned]

 

 

050

Magazines, journals, & Serials

AP

AN

Periodicals

Newspapers

060

Associations, organizations, & museums

AM

AS

AY

Museums. Collectors & Collecting

Academies and learned societies

Yearbooks, Almanacs, Directories

070

Journalism, Publishing, News media

AN

PN

Newspapers

.Journalism

080

Quotations

AC

Collections. Series. Collected Works.

090

Manuscripts & Rare Books

Z4-115

History of Books, Writing

100

Philosophy

B

Philosophy history, Systems

110

Metaphysics

B

BD

BH

Philosophy history, systems

Speculative philosophy

Aesthetics.

120

Epistemology

BD

Speculative philosophy

130

Astrology, parapsychology, occult

BF1001-1999

Parapsychology. Occult Sciences

140

Philosophical Schools of Thought

B

BD

Philosophy history, Systems

Speculative philosophy

150

Psychology

BF1-940

Psychology

160

Logic

BC

Logic

170

Ethics

BJ

Ethics. Social usage. Etiquette.

180

Ancient, medieval & Eastern philosophy

B

BL

BQ

Philosophy history

Religions, Mythology. Rationalism

Buddhism

190

Modern Western Philosophy

B

Philosophy history. Systems.

200

Religion

BL

Religions. Mythology. 

210

Philosophy and Theory of Religion

B

BL

Philosophy history

Religions. Mythology.

220

The Bible

BS

The Bible

230

Christianity & Christian theology

BR

Christianity

240

Christian practice & observance

BR

BT

Christianity

Doctrinal Theology

250

Christian pastoral practice & religious orders

BR

BT

Christianity

Doctrinal Theology

260

Church organization, social work & worship

BR

BT

Christianity

Doctrinal Theology

270

History of Christianity

BR

BT

Christianity

Doctrinal Theology

280

Christian Denominations

BT

BX

Practical theology

Christian denominations & sects

290

Other Religions

BL

BM

BP

BQ

Religions

Judaism

Islam. Bahism. Theosophy

Buddhism

300

Social Sciences, sociology, & anthropology

H

HM

HN


HQ

HS

HT

Social Sciences (general)

Sociology (general & theoretical)

Social history. Social problems. Social reform.

Family. Marriage. Women

Social Groups. Societies. Clubs.

Communities. Classes. Race.

310

Statistics

HA

Statistics

320

Political Science

HX

 J


JA

JC

JF


JK

JL


JN

JQ


JS

JV


JX 

Socialism. Communism. Anarchism.

Political Science. Legislative and executive papers. (general)

General works.

Political Theory. Theory of the state.

Constitutional history and administration

Constitutional history (U.S.)

Constitutional history (British America, Latin America)

Constitutional history (Europe)

Constitutional history (Asia, Africa, Australia Oceania)

Local Government.

Colonies and colonization.  Emigration and immigration.

International law. International Relations.

330

Economics

HB

HC

HD

HE

HF

HG

HJ

Economic theory. Demography.

Economic history & conditions.

Economic history: agriculture & conditions.

Transportation and communication

Commerce (general)

Finance

Public Finance 

340

Law

JX

K

KD

KE

KF

KG

KH

KJ

International Law

Law

Law of United Kingdom & Ireland

Law of Canada

Law of United States

Law of Latin America

Law of South America

Law of Europe

350

Public Administration & Military Science

HJ

JF


JS

U (all)

V (all)

Public Finance

Constitutional history & administration

Local government

Military Science

Naval Science

360

Social Problems & Social Services

HN


HV

Social history, social problems. Social reform.

Social pathology. Social & public welfare. Criminology. 

370

Education

L (all)

Education

380

Commerce, communications & transportation

HE

HF

Transportation and Communication

Commerce (general)

390

Customs, Etiquette, Folklore

BJ

CE

GR

GT

Ethics. Social usage. Etiquette.

Technical chronology. Calendar.

Folklore

Manners and customs (general)

400

Language

P

AG

Philology and linguistics (general)

Dictionaries

410

Linguistics

P

Philology and linguistics (general)

420

English and Old English Languages

PE

English philology and languages

430

German & related languages

PD

PF

Germanic philology and languages

West Germanic philology and languages

440

French & related languages

PC

Romance philology and languages

450

Italian, Romanian & related languages

PC

Romance philology and languages

460

Spanish & Portuguese Languages

PC

Romance philology and languages

470

Latin & Italic Languages

PA

 


PC

Classical philology and literature.  Byzantine and modern Greek literature.  Medieval and modern Latin literature. 

Romance philology and languages

480

Classical & modern Greek Language

PA

Classical philology and literature.  Byzantine and modern Greek literature.  Medieval and modern Latin literature.

490

Other language

PB

PG


PH


PJ


PK

PL


PM 

Celtic language & literatures.

Slavic, Baltic, Albanian language & literature.

Finno-Ugarian, Basque languages & literature.

Egyptian, Coptic, Hamitic, and Semitic philology & languages

Indo-Iranian languages & literatures.

Eastern Asian, Oceanian, African languages & literatures.

American Indian and artificial languages.

500

Science

Q

Science (General)

510

Mathematics

QA

Mathematics. Computer Science.

520

Astronomy

QB

Astronomy

530

Physics

QC

Physics

540

Chemistry

QD

Chemistry. Crystallography

550

Earth Sciences & Geology

QE

GC

Geology.

Oceanography.

560

Fossils & Prehistoric life

GF

GN

QE

QH

Human ecology. Anthropogeography.

Anthropology.

Geology.

Natural history. Biology.

570

Biology & Life Sciences

QH

QP

QR

Natural history. Biology

Physiology

Microbiology

580

Plants (Botany)

QK

Botany

590

Animals (Zoology)

QL

Zoology

600

Technology

T

Technology (general)

610

Medicine

QM

R (all)

RA

RB

RC


RD

RE

RF

RG

RJ

RK

RL

RM

RS

RT

RV

RX

RZ

Human Anatomy.

Medicine (general)

Public aspects of medicine.  State medicine. Public health.

Pathology.

Internal medicine. Practice of medicine.

Surgery.

Ophthalmology.

Otorhinolaryngology.

Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Pediatrics.

Dentistry.

Dermatology.

Therapeutics. Pharmacology.

Pharmacy and material medica.

Nursing.

Botanic. Thomsonian and Eclectic medicine.

Homeopathy.

Other systems of medicine.

620

Engineering

TA


TC

TD


TE


TF

TG

TJ


TK


TL


TN

TR

Engineering. (General) Civil engineering. (General)

Hydraulic Engineering

Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering.

Highway engineering.  Roads and pavements.

Railroad engineering & operation

Bridge engineering

Mechanical engineering & machinery.

Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering.

Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics.

Mining engineering. Metallurgy.

Photography.

630

Agriculture

S (all)


SB

SD

SF

SH

SK

Agriculture. Plant and Animal Industry.

Plant culture.

Forestry.

Animal culture.

Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling.

Hunting.

640

Home & Family Management

TT

TX

Handicrafts. Arts & crafts.

Home economics.

650

Management & Public Relations

H

HA

HB

HC

HD


HF

HG

HM

Social Sciences (general)

Statistics.

Economic Theory. Demography.

Economic History & Conditions.

Economic History: Agriculture & industries.

Commerce. (general)

Finance.

Public Finance.

660

Chemical Engineering

TP

Chemical technology

670

Manufacturing

TS

Manufactures.

680

Manufacturing specific products

TS

TT

Manufactures.

Graphic Arts.

690

Building & Construction

TH

Building construction.

700

Arts

N

NX

Visual Arts.

Arts in General.

710

Landscaping & area planning

SB

Plant culture

720

Architecture

NA

Architecture

730

Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork

NB

CJ

Sculpture

Numismatics

740

Drawing & Decorative Arts

NC

NK

Drawing. Design. Illustration.

Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament.

750

Painting

ND

Painting

760

Graphic Arts

NC

ND

NE

Drawing. Design. Illustration

Painting

Print media.

770

Photography

TR

Photography.

780

Music

M

ML

MT

Music, instrumental and vocal.

Literature of Music.

Musical instruction & study.

790

Sports, games & entertainment

GV

Recreation. Leisure.

800

Literature, rhetoric & criticism

P (all)

PN

Language and Literature

Literary history and collections. Theater, oratory, journalism

810

American literature in English

PS

PZ

American literature

Juvenile belles letters

820

English & Old English literatures

PR

PZ

English literature

Juvenile belles letters

830

German & Related literatures

PT

PZ

Germanic literature

Juvenile belles letters

840

French & Related literatures

PQ

PZ

Romance Literature

Juvenile belles letters

850

Italian, Romanian & related literatures

PQ

PZ

Romance Literature

Juvenile belles letters

860

Spanish & Portuguese literatures

PQ

PZ

Romance Literature

Juvenile belles letters

870

Latin & Italic literatures

PQ

 


PZ

Classical philology and literature. Byzantine and modern Greek literature. Medieval and modern Latin literature.

Juvenile belles letters

880

Classical & modern Greek literatures

PA

 


PZ

Classical philology and literature. Byzantine and modern Greek literature. Medieval and modern Latin literature.

Juvenile belles letters

890

Other literatures

PB

PG


PH


PJ


PK

PL


PZ

Celtic language & literatures.

Slavic, Baltic, Albanian language & literature.

Finno-Ugarian, Basque languages & literature.

Egyptian, Coptic, Hamitic, and Semitic philology & languages

Indo-Iranian languages & literatures.

Eastern Asian, Oceanian, African languages & literatures.

Juvenile belles letters.

900

History

CB

D (all)


E (all)

F (all)

History of Civilization.

History and Topography (except America)

America and U.S. (general)

United States (local) and America except the U.S.

910

Geography & Travel

G

GA


GB

Geography (general)

Mathematical geography. Cartography.

Physical geography.

920

Biography & Genealogy

CD

CR

CS

CT

Diplomatics. Archives. Seals.

Heraldry.

Genealogy.

Biography.

930

History of the Ancient World (to ca. 499 A.D.)

CB

CC

CN

DA

DAW

DB


DC

DD

DE

DF

DG

History of Civilization.

Archaeology.

Epigraphy. Inscriptions.

Great Britain.

Central Europe.

Austria. Lichtenstein, Hungary, Czechoslovakia.

France. Andorra. Monaco.

Germany. East Germany.

Classical Antiquity, Mediterranean

Greece.

Italy. Malta.

940

History of Europe (ca 500 A.D.)

DA

DAW

DB


DC

DD

DF

DG

DH

DJ

DJK

DK

DL

DP

DQ

DR

Great Britain.

Central Europe.

Austria. Lichtenstein, Hungary, Czechoslovakia.

France. Andorra. Monaco.

Germany.  East Germany.

Greece.

Italy. Malta.

Belgium. Luxemburg.

Holland.

Eastern Europe.

Soviet Union. Poland.

Scandinavia.

Spain. Portugal.

Switzerland.

Balkan Peninsula.

950

History of Asia

DS

Asia

960

History of Africa

DT

Africa

970

History of North America

E (all)

F 1-1392

America and U.S. (general)

United States (local). North America including Mexico.

980

History of South America

F 1401- 3799

Central and South America

990

History of other regions

DU

Australia and Oceania.

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