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The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System
The Library of Congress Classification System is what is used in the Charles W. Chesnutt Library to arrange the books that are located in Reference on the first floor, and in the circulating collection on the second and third floors. This classification system uses letters and numbers to represent the main subject content of materials.  Books in the Government Documents Collection located on the fourth floor of Chesnutt Library are arranged using the Superintendent of Documents System, which groups items by the government agency that produces the material.

Major LC Subject Classifications:
A General Works
AE Encyclopedias
AG Dictionaries
AY Almanacs, Directories

B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
B-BD Philosophy
BF Psychology
BH-BJ Ethics
BL Religion
BM Judaism
BP Islam
BR Christianity
BS Bible
BX Christian Denominations

C History (Auxiliary Sciences)
CC Archaeology
CD Archives
CS Genealogy
CT General Biography

D General World History (All Except North and South America)
DA Great Britain (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
DAW Central Europe
DB Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
DC France, Andorra, Monaco
DD Germany
DE Mediterranean Region, Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy
DH Belgium, Luxemburg
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DK Russia and former Soviet Republics, Poland
DL Northern Europe, Scandinavia
DP Spain, Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DS Asia
DT Africa
DU Oceania, Australia, New Zealand
DX Roma (Gypsies)

E History (General America and United States)
184.5-185.98  African Americans
186-199 Colonial History
201-298 Revolution
300-453 Revolution to Civil War
456-655 Civil War
660-738 Late Nineteenth Century
740-837.7  Twentieth Century
838-887 Late Twentieth Century, 1961-

F History (Local U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America)
1-975 United States Local History
206-220  The South
251-265  North Carolina
1001-1140  Canada
1201-3799  Latin America, South America

G Geography, Anthropology, Folklore, Dance, Sports
G-GB  Geography
GC Oceanography
GE Environmental Sciences
GF Human Geography
GN Anthropology
GR Folklore
GT Manners, Customs
GV Recreation, Leisure

201-555 Physical Education and Training
561-1198.995 Sports
1199-1570  Games and Amusements
1580-1799  Dancing

H Social Sciences
H General Social Sciences
HA Statistics
HB-HD Economics, Economic Theory, Demography, Business Cycles, Economic History
HE  Transportation and Communications
HF  Commerce, Accounting and Advertising
HG-HJ Finance, Public Finance
HM-HX  Sociology
HQ Family, Marriage, Women
HV Social Service, Welfare, Criminology
HX Socialism, Communism and Anarchism

J Political Science
JK United States
JX International Law

K Law
KF Law of the United States
KFN Law of North Carolina

L Education
LA History of Education
LB Theory and Practice
LC Social Aspects of Education, Special Education
LD Individual Institutions: United States
LJ Student Fraternities and Societies
LT Textbooks

M Music
M Instrumental and Vocal
ML Literature of Music
MT Musical Instruction and Study

N Fine Arts
N  Visual Arts (General)
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Illustration, Design and Drawing
ND Painting
NE Printing
NK Decorative Arts, Applied Arts
NX Arts in General

P Languages and Literature
P  Philology and General Linguistics
PA Classical Languages and Literature
PB Modern European Languages, Celtic Languages and Literature
PC Romance Languages
PD Old Germanic, Scandinavian
PE English
PF Dutch, German
PG Slavic
PH Finnish
PJ Oriental, Semitic
PK Indo-Iranian
PL East Asian, African, Oceanic
PM Indigenous American (American Indian), Artificial Languages
PN Literary History and Collections
PQ Romance Literature (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
PR English Literature
PS American Literature
PT Germanic Literature
PZ Fiction and Juvenile Literature

Q Science
Q  General Science
QA Mathematics, Computer Science
QB Astronomy
QC Physics
QD Chemistry
QE Geology
QH Natural History, Biology
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QM Human Anatomy
QP Physiology
QR Microbiology

R Medicine
RA Public Aspects of Medicine
RC Internal Medicine
RD Surgery
RG Gynecology, Obstetrics
RJ Pediatrics
RK Dentistry
RS Pharmacy
RT Nursing

S Agriculture
SB Plant Culture
SD Forestry
SF Animal Culture

T Technology
TA-TK  Construction, Engineering
TL Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics
TN Mining, Metallurgy
TR Photography
TS Manufacturing
TT Arts and Crafts, Handicrafts
TX Home Economics

U Military Science
V Naval Science
VE Marines

Z Bibliography, Library Science and Information Resources
662-1000.5 Libraries
1001-8999 Bibliographies
ZA Information Resources

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