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The Library of Congress Classification System is an alphanumeric system used to organize books by subject, author and title information. In short, the system allows information concerning related subjects to be organized together for easy reference.


 

Library of Congress Basic Subject Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
General Works
Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
Sciences of History, History of Civilization
History (World excluding U.S)
History (American)
History (American)
Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
Social Sciences
Not used
Political Science
Law
Education
M
N
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Z
Music
Fine and Visual Arts
Language, Literature, Philology, Linguistics
Science
Medicine
Agriculture
Technology
Military Science
Naval Science
Not Used
Not Used
Bibliography and Library Science

 

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