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Subjects used in ALG

Dewey Decimal Classification

The following are the subjects used in the Australian Libraries Gateway and their corresponding Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) ranges and Dewey Conspectus line numbers. Alternatively, you may prefer to browse the subjects by DDC number.

ALG Subject DDC Range Conspectus line
AGRICULTURE AGD
Agriculture (general works) 630-631.3 1-22
Cultivation and soil science
--Soil conservation
--Soil erosion
--Soil fertility
--Soil physics
631.4-631.8 23-29
Plant diseases and pests
--Insect pests
--Pest control
--Plant diseases
632-632.9 30-39
Plant crops and forestry
--Crop breeding
633-634.9 40-59
Horticulture and gardening
--Fertilizers
--Plant breeding
--Plant propagation
--Plant protection
635-635.9, 712-712.7, 714-719 60-69
Animal husbandry and vet science
--Animal breeding
--Animal diseases
--Animal health
--Animal housing
--Animal nutrition
--Animal research
--Animal welfare
--Veterinary science
636 70
Livestock
--Cattle
--Goats
--Horses
--Meat production
--Pigs
--Poultry
--Sheep
636.1-636.4, 637-637.5 71-74, 80-89
Other animals (including pets)
--Feral animals
--Native animals
--Pets
636.5-636.8, 638-638.5 75-79, 90-99
Hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation
--Control methods
--Endangered species
--Protected species
639-639.9 100-109
ANTHROPOLOGY AND
Cultural anthropology (general) 306-306.7, 306.9 1-17.1
Social Customs 390, 394-395.5 17.2, 40-49, 58.1
Costume and personal appearance 391-391.7 19
Customs of life cycle and death 392-393.9 20-39
Folklore 398-399 50-58
Physical anthropology 573, 573.2-573.8 70-79
Human Races and Physical ethnology 572, 572.2-572.9 60-69
ART & ARCHITECTURE ARD
The arts (general) 700-709 1-10
Urban and regional planning 711-711.8 21
Landscape architecture 710 20, 22-29
Architecture 720-729.8 30-39
Sculpture 730-736.9 40-46
Metals 737-737.6, 739-739.7 47, 49
Ceramics and glass 738-738.8, 748-748.8 48, 57
Drawing 740-743.9 50-53
Decorative arts 745-745.9 54
Textiles 746-746.9 55
Interior design and furniture 747-747.9, 749-749.8 56,58
Painting 750-759.994 60-69
Printmaking and graphic arts 760-769.9 70-79
Photography 770-778.4, 778.6-779 80-85.4, 85.6-89
Cinematography 778.5 85.5
Museum science 069-069.6 5-9
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES BID
Biology (general) 570, 572, 573, 574, 577, 579-579.6 20-29, 50, 80-89, 100-109
Biophysics & biochemistry 576-576.6, 578-578.9, 589.9 70-79, 90-99, 119.5
Botany (general)
--Plant biochemistry
-- Plant ecology
-- Plant genetics
-- Plant geography
-- Plant physiology
-- Plant taxonomy
580-581.9 110-111
Descriptive and comparative biology
Ecology
-- Environmental research
-- Forest ecology
-- Freshwater ecology
-- Human ecology
-- Marine ecology
-- Plant ecology
-- Rangeland ecology
Entomology
-- Insect behaviour
-- Insect biochemistry
-- Insect ecology
-- Insect physiology
-- Insect plant relationships
-- Insect taxonomy
Evolution and genetics
-- Evolution
-- Genetics
Microbiology, microscopy, bacteria
-- Microbiology
Organisms in specific localities
-- Biodiversity
-- Habitat selection
Tissue, cellular and molecular biology -- Cytology
-- Molecular biology
Seed-bearing plants (Spermatophyta) 582-585.9 112-115
Other plants 586-589.4 116-119.4
Zoology (general) 590-591.9 120-121
Invertebrates 592-595.7 122-125
Vertebrates 596-599.9 126-129
CHEMISTRY CHD
Chemistry (general) 540-540.9 10-19
Theoretical & quantum chemistry 541-541.2 20-21
Physical chemistry 541.3-541.7 22-29
Laboratories & equipment 542-542.8 30-39
Analytical chemistry 543 40-49
Qualitative analysis 544-544.9 50-59
Quantitative analysis 545-545.8 60-69
Inorganic chemistry 546-546.8 70-79
Organic chemistry 547-547.8 80-89
Crystallography 548-548.9 90-99
COMPUTER SCIENCE CSD
Systems & cybernetics 003-003.8 5-9
Computer science & systems analysis 004-004.9 10-19
Computer programming & data management 005-005.8 20-29
Artifical intelligence & other special methods 006-006.6 30-39
Computer engineering 621.39-621.399 40-49
ECONOMICS & BUSINESS BUD
Economics (general) 330-330.9947 90-99
Statistics 310-319.9 10-89
Macroeconomics & public finance 336-336.94, 339-339.5 150-159, 180-184
Labor economics 331-331.8 100-109
Socialism & cooperatives 334-335.9 130-149
Land, energy & natural resources 333-333.9 120-129
Industry & production
-- Tourism
338-338.9
338.4791 - 338.479194#
170-179
Finance & insurance 332-332.9, 368-368.9 110-119, 185-189
Commerce & domestic trade 380-381.5 190-209
International economics & trade 337-337.94, 382.382.9 160-169, 210-219
Mail, telecommunication & broadcasting 383-384.8 220-239
Transportation 385-388.5 240-279
Management & business 389-389.6, 650-650.1, 658-658.8 290-299, 340-349
Office services 651-653.4 300-329
Accounting 657-657.9 330-339
Advertising & public relations 659-659.2 350-359
EDUCATION EDD
Education (general) 370-370.9 10-19
School organisation & management 371-371.8 20-28
Special education 371.9 29
Education of women 376-376.9 70-79
Elementary education 372-372.8, 372.9 30-39
Secondary education 373-373.94 40-49
Adult education 374-374.9 50-59
Higher education 378-378.94 90-99
Curriculums 375-375.9 60-69
Schools & religion 377-377.9 80-89
Government regulation & support 379-379.94 100-110
TECHNOLOGY END
Technology & engineering (general) 600-609, 620-620.17, 620.4-620.8, 621.8-621.9 1-21, 24-29, 37-39
Mechanical, thermal & nuclear engineering 620.2-620.3, 621-621.2, 621.4-621.6 22-23, 30-32, 34-36
Electrical & optical engineering
--Electronic systems
621.3-621.38, 629.8
621.381, 621.384
33, 105-109
Building & construction 690-698.9 500-599
Civil engineering 624-624.8 60-69
Transport technology (land, water, air & space) 527-527.5, 623.8, 625-625.8, 629-629.4, 713 58-59, 70-79, 100-104
Municipal, hydraulic & environmental engineering 627-628.9 80-99
Mining 622-622.8 40-49
Military engineering 623-623.7 50-57
Home economics 640-646.6, 647-648.9 110-200
Food & drink technology 663-664.9 240-259
Chemical engineering 660-662.9, 665-669.9 210-239, 260-309
Manufacturing 670-685.5, 687-688.8 310-469, 480-499
Printing 686-686.4 470-479
Telecommunication systems 621.382-621.384, 621.3981
GEOGRAPHY & EARTH SCIENCES GED
Earth sciences & geophysics (general) 550-551 20-30
Geodesy & surveying 526-526.9 10-16
Atmospheric sciences 551.5-551.6 35-36
Geology (General) 551.1-551.3, 551.7-551.9 31-33, 37-39
Geomorphology, Hydrology & oceanography
-- Groundwater hydrology
-- Hydrologic cycle
-- Limnology
-- Water pollution
-- Water quality
-- Water resources management
551.4 34
Paleontology 560-569 117.1
Petrology, mineralogy & economic geology 549-549.9, 552-553.9 17-19, 40-59
Regional Geology 554-559.3, 559.5-559.9 60-111, 113-117
Geology of Australia 559.4-559.48 112
Geography & travel (general)
-- Discoveries in geography
910, 910.2-911 118-127
Maps & atlases 912 128
Geography of ancient world 913 129
Geography of Europe 914-914.9 130-139
Geography of Asia 915-915.9 140-149
Geography of Africa 916-916.9, 970-979 340-439
Geography of North & Central America 917-917.9 160-169
Geography of South America 918-918.9 170-179
Geography of Australia
-- Explorers - Australia
919.4-919.48 182
Geography of other places 919-919.3, 919.5-919.9, 900-908, 909 180-181, 183-189
HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY HID
History (general works & world history) 900-909 1-16.2
Biography & family history 920-929.9 27-29
Ancient history & archaeology 930-939 30-39
European history (general & medieval) 940-940.5 40-49
British history 941-942 50-69
History of other European Countries 943-949.9 70-139
History of Asia 950-959.9 140-239
History of Africa 960-969.9 240-339
History of North & Central America 970-979 340-439
History of South America 980-989.5 440-539
History of Australia
-- History of Queensland
994-994.8
994.3
560-569
History of other regions 990-993.1, 995-998 540-559, 570-609
LANGUAGE & LITERATURE LAD
Language & literature (general) 400-409, 800-809.9 10-19. 110-199
Linguistics 410-419
English language 420-429 30-39
Literature in English & Old English (general) 810-810.9, 820-820.9, 829-829.8 200-209, 290-299, 380-385, 388-389
Australian literature in English A820-A828 386-387
Poetry in English 811-811.5, 821-821.9 210-219, 300-309
Drama in English 812-812.5, 822-822.9 220-229, 310-319
Fiction in English 813-813.5, 823-823.9 230-239, 320-329
Other literature in English 814-818.5, 824-828.9 240-289, 330-379
Classics (Latin & Greek) 470-489, 870-889.8 80-99, 790-989
Germanic languages & literatures 430-469, 830-839.9 40-49, 390-489
Romance languages & literatures 440-469, 840-869.8 50-79, 490-789
Other languages & literatures 490-499.15, 890-899.9 100-109, 990-1089
LAW DLA, DLB
See also Moys Classification range
Law (general) 340-340.9 10-19
International law 341-341.7 20-29
Constitutional & administrative law 342-342.9 30-39
Military, tax, trade & industrial law 343-343.9 40-49
Social law 344-344.9 50-59
Criminal law 345-345.9 60-69
Private law 346-346.9 70-79
Civil procedure & courts 347-347.9 80-89
Statutes, regulations & cases 348-348.9948 90-99
Law of specific jurisdictions 349-349.9948 100-109
LIBRARY SCIENCE & INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKS DLS
Knowledge & bibliography 000-002, 010-019 0-9
Library science 020-028.9 10-86
Encyclopedias & yearbooks 030-039 87
Journalism, publishing & newspapers 070-079 90
Manuscripts & rare printed materials 090-099 92
Organisations & associations 060-068 89
Serials, collections & essays 050-059, 080-089 88, 91
MATHEMATICS MAD
Mathematics (general) 510-511.2 10-21
Mathematical & symbolic logic 511.3 22
Graphical & combinatorial analysis 612-612.9 30-39
Algebra & number theory 512-512.9 30-39
Arithmetic 513-513.9 40-49
Topology 514-514.7 50-59
Analysis & calculus 515-515.9 60-69
Geometry 516-516.9 70-79
Probabilities & game theory 519-519.3 80-82
Statistical mathematics 519.4-519.8 83-86
MEDICINE DME
Medicine (general) & nursing 610.1-610.9, 619 10-19, 100
Human anatomy 611-611.9 20-29
Human physiology 612-612.9 30-39
Health promotion, forensic & preventive medicine 613-613.6, 613.8-614.9 40-59
Pharmacology & therapeutics
-- Drug abuse (study and teaching)
615-615.9
613.807, 362.2907
60-69
Diseases 616-616.9 70-79
Surgery, dentistry & opthalmology 617-617.9 80-89
Gynaecology & obstetrics 618-618.8 90-98
Pediatrics & geriatrics 618.9, 649.3-649.4 99
MUSIC MUD
See also Metro Classification range
Music (general) 780-781.5 10-25
Specific musical traditions & genres 781.6-781.8 26-29, 100
Vocal music 782-783.9 30-49
Instrumental music & ensembles 784-785.9 50-69
Keyboard, electronic & percussion instruments 786-786.9 70-79
Stringed instruments 787-787.9 80-89
Wind instruments 788-788.9 90-99
PERFORMING ARTS PED
Performing arts (general) 790.2 5-9
Public performances 791-791.3, 791.5-791.8, 793.8 10-12, 14-19, 40-49
Motion pictures, radio & television, 270-289 130-136, 147-166
Stage presentations 792-792.9 20-29
Folk & national dancing 793.3 30-39
PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION PHD
Philosophy (general) 100-129 1-34
Philosophy (specific schools & viewpoints) 140-149, 181 35-44, 64
Western philosophy 180, 182-199 63, 65-82
Logic 160-169 45-52
Ethics 170-179 53-62
Religion (general)
-- Missiology
200-218, 290-291 83-101, 167-168
Bible 220-229 102-111
Christian theology 230-249, 260-269 112-129, 137-146
Christian church 250-259, 270-289 130-136, 147-166
Buddhism
Hinduism 295 172
Judaism 296 173
Islam 297 174
Other religions 292-294, 299-299.9 169-171, 175-184
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION & SPORT DPH
Physical education, fitness & recreation 202-205, 210-219
Indoor games 793-793.2, 793.4-793.7, 793.9-795.4 50-79
Outdoor sports & games 796-796.9 80-89
Acquatic & air sports 797-797.5 90-99
Equestrian sports & animal racing 798-798.8 100-109
Fishing, hunting & shooting 799-799.3 110-119
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY PUD
Physics & natural sciences (general) 500-509, 530, 530.7-530.8 10-99, 190, 193-199, 290-299
Theoretical physics 530.1, 539-539.6 191, 280-283
Nuclear & particle physics 539.7 284-289
Condensed matter physics 539.7 284-289
Gas-state & plasma physics 530.43-530.44,533-533.7 192*, 220-229
Optics 535-535.8 240-249
Electricity & magnetism 537-538.7 260-279
Classical physics 531-531.1, 531.6, 534-534.5, 536-536.7 200-201, 206-209, 230-239, 250-259
Astronomy (theory & instrumentation)
-- Radio astronomy
520-523, 528-529.7, 999

521.682, 521.684
100-130, 170-189
Solar system & earth 523.2-523.7, 523.9-523.5 132-137, 139-144
The universe, galaxies, stars 523.1, 523.8 131, 138
POLITICAL & MILITARY STUDIES POD
Political science (general) 320-320.8, 321-321.9 10-16, 20-29
Civil & political rights 322-323.6 30-49
Political history of specific countries 320.9 17
Political history of Australia 320.994-320.9947 18-19
Political parties & elections 324-324.9 50-59
International migration & colonization 325-325.94 60-69
International relations & organizations 327-327.94, 354.1 80-89, 141
Legislative process 328-328.9 90-99
Public administration 350-352.9 100-129
Public administration of specific countries 353-354, 354.3-354.94 130-139,140, 142-149
Military science 355-355.8 150-159
Foot forces 356-356.1 160-169
Mounted forces 357-357.5 170-179
Air forces 358-358.8 180-189
Naval forces 359-359.9 190-199
PSYCHOLOGY PSD
Psychology (general) 150-150.9 10-19
Physiological psychology 152-152.8 20-29
Memory, learning, intelligence 153-153.9 30-39
Subconscious & altered states 154-154.7 40-49
Paranormal phenomena 130-139 5-9
Differential, developmental & genetic psychology 155-155.9 50-59
Comparative psychology 156-156.9 60-69
Applied psychology 158-158.9 80-89
SOCIOLOGY SOD
Social sciences (general) 300-300.9 10-19
Society & social processes 301-304.8 20-59
Social groups 305-305.9, 306.8, 326 60-69, 84-89
Associations & clubs 366-367.9, 369-369.5 150-169, 180-199
Communities 307-307.7 80-83
Social welfare, problems & services 360-363.9, 646.7, 649-649.1, 649.5-649.8 90-129, 190-199
Criminology 364-365. 130-149

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