National Library of Australia


Subject categories used in ALG

Library of Congress Classification

The following are the subjects used in the Australian Libraries Gateway and their corresponding Library of Congress (LC) Classification ranges and LC Conspectus lines.

ALG Subject

LC Classification

Conspectus Line

AGRICULTURE

AGR

Agriculture (general works)

S1-589.85, S00-972

1-36, 49

Cultivation and soil science

S590-790

37-48

--Soil conservation
--Soil erosion
--Soil fertility
--Soil physics
Plant diseases and pests

SB599-998

108-123

--Insect pests
--Pest control
--Plant diseases
Plant crops and forestry

SB1-307, SD1-668

49.5-82, 123.5-139

--Crop breeding
Horticulture and gardening

SB317.5-353

83-85

--Fertilizers
--Plant breeding
--Plant propagation
--Plant protection

Animal husbandry and vet science

SF1-84, SF600-SF600-910, SF910.5-925

139.5-142, 179-198, 200-203

--Animal breeding
--Animal diseases
--Animal health
--Animal housing
--Animal nutrition
--Animal research
--Animal welfare
--Veterinary science
Livestock
SF84.82-405, SF907, SF951-977

143-162, 199, 204-207

--Cattle
--Goats
--Horses
--Meat production
--Pigs
--Poultry
--Sheep
Other animals (including pets) SF405.5-597, SF981-997.5

163-178, 208-214

--Feral animals
--Native animals
--Pets
Hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation SH1-400, SK1-577.5

214.5-257

--Control methods
--Endangered species
--Protected species

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANT

Cultural anthropology (general)

GN1-46

15-16

Social customs

GT1-7070

53 - 64

Costume & personal appearance

GN475-673

31-38

Customs of life cycle & death

Folklore

GR1-950

46-52

Physical anthropology

GN49-298

17-23

Human races & physical ethnology

GN301-673

24-45

ART & ARCHITECTURE

ART

The Arts (general)

N1-8675, NX1-820

9-110, 223

Urban & regional planning

NA9000-9425

142

Landscape architecture

Architecture

NA1-4050

111-140

Sculpture

NB1-1190

144-150

Metals

CJ1-6661

8.5

Ceramics & glass

Drawing

NC1-1855

151-158

Decorative arts

NK600-9955

205-222

Textiles

Interior design & furniture

Painting

ND1-3416

159-196

Printmaking & graphic arts

NE1-2890

197-204

Photography

TR1-1045

250-269

Cinematography

Museum science

AM1-401

1-8

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

BIO

Biology (general)

QH1-82, QH301-344, QH508-QH510, QH705

0-12, 41.5-53, 86-87, 108.5

Biophysics & biochemistry

QH345, QH505

54, 84.5

Tissue, cellular and molecular biology QH506, QH556-671

85.5, 99.5-108

-- Cytology
-- Molecular biology

Descriptive & comparative biology

QH471-531, QH511-529, QH546-559

81-84, 88-90, 97-99

Ecology
QH352, QH540-541.5

57, 90.5-94

-- Environmental research
-- Forest ecology
-- Freshwater ecology
-- Human ecology
-- Marine ecology
-- Plant ecology
-- Rangeland ecology
Organisms in specific localities QH84-198, QH543

14-34, 95

-- Biodiversity
-- Habitat selection
Evolution and genetics QH359-470,QH426-450

58-80, 66.5-74

-- Evolution
-- Genetics
Microbiology, microscopy, bacteria QH201-QH219, QR1-484

34.5-36, 703.5-759

-- Microbiology
Botany (general) QK1-989, QH611.5-989

109.5-149.5, 177-261

--Plant biochemistry
-- Plant ecology
-- Plant genetics
-- Plant geography
-- Plant physiology
-- Plant taxonomy

Seed-bearing plants (Spermatophyta)

QK475-519.5

150-158

Other plants

QK520-611

159-176

Zoology (general)

QL1-352, QP501-801

261.5-322, 604.5

Invertebrates

QL362-599.82

322.5-395

Vertebrates

QL600-737.U62

395.5-590

Entomology
-- Insect behaviour
-- Insect biochemistry
-- Insect ecology
-- Insect physiology
-- Insect plant relationships
-- Insect taxonomy

CHEMISTRY

CHE

Chemistry (general)

QD1-49

1-4

Theoretical & quantum chemistry

QD450-481

29-30

Physical chemistry

QD501-731

31-38

Laboratories & equipment

Analytical chemistry

QD71-145

5

Qualitative analysis

QD81-96

6-7

Quantitative analysis

QD101-117.T4

8-11

Inorganic chemistry

QD146-196

12-16

Organic chemistry

QD241-431

17-28

Crystallography

QD901-999

39

COMPUTER SCIENCE

COM

Systems & cybernetics

QA76.9-76.9, QA76.9, T57.62-TA1650

21-25, 32, 40-42

Computer science & systems analysis

QA75-76.85, QA76.9, TK5105.5

3-9, 20, 27-31, 43

Computer programming & data management

QA76.76-76.9

10-18

Artifical intelligence & other special methods

Q327-337, QA76.9, TA1630-1650

1-2, 26, 42

Computer engineering

QA76.9-268.5

19, 33-38

ECONOMICS & BUSINESS

ECO

Economics (general)

HB1-3840, HC1-79

25.5-33

Statistics

HA1-3010

0.5-25

Macroeconomics & public finance

HJ1-8963

80-84

Labor economics

HD4801-7250

44-53

Socialism & cooperatives

HX1-811

85-90

Land, energy & natural resources

HC100-240, HC242-700, HD101-2210

34-36, 38-39

Industry & production

HD9000-9999, HD2709-4730

54-59, 41-43

--Tourism

Finance & insurance

HG1-9970

72-79

Commerce & domestic trade

HF1-5000

67

International economics & trade

Mail, telecommunication & broadcasting

HE7601-8700

64-65

Transportation

HE1-7500

60-63

Management & business

HF5001-6351

69.1-69.4

Office services

HF6351, Z40-99

69.5, 71.2

Accounting

HF5601-5689

70

Advertising & public relations

EDUCATION

EDU

Education (general)

L1-999, LA1-2270, LB1-1131, LB1705-2285, LN2846, LC65-67, LC189-214, LV1001-1021, LC1041-1071, LC5101-5143, LC5146-5148

1-81, 105, 108, 116, 122, 126, 128, 149, 150

School organisation & management

LB2801-3640, LC59, LC129-145

109-112, 115, 118

Special education

LC3701-4815, LG700-999, LH, LJ, LT6-1001, LB3050-3060, LB1042-1044, LB2365.C5, LB1029.S53, LB1029.T6

147-148, 161-169

Education of women

LC1401-2571

131-140

Elementary education

LB1573-LB1591

87-95

Secondary education

LB1603-1665

96-104

Adult education

LC149-160, LC5201-6660

119, 151

Higher education

LB2300-2411, LC171-182

106, 120

Curriculums

Schools & religion

Government regulation & support

LC71-120, LC215-235

117, 123

TECHNOLOGY

TEC

Technology & engineering (general)

T1-995, TA1-168, TA174-345,TA368-625

0.5-19, 21-27, 32-35

Mechanical, thermal & nuclear engineering

TA349-367, TJ1-149

28-31, 122-142

Electrical & optical engineering

TA1501-1820, TK1-9401

44, 142.5-171

--Electronic systems

Building & construction

TH1-9745

98.5-121

Civil engineering

TA630-1280, TG1-470

36-43, 97.5-98

Transport technology (land, water, air & space)

VK, VM, TE1-305, TF1-1620, TL1-1060

57.2-57.4, 79.5-97, 171.5-192

Municipal, hydraulic & environmental engineering

TA170-171, TC1-1645, TD1-949

20, 45.5-79

Mining

TN1-580

192.5-215

Military engineering

UG

57.1

Home economics

TT1-999, TX1-1105

301.2-336

Food & drink technology

TP368-698

256-261

Chemical engineering

TN600-997, TP1-361, TP699-1185

216-255, 262-286

Manufacturing

TS1-2283

287-301

Printing

Z116-236

337-350

GEOGRAPHY & EARTH SCIENCES

GEO

Earth sciences & geophysics (general)

Geodesy & surveying

GA1-1999

4-6.4

Atmospheric sciences

QC801-999

88.1-88.4

Geology (general)

QE1-48.8, QE500-700

88.5-97, 114-122

Geomorphology, hydrology & oceanography

GB1-5030, GC1-1581

6.5-87

-- Groundwater hydrology
-- Hydrologic cycle
-- Limnology
-- Water pollution
-- Water quality
-- Water resources management

Paleontology

QE701-999

123-128

Petrology, mineralogy & economic geology

QE351-499

109-113

Regional geology

QE65-339, QE70, QE350

98-105, 107-108

Geology of Australia

QE348.2

106

Geography & travel (general)

G1-922

1-1.4, 1.73

-- Discoveries in geography

Maps & atlases

G1001-9980

1.5-1.6

Geography of ancient world

Geography of Europe

Geography of Asia

Geography of Africa

Geography of North & Central America

Geography of South America

Geography of Australia

-- Explorers - Australia

Geography of other places

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY

HIS

History (general works & world history)

C, CB, CD5001-6471, GB5000-503, D1-34, D111-838

1-2.4, 6.5-11, 23.5-30, 32-42

Biography & family history

CR1-6305, CS1-3090, CT1-3830

12-23.4

Ancient history & archaeology

CC1-960, GN700-885, D51-95, DE1-98, DF1-289, DG11-365, DS71-74, DS121-122, DS851-855.6, DT57-69, DT73, DT83-93

2.5-6.4, 31, 87-94, 98-100, 191, 207, 260, 281-282

European history (general & medieval)

D27-34, D901-1075, DX1- 301

30, 43-45, 392-393

British History

DA1-995

46-62

History of other European Countries

DB1-975, DC1-989, DD1-905, DF501-951, DG1-999, DH1-925, DJ1-411,DJK1-34, DK1-4800

63-86, 95-97, 101-182

History of Asia

DR481-741, DS1-79, DS75-151, DS123-900, DS855.7-925

183-190, 192-206, 208-259, 261-272

History of Africa

DT1-469.C7

273-383

History of North & Central America

E1-867, F1-2183

394-466

History of South America

F2201-3799

467-466

History of Australia

DU80-398

467-499

--History of Queensland    

History of other regions

DU400430, DU490-950, DX101-301

385-386

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

LLL

Language & literature (general)

CN, PB1-431, PN1-6381, PZ1-99, Z102-115

0.5-1, 59, 458-502

Linguistics

P1-1099

2-38

English language

PE1-3729

209-217

Literature in English & Old English (general)

PR1-2405, PR3291-9499, PR6920-9275, PS1-3576

218-225, 230-240, 242-263

Australian literature in English

PR9600-9619

241

Poetry in English

Drama in English

PR2411-3198

226-229

Fiction in English

Other literature in English

Classics (Latin & Greek)

PA1-8595

39-58

Germanic languages & literatures

PD1-5929, PT1-9999, PF1-5999

159-208

Romance languages & literatures

PC1-1874, PC2001-3420, PQ1-9991, PC5001-5448

69-158

Other languages & literatures

PB1001-3029, PG1-9678, PH1-5490, PJ1-9293, PK1-9601, PL1-8844, PM1-9021

60-68, 264-457

LAW

See also Moys Classification range

Law (general)

K-KC

7.5-22

International law

JX

6-7

Constitutional & administrative law

Military, tax, trade & industrial law

Social law

Criminal law

Private law

Civil procedure & courts

Statutes, regulations & cases

Law of specific jurisdictions

KF, KG-KX, KE, KD 22.5-254

LIBRARY SCIENCE & INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKS

LIS

Knowledge & bibliography

AI, AZ, Z4-15, Z1000-8999

0.34, 0.39, 0.5, 91.5-113

Library science

CD931-4279, Z662-1000

0.4, 40.5-91

Encyclopedias & yearbooks

AE, AG, AY

0.32, 0.33, 0.38

Journalism, publishing & newspapers

AN, PN4699-5650, Z278-549, Z551-661

0.35, 37.5, 38, 39

Manuscripts & rare printed materials

Organisations & associations

AS

0.37

Serials, collections & essays

AC, AP

0.31, 0.36

MATHEMATICS

MAT

Mathematics (general)

QA1-8, QA11-73

1-6, 8-10

Mathematical & symbolic logic

QA9-10, QA 267-268.5

7, 50-53

Graphical & combinatorial analysis

QA164-166, QA221-224, QA275

44-45, 47, 57

Algebra & number theory

QA150-163, QA169-219, QA241-255, QA385-387

43,46,48-49,65

Arithmetic

QA101-149

42

Topology

QA611-614

68-70

Analysis & calculus

QA281-381

59-64

Geometry

QA440-608, QA615-699

66-67, 71

Probabilities & game theory

QA269-274

54-56

Statistical mathematics

QA276-280

58

MEDICINE

MED

Medicine (general) & nursing

R1-899, RA3-420, RT, RV, RX, RZ, UH215-347, VG115-228

0, 79.5-97.6, 234.5-250

Human anatomy

QM1-575

0.5-22

Human physiology

QM601-691, QP1-495

23-70

Health promotion, forensic & preventive medicine

RA421-1129, RC960-962, RC87.1, RC970-971, RC981-986, RC103, RC963, R986, RC1050-1160, RG629, RC103

97.8-106, 161-162.5

Pharmacology & therapeutics

QP901-981, QR3-485, RA1190-1255, RM, RS

70.5-79, 106.5-108, 217.5-234

Diseases

RB3-157, RC1-951, RL

108.5-159.5, 215.5-217

Surgery, dentistry & opthalmology

RC1200-1245, RD, RE1-995, RF, QP458-471, RK1-70

163-194, 207.5-215

Gynaecology & obstetrics

RG1-951

194.5-202

Pediatrics & geriatrics

RC952-954, RC88.5, RJ1-570

159.6-159.7, 203.5-207

MUSIC

MUS

See also Metro Classification range

Music (general)

M1-4, ML-159, ML430-459, ML3565-3930, MT1-165

0.5-5.4, 57.5-78, 93-95, 110-133

Specific musical traditions & genres

ML160-429

79-92, 140-170

Vocal music

M1495-5000, ML1400-3563, MT820-960

25.5-57.4, 100-109, 135-139

Instrumental music & ensembles

M5, M286-1490, ML460-1354, MT170-810

5.5-6, 15-25.4, 96-99, 134

Keyboard, electronic & percussion instruments

M6-285

7-14

Stringed instruments

Wind instruments

PERFORMING ARTS

PER

Performing arts (general)

PN1560-1590

13-15

Public performances

GV1541-1561, GV1800-1860

0.3-0.9

Motion pictures, radio & television

PN1990-1999

20.5-22

Stage presentations

PN1865-1989, PN2000-3300

16-20.4, 23-49

Folk & national dancing

GV1580-1799

1-12

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

PAR

Philosophy (general)

B1-68, BD, BH

1, 14.5-20

Philosophy (specific schools & viewpoints)

B108-785

2-8

Western philosophy

B790, B840, 2750

9-11

Logic

BC

13-14

Ethics

BJ1-1800

21-22

Religion (general)

BL1-685

23.5-34

-- Missiology

Bible

BS1-2970

88.5-99

Christian theology

BR1-136, BT790-1475, BV150-650

77.5-82, 99.5-105

Christian church

BR140-1725, BV597-4511, BX1-9969

83-88, 106-150

Buddhism

BP300-395, BP500-597, BP1-9999

72.5-77.4

Hinduism

BL1100-1270

39

Judaism

BM1-679, BP1-223

55.5-70

Islam

BP

68.5

Other religions

BL700-820, BL1800-2630

35, 42.5-58

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION & SPORT

PHR

Physical education, fitness & recreation

GV1-556

1-14

Indoor games

GV1199-1570

25

Outdoor sports & games

GV557-770, GV841-1017

15-20, 22-23

Aquatic & air sports

GV770.3-840

21

Equestrian sports & animal racing

Fishing, hunting & shooting

SK

24.5

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY

PHY

Physics & natural sciences (general)

Q, QC1-168

0.5-4, 78-84

Theoretical physics

QC170-176.36

87-90

Nuclear & particle physics

QC501-798

105.5

Condensed matter physics

QC141-220, QC176-197

85-86, 91-93

Gas-state & plasma physics

Optics

QC350-476.2

99-105.4

Electricity & magnetism

QC501-849

106-119

Classical physics

QA801-939, QC221-338

5-49, 94-98

Astronomy (theory & instrumentation)

CE, QB1-4, QB15-991

0.3, 50-53, 55-66

-- Radio astronomy

Solar system & earth

QB520-701

68-70

The Universe, galaxies, stars

QB6, QB500, QB801-991

54, 67, 71-77

POLITICAL & MILITARY STUDIES

POL

Political science (general)

J, JA, JC

1-5

Civil & political rights

JF800-1191

9-10

Political history of specific countries

JQ

19

Political history of Australia

Q4000-4099

19.2

Political parties & elections

JF825-1191, JF2011-2112

11-12, 15

International migration & colonization

JV1-5999

21.5

International relations & organizations

JX

24-52

Legislative process

JF1321-2112, JF1411-1647, JS

Public administration

13-14, 19.5-21

Public administration of specific countries

Military science

Foot forces

Mounted forces

Air forces

Naval forces

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY

Psychology (general)

BF1-204.5

0.5-19

Physiological psychology

BF150-72, BF207-210, BF231-299, BF495-499, BF511-593

20-22, 32

Memory, learning, intelligence

BF309-493, BF370-504.3, BF683, BF608-635, BF698-698.9, BF795-839.5

23-24, 27-31, 33, 37-38

Subconscious & altered states

Paranormal phenomena

BF1001-1999

50-51

Differential, developmental & genetic psychology

BF341-357, BF692, BF697, BF699-789, BF725-990

19.5, 25-26, 35-36, 39-45, 47-49

Comparative psychology

BF660-678, BF685

34

Applied psychology

BF481-482, BF485-636

46

SOCIOLOGY

SOC

Social sciences (general)

H

1-3

Society & social processes

GF, HM

0.1-0.9, 4-5

Social groups

HQ, HT601-1595

8-11, 20-21

Associations & clubs

HS

12

Communities

HT

13-19

Social welfare, problems & services

HN, RA3-420, HV40-5840

6-7.5, 22-25

Criminology

HV6001-9920

26

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Last modified: August 10 2004.