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Books at college and university libraries are classified according to the Library of Congress classification system.  This system organizes books into broad subject areas according to the following:

    A -- GENERAL WORKS
    B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
    C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
    D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
    E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
    F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
    G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
    H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
    J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
    K -- LAW
    L -- EDUCATION
    M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
    N -- FINE ARTS
    P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
    Q -- SCIENCE
    R -- MEDICINE
    S -- AGRICULTURE
    T -- TECHNOLOGY
    U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
    V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
    Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)

If you want to see the subclasses within each section, see the outline on the Library of Congress Classification page.

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