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Dewey Decimal System

[ 000's, Generalities] [ 100's, Philosophy & Psych ] [ 200's, Religion ] [ 300's, Social Sciences ] [ 400's, Language ] [ 500's, Science & Math ] [ 600's, Technology ] [ 700's, Arts ] [ 800's, Literature & Rhetoric ] [ 900's, Geography & History ]

Cataloging refers to a system that provides "intellectually available" to resources by organizing them by topics and aspects of content that library users might be interesting. Classification refers to how books are physically arranged on shelves. 

The main distinction between cataloging and classification is the fact that a book may have multiple listings in a catalog system to provide patrons intellectual access a topics, but each book can only have one location on the shelves.

Created by Melvil Dewey, the Dewey Decimal System is a way to classify books on shelves with numbers that group books together by the author's purpose and allows patrons to "browse" the shelves and locate items that might be relevant to their information needs.

The system is based on broad categories, based on 100's and then 10's, and uses decimals placeholders to create subdivisions within these classifications. Depending on the extent and purpose of a collection, precise classifications are possible by use decimal numbers that extend into the tenth, hundredth, or thousandths. 

Library media specialists set up their classification systems to represent a compromise between precision and practical considerations. While "splitting hairs" with many decimal places does provide better groupings of related books, the system becomes more complicated to use and administer. 

To further complicate matters, any given book might be interpreted or intended by its book to cover a variety of subjects. Given these compromises, catalog and classification systems need to complement each other. Basic classification BEFORE adding further subdivisions with decimals are presented here.

Cataloging refers to a system that provides "intellectually available" to resources by organizing them by topics and aspects of content that library users might be interesting. Classification refers to how books are physically arranged on shelves. 
Created by Melvil Dewey, the Dewey Decimal System is a way to classify books on shelves with numbers that group books together by the author's purpose and allows patrons to "browse" the shelves and locate items that might be relevant to their information needs.

The 000's, Generalities

000 Generalities 
001 Knowledge 
002 The book 
003 Systems 
004 Data processing Computer science 
005 Computer programming, programs, data 
006 Special computer methods 
007 Not assigned or no longer used 
008 Not assigned or no longer used 
009 Not assigned or no longer used 
010 Bibliography 
011 Bibliographies 
012 Bibliographies of individuals 
013 Bibliographies of works by specific classes of authors 
014 Bibliographies of anonymous and pseudonymous works 
015 Bibliographies of works from specific places 
016 Bibliographies of works from specific subjects 
017 General subject catalogs 
018 Catalogs arranged by author & date 
019 Dictionary catalogs 
020 Library & information sciences 
021 Library relationships 
022 Administration of the physical plant 
023 Personnel administration 
024 Not assigned or no longer used 
025 Library operations 
026 Libraries for specific subjects 
027 General libraries 
028 Reading, use of other information media 
029 Not assigned or no longer used 
030 General encyclopedic works 
031 General encyclopedic works - American
032 General encyclopedic works in English 
033 General encyclopedic works in other Germanic languages 
034 General encyclopedic works in French, Provencal, Catalan 
035 General encyclopedic works in Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic 
036 General encyclopedic works in Spanish & Portuguese 
037 General encyclopedic works in Slavic languages 
038 General encyclopedic works in Scandinavian languages 
039 General encyclopedic works in other languages 
040 -049 Not assigned or no longer used 
050 General serials & their indexes
051 General serials & their indexes American 
052 General serials & their indexes In English 
053 General serials & their indexes in other Germanic languages 
054 General serials & their indexes In French, Provencal, Catalan 
055 General serials & their indexes In Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic 
056 General serials & their indexes In Spanish & Portuguese 
057 General serials & their indexes In Slavic languages
058 General serials & their indexes In Scandinavian languages 
059 General serials & their indexes in other languages 
060 General organization & museology 
061 General organization & museology In North America 
062 General organization & museology In British Isles In England 
063 General organization & museology in central Europe In Germany 
064 General organization & museology In France & Monaco 
065 General organization & museology In Italy & adjacent territories 
066 General organization & museology In Iberian Peninsula & adjacent islands 
067 General organization & museology in Eastern Europe In Soviet Union 
068 General organization & museology in other areas 
069 Museology (Museum science) 
070 News media, journalism, publishing 
071 News media, journalism, publishing In North America 
072 News media, journalism, publishing In British Isles In England 
073 News media, journalism, publishing in central Europe In Germany 
074 News media, journalism, publishing In France & Monaco 
075 News media, journalism, publishing In Italy & adjacent territories 
076 News media, journalism, publishing In Iberian Peninsula & adjacent islands 
077 News media, journalism, publishing in Eastern Europe In Soviet Union 
078 News media, journalism, publishing In Scandinavia 
079 News media, journalism, publishing in other languages 
080 General collections 
081 General collections American 
082 General collections In English 
083 General collections in other Germanic languages 
084 General collections In French, Provencal, Catalan 
085 General collections In Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic 
086 General collections In Spanish & Portuguese 
087 General collections In Slavic languages 
088 General collections In Scandinavian languages 
089 General collections in other languages 
090 Manuscripts & rare books 
091 Manuscripts 
092 Block books 
093 Incunabula 
094 Printed books 
095 Books notable for bindings 
096 Books notable for illustrations 
097 Books notable for ownership or origin 
098 Prohibited works, forgeries, hoaxes 
099 Books notable for format

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The 100's, Philosophy
& Psychology

100 Philosophy & psychology 
101 Theory of philosophy 
102 Miscellany of philosophy 
103 Dictionaries of philosophy 
104 Not assigned or no longer used 
105 Serial publications of philosophy 
106 Organizations of philosophy 
107 Education, research in philosophy 
108 Kinds of persons in philosophy 
109 Historical treatment of philosophy 
110 Metaphysics 
111 Ontology 
112 Not assigned or no longer used 
113 Cosmology (Philosophy of nature) 
114 Space 
115 Time 
116 Change 
117 Structure 
118 Force & Energy 
119 Number & quantity 
120 Epistemology, causation, humankind 
121 Epistemology (Theory of knowledge) 
122 Causation 
123 Determinism & indeterminism 
124 Teleology 
125 Not assigned or no longer used 
126 The self 
127 The unconscious & the subconscious 
128 Humankind 
129 Origin & destiny of individual souls 
130 Paranormal phenomena 
131 Occult methods for achieving well-being 
132 Not assigned or no longer used 
133 Parapsychology & occultism 
134 Not assigned or no longer used 
135 Dreams & mysteries 
136 Not assigned or no longer used 
137 Divinatory graphology 
138 Physiognomy 
139 Phrenology 
140 Specific philosophical schools 
141 Idealism & related systems 
142 Critical philosophy 
143 Intuitionism & Bergsonism 
144 Humanism & related systems 
145 Sensationalism 
146 Naturalism & related systems 
147 Pantheism & related systems 
148 Liberalism, eclecticism, traditionalism 
149 Other philosophical systems 
150 Psychology 
151 Not assigned or no longer used
152 Perception, movement, emotions, drives 
153 Mental processes & intelligence 
154 Subconscious & altered states 
155 Differential & developmental psychology 
156 Comparative psychology 
157 Not assigned or no longer used 
158 Applied psychology 
159 Not assigned or no longer used 
160 Logic 
161 Induction 
162 Deduction 
163 Not assigned or no longer used 
164 Not assigned or no longer used 
165 Fallacies & sources of error 
166 Syllogisms 
167 Hypotheses 
168 Argument & persuasion 
169 Analogy 
170 Ethics (Moral philosophy) 
171 Systems & doctrines 
172 Political ethics 
173 Ethics of family relationships 
174 Economic & professional ethics 
175 Ethics of recreation & leisure 
176 Ethics of sex & reproduction 
177 Ethics of social relations 
178 Ethics of consumption 
179 Other ethical norms 
180 Ancient, medieval, Oriental philosophy 
181 Oriental philosophy 
182 Pre-Socratic Greek philosophies 
183 Sophistic & Socratic philosophies 
184 Platonic philosophy 
185 Aristotelian philosophy 
186 Skeptic and Neoplatonic philosophies 
187 Epicurean philosophy 
188 Stoic philosophy 
189 Medieval Western philosophy 
190 Modern Western philosophy 
191 Modern Western philosophy United States & Canada 
192 Modern Western philosophy British Isles 
193 Modern Western philosophy Germany & Austria 
194 Modern Western philosophy France 
195 Modern Western philosophy Italy 
196 Modern Western philosophy Spain & Portugal 
197 Modern Western philosophy Soviet Union 
198 Modern Western philosophy Scandinavia 
199 Modern Western philosophy other geographical areas

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The 200's, Religion

200 Religion 
201 Philosophy of Christianity 
202 Miscellany of Christianity 
203 Dictionaries of Christianity 
204 Special topics 
205 Serial publications of Christianity 
206 Organizations of Christianity 
207 Education, research in Christianity 
208 Kinds of persons in Christianity 
209 History & geography of Christianity 
210 Natural theology 
211 Concepts of God 
212 Existence, attributes of God 
213 Creation 
214 Theodicy 
215 Science & religion 
216 Good & evil 
217 Not assigned or no longer used 
218 Humankind 
219 Not assigned or no longer used 
220 Bible 
221 Old Testament 
222 Historical books of Old Testament 
223 Poetic books of Old Testament 
224 Prophetic books of Old Testament 
225 New Testament 
226 Gospels & Acts 
227 Epistles 
228 Revelation (Apocalypse) 
229 Apocrypha & pseudepigrapha 
230 Christian theology 
231 God 
232 Jesus Christ & his family 
233 Humankind 
234 Salvation (Soteriology) & grace 
235 Spiritual beings 
236 Eschatology 
237 Not assigned or no longer used 
238 Creeds & catechisms 
239 Apologetics & polemics 
240 Christian moral & devotional theology 
241 Moral theology 
242 Devotional literature 
243 Evangelistic writings for individuals 
244 Not assigned or no longer used 
245 Texts of hymns 
246 Use of art in Christianity 
247 Church furnishings & articles 
248 Christian experience, practice, life 
249 Christian observances in family life 
250 Christian orders & local church 
251 Preaching (Homiletics) 
252 Texts of sermons 
253 Pastoral office (Pastoral theology) 
254 Parish government & administration 
255 Religious congregations & orders 
256 Not assigned or no longer used 
257 Not assigned or no longer used 
258 Not assigned or no longer used 
259 Activities of the local church 
260 Christian social theology 
261 Social theology 
262 Ecclesiology 
263 Times, places of religious observance 
264 Public worship 
265 Sacraments, other rites & acts 
266 Missions 
267 Associations for religious work 
268 Religious education 
269 Spiritual renewal 
270 Christian church history 
271 Religious orders in church history 
272 Persecutions in church history 
273 Heresies in church history 
274 Christian church in Europe 
275 Christian church in Asia 
276 Christian church in Africa 
277 Christian church in North America 
278 Christian church in South America 
279 Christian church in other areas 
280 Christian denominations & sects 
281 Early church & Eastern churches 
282 Roman Catholic Church 
283 Anglican churches 
284 Protestants of Continental origin 
285 Presbyterian, Reformed, Congregational 
286 Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Adventist 
287 Methodist & related churches 
288 Not assigned or no longer used 
289 Other denominations & sects 
290 Other & comparative religions 
291 Comparative religion 
292 Classical (Greek & Roman) religion 
293 Germanic religion 
294 Religions of Indic origin 
295 Zoroastrianism (Mazdaism, Parseeism) 
296 Judaism 
297 Islam & religions originating in it 
298 Not assigned or no longer used 
299 Other religions

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The 300's, Social Sciences

300 Social sciences 
301 Sociology & anthropology 
302 Social interaction 
303 Social processes 
304 Factors affecting social behavior 
305 Social groups 
306 Culture & institutions 
307 Communities 
308 Not assigned or no longer used 
309 Not assigned or no longer used 
310 General statistics 
311 Not assigned or no longer used 
312 Not assigned or no longer used 
313 Not assigned or no longer used 
314 General statistics Of Europe 
315 General statistics Of Asia 
316 General statistics Of Africa 
317 General statistics Of North America 
318 General statistics Of South America 
319 General statistics of other parts of the world 
320 Political science 
321 Systems of governments & states 
322 Relation of state to organized groups 
323 Civil & political rights 
324 The political process 
325 International migration & colonization 
326 Slavery & emancipation 
327 International relations 
328 The legislative process 
329 Not assigned or no longer used 
330 Economics 
331 Labor economics 
332 Financial economics 
333 Land economics 
334 Cooperatives 
335 Socialism & related systems 
336 Public finance 
337 International economics 
338 Production 
339 Macroeconomics & related topics 
340 Law 
341 International law 
342 Constitutional & administrative law 
343 Military, tax, trade, industrial law 
344 Social, labor, welfare, & related law 
345 Criminal law 
346 Private law 
347 Civil procedure & courts 
348 Law (Statutes), regulations, cases 
349 Law of specific jurisdictions & areas
350 Public administration 
351 Of central governments 
352 Of local governments 
353 of U.S. federal & state governments 
354 Of specific central governments 
355 Military science 
356 Foot forces & warfare 
357 Mounted forces & warfare 
358 Other specialized forces & services 
359 Sea (Naval) forces & warfare 
360 Social services; association 
361 General social problems & services 
362 Social welfare problems & services 
363 Other social problems & services 
364 Criminology 
365 Penal & related institutions 
366 Association 
367 General clubs 
368 Insurance 
369 Miscellaneous kinds of associations 
370 Education 
371 School management; special education 
372 Elementary education 
373 Secondary education 
374 Adult education 
375 Curriculums 
376 Education of women 
377 Schools & religion 
378 Higher education 
379 Government regulation, control, support 
380 Commerce, communications, transport 
381 Internal commerce (Domestic trade) 
382 International commerce (Foreign trade) 
383 Postal communication 
384 Communications Telecommunication 
385 Railroad transportation 
386 Inland waterway & ferry transportation 
387 Water, air, space transportation 
388 Transportation Ground transportation 
389 Metrology & standardization 
390 Customs, etiquette, folklore 
391 Costume & personal appearance 
392 Customs of life cycle & domestic life 
393 Death customs 
394 General customs 
395 Etiquette (Manners) 
396 Not assigned or no longer used 
397 Not assigned or no longer used
398 Folklore 
399 Customs of war & diplomacy

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The 400's, Language

400 Language 
401 Philosophy & theory 
402 Miscellany 
403 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
404 Special topics 
405 Serial publications 
406 Organizations & management 
407 Education, research, related topics 
408 With respect to kinds of persons 
409 Geographical & persons treatment 
410 Linguistics 
411 Writing systems 
412 Etymology 
413 Dictionaries 
414 Phonology 
415 Structural systems (Grammar) 
416 Not assigned or no longer used 
417 Dialectology & historical linguistics 
418 Standard usage Applied linguistics 
419 Verbal language not spoken or written 
420 English & Old English 
421 English writing system & phonology 
422 English etymology 
423 English dictionaries 
424 Not assigned or no longer used 
425 English grammar 
426 Not assigned or no longer used 
427 English language variations 
428 Standard English usage 
429 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) 
430 Germanic languages German 
431 German writing system & phonology 
432 German etymology 
433 German dictionaries 
434 Not assigned or no longer used 
435 German grammar 
436 Not assigned or no longer used 
437 German language variations 
438 Standard German usage 
439 Other Germanic languages 
440 Romance languages French 
441 French writing system & phonology 
442 French etymology 
443 French dictionaries
444 Not assigned or no longer used 
445 French grammar 
446 Not assigned or no longer used 
447 French language variations 
448 Standard French usage 
449 Provencal & Catalan
450 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romantic 
451 Italian writing system & phonology 
452 Italian etymology 
453 Italian dictionaries 
454 Not assigned or no longer used 
455 Italian grammar 
456 Not assigned or no longer used 
457 Italian language variations 
458 Standard Italian usage 
459 Romanian & Rhaeto-Romanic 
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages 
461 Spanish writing system & phonology 
462 Spanish etymology 
463 Spanish dictionaries 
464 Not assigned or no longer used 
465 Spanish grammar 
466 Not assigned or no longer used 
467 Spanish language variations 
468 Standard Spanish usage 
469 Portuguese 
470 Italic Latin 
471 Classical Latin writing & phonology 
472 Classical Latin etymology & phonology 
473 Classical Latin dictionaries 
474 Not assigned or no longer used 
475 Classical Latin grammar 
476 Not assigned or no longer used 
477 Old, Postclassical, Vulgar Latin 
478 Classical Latin usage 
479 Other Italic languages 
480 Hellenic languages Classical Greek 
481 Classical Greek writing & phonology 
482 Classical Greek etymology 
483 Classical Greek dictionaries 
484 Not assigned or no longer used 
485 Classical Greek grammar 
486 Not assigned or no longer used 
487 Preclassical & postclassical Greek 
488 Classical Greek usage 
489 Other Hellenic languages 
490 Other languages 
491 East Indo-European & Celtic languages 
492 Afro-Asiatic languages Semitic 
493 Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic languages 
494 Ural-Altaic, Paleosiberian, Dravidian 
495 Languages of East & Southeast Asia 
496 African languages 
497 North American native languages 
498 South American native languages 
499 Miscellaneous languages

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The 500's, Natural Science
& Mathematics

500 Natural sciences & mathematics 
501 Philosophy & theory 
502 Miscellany 
503 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
504 Not assigned or no longer used 
505 Serial publications 
506 Organizations & management 
507 Education, research, related topics 
508 Natural history 
509 Historical, areas, persons treatment 
510 Mathematics 
511 General principles 
512 Algebra & number theory 
513 Arithmetic 
514 Topology 
515 Analysis 
516 Geometry 
517 Not assigned or no longer used 
518 Not assigned or no longer used 
519 Probabilities & applied mathematics 
520 Astronomy & allied sciences 
521 Celestial mechanics 
522 Techniques, equipment, materials 
523 Specific celestial bodies & phenomena 
524 Not assigned or no longer used 
525 Earth (Astronomical geography) 
526 Mathematical geography 
527 Celestial navigation 
528 Ephemerides 
529 Chronology 
530 Physics 
531 Classical mechanics Solid mechanics 
532 Fluid mechanics Liquid mechanics 
533 Gas mechanics 
534 Sound & related vibrations 
535 Light & paraphotic phenomena 
536 Heat 
537 Electricity & electronics
538 Magnetism 
539 Modern physics 
540 Chemistry & allied sciences 
541 Physical & theoretical chemistry 
542 Techniques, equipment, materials 
543 Analytical chemistry 
544 Qualitative analysis 
545 Quantitative analysis 
546 Inorganic chemistry 
547 Organic chemistry 
548 Crystallography 
549 Mineralogy
550 Earth sciences 
551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology 
552 Petrology553 Economic geology 
554 Earth sciences of Europe 
555 Earth sciences of Asia 
556 Earth sciences of Africa 
557 Earth sciences of North America 
558 Earth sciences of South America 
559 Earth sciences of other areas 
560 Paleontology Paleozoology 
561 Paleobotany 
562 Fossil invertebrates 
563 Fossil primitive phyla 
564 Fossil Mollusca & Molluscoidea 
565 Other fossil invertebrates 
566 Fossil Vertebrata (Fossil Craniata) 
567 Fossil cold-blooded vertebrates 
568 Fossil Aves (Fossil birds) 
569 Fossil Mammalia 
570 Life sciences 
571 Not assigned or no longer used 
572 Human races 
573 Physical anthropology 
574 Biology 
575 Evolution & genetics 
576 Microbiology 
577 General nature of life 
578 Microscopy in biology 
579 Collection and preservation 
580 Botanical sciences 
581 Botany 
582 Spermatophyta (Seed-bearing plants) 
583 Dicotyledones 
584 Monocotyledones 
585 Gymnospermae (Pinophyta) 
586 Cryptogamia (Seedless plants) 
587 Pteridophyta (Vascular cryptograms) 
588 Bryophyta 
589 Thallobionta & Prokaryotae 
590 Zoological sciences 
591 Zoology 
592 Invertebrates 
593 Protozoa, Echinodermata, related phyla 
594 Mollusca & Molluscoidea 
595 Other invertebrates 
596 Vertebrata (Craniata, Vertebrates) 
597 Cold-blooded vertebrates Fishes 
598 Aves (Birds) 
599 Mammalia (Mammals)

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The 600's, Technology
(applied sciences)

600 Technology (Applied sciences) 
601 Philosophy & theory 
602 Miscellany 
603 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
604 Special topics 
605 Serial publications 
606 Organizations 
607 Education, research, related topics 
608 Invention & patents 
609 Historical, areas, persons treatment 
610 Medical sciences Medicine 
611 Human anatomy, cytology, histology 
612 Human physiology 
613 Promotion of health 
614 Incidence & prevention of disease 
615 Pharmacology & therapeutics 
616 Diseases 
617 Surgery & related medical specialities 
618 Gynecology & other medical specialities 
619 Experimental medicine 
620 Engineering & allied operations 
621 Applied physics 
622 Mining & related operations 
623 Military & nautical engineering 
624 Civil engineering 
625 Engineering of railroads, roads 
626 Not assigned or no longer used 
627 Hydraulic engineering 
628 Sanitary & municipal engineering 
629 Other branches of engineering 
630 Agriculture 
631 Techniques, equipment, materials 
632 Plant injuries, diseases, pests 
633 Field & plantation crops 
634 Orchards, fruits, forestry 
635 Garden crops (Horticulture) 
636 Animal husbandry 
637 Processing dairy & related products 
638 Insect culture 
639 Hunting, fishing, conservation 
640 Home economics & family living 
641 Food & drink 
642 Meals & table service 
643 Housing & household equipment 
644 Household utilities 
645 Household furnishings 
646 Sewing, clothing, personal living 
647 Management of public households 
648 Housekeeping 
649 Child rearing & home care of sick
650 Management & auxiliary services 
651 Office services 
652 Processes of written communication 
653 Shorthand 
654 Not assigned or no longer used 
655 Not assigned or no longer used 
656 Not assigned or no longer used 
657 Accounting 
658 General management 
659 Advertising & public relations 
660 Chemical engineering 
661 Industrial chemicals technology 
662 Explosives, fuels technology 
663 Beverage technology 
664 Food technology 
665 Industrial oils, fats, waxes, gases 
666 Ceramic & allied technologies 
667 Cleaning, color, related technologies 
668 Technology of other organic products 
669 Metallurgy 
670 Manufacturing 
671 Metalworking & metal products 
672 Iron, steel, other iron alloys 
673 Nonferrous metals 
674 Lumber processing, wood products, cork 
675 Leather & fur processing 
676 Pulp & paper technology 
677 Textiles 
678 Elastomers & elastomer products 
679 Other products of specific materials 
680 Manufacture for specific uses 
681 Precision instruments & other devices 
682 Small forge work (Blacksmithing) 
683 Hardware & household appliances 
684 Furnishings & home workshops 
685 Leather, fur, related products 
686 Printing & related activities 
687 Clothing 
688 Other final products & packaging 
689 Not assigned or no longer used 
690 Buildings 
691 Building materials 
692 Auxiliary construction practices 
693 Specific materials & purposes 
694 Wood construction Carpentry 
695 Roof covering 
696 Utilities 
697 Heating, ventilating, air-conditioning 
698 Detail finishing 
699 Not assigned or no longer used

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The 700's, Arts

700 The arts 
701 Philosophy & theory 
702 Miscellany 
703 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
704 Special topics 
705 Serial publications 
706 Organizations & management 
707 Education, research, related topics 
708 Galleries, museums, private collections 
709 Historical, areas, persons treatment 
710 Civic & landscape art 
711 Area planning (Civic art) 
712 Landscape architecture 
713 Landscape architecture of trafficways 
714 Water features 
715 Woody plants 
716 Herbaceous plants 
717 Structures 
718 Landscape design of cemeteries 
719 Natural landscapes 
720 Architecture 
721 Architectural structure 
722 Architecture to ca. 300 
723 Architecture from ca. 300 to 1399 
724 Architecture from 1400 
725 Public structures 
726 Buildings for religious purposes 
727 Buildings for education & research 
728 Residential & related buildings 
729 Design & decoration 
730 Plastic arts Sculpture 
731 Processes, forms, subjects of sculpture 
732 Sculpture to ca. 500 
733 Greek, Etruscan, Roman sculpture 
734 Sculpture from ca. 500 to 1399 
735 Sculpture from 1400 
736 Carving & carvings 
737 Numismatics & sigillography 
738 Ceramic arts 
739 Art metalwork 
740 Drawing & decorative arts 
741 Drawing & drawings 
742 Perspective 
743 Drawing & drawings by subject 
744 Not assigned or no longer used 
745 Decorative arts 
746 Textile arts 
747 Interior decoration 
748 Glass 
749 Furniture & accessories
750 Painting & paintings 
751 Techniques, equipment, forms 
752 Color 
753 Symbolism, allegory, mythology, legend 
754 Genre paintings 
755 Religion & religious symbolism 
756 Not assigned or no longer used 
757 Human figures & their parts 
758 Other subjects 
759 Historical, areas, persons treatment 
760 Graphic arts Printmaking & prints 
761 Relief processes (Block printing) 
762 Not assigned or no longer used 
763 Lithographic (Planographic) processes 
764 Chromolithography & serigraphy 
765 Metal engraving 
766 Mezzotinting & related processes 
767 Etching & drypoint 
768 Not assigned or no longer used 
769 Prints 
770 Photography & photographs 
771 Techniques, equipment, materials 
772 Metallic salt processes 
773 Pigment processes of printing 
774 Holography 
775 Not assigned or no longer used 
776 Not assigned or no longer used 
777 Not assigned or no longer used 
778 Fields & kinds of photography 
779 Photographs 
780 Music 
781 General principles & musical forms 
782 Vocal music 
783 Music for single voices the voice 
784 Instruments & Instrumental ensembles 
785 Chamber music 
786 Keyboard & other instruments 
787 Stringed instruments (Chordophones) 
788 Wind instruments (Aerophones) 
789 Not assigned or no longer used 
790 Recreational & performing arts 
791 Public performances 
792 Stage presentations 
793 Indoor games & amusements 
794 Indoor games of skill 
795 Games of chance 
796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games 
797 Aquatic & air sports 
798 Equestrian sports & animal racing 
799 Fishing, hunting, shooting

The 800's, Literature & Rhetoric

800 Literature & rhetoric 
801 Philosophy & theory 
802 Miscellany 
803 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
804 Not assigned or no longer used 
805 Serial publications 
806 Organizations 
807 Education, research, related topics 
808 Rhetoric & collections of literature 
809 Literary history & criticism 
810 American literature in English 
811 Poetry 
812 Drama 
813 Fiction 
814 Essays 
815 Speeches 
816 Letters 
817 Satire & humor 
818 Miscellaneous writings 
819 Not assigned or no longer used 
820 English & Old English literatures 
821 English poetry 
822 English drama 
823 English fiction 
824 English essays 
825 English speeches 
826 English letters 
827 English satire & humor 
828 English miscellaneous writings 
829 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) 
830 Literatures of Germanic languages 
831 German poetry 
832 German drama 
833 German fiction 
834 German essays 
835 German speeches 
836 German letters 
837 German satire & humor 
838 German miscellaneous writings 
839 Other Germanic literatures 
840 Literatures of Romance languages 
841 French poetry 
842 French drama 
843 French fiction 
844 French essays 
845 French speeches 
846 French letters 
847 French satire & humor 
848 French miscellaneous writings 
849 Provencal & Catalan
850 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic 
851 Italian poetry 
852 Italian drama 
853 Italian fiction 
854 Italian essays 
855 Italian speeches 
856 Italian letters 
857 Italian satire & humor 
858 Italian miscellaneous writings 
859 Romanian & Rhaeto-Romanic 
860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures 
861 Spanish poetry 
862 Spanish drama 
863 Spanish fiction 
864 Spanish essays 
865 Spanish speeches 
866 Spanish letters 
867 Spanish satire & humor 
868 Spanish miscellaneous writings 
869 Portuguese 
870 Italic literatures Latin 
871 Latin poetry 
872 Latin dramatic poetry & drama 
873 Latin epic poetry & fiction 
874 Latin lyric poetry 
875 Latin speeches 
876 Latin letters 
877 Latin satire & humor 
878 Latin miscellaneous writings 
879 Literatures of other Italic languages 
880 Hellenic literatures Classical Greek 
881 Classical Greek poetry 
882 Classical Greek drama 
883 Classical Greek epic poetry & fiction 
884 Classical Greek lyric poetry 
885 Classical Greek speeches 
886 Classical Greek letters 
887 Classical Greek satire & humor 
888 Classical Greek miscellaneous writings 
889 Modern Greek 
890 Literatures of other languages 
891 East Indo-European & Celtic 
892 Afro-Asiatic literatures Semitic 
893 Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic literatures 
894 Ural-Altaic, Paleosiberian, Dravidian 
895 Literatures of East & Southeast Asia 
896 African literatures 
897 North American native literatures 
898 South American native literatures 
899 Other literatures

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The 900's, Geography 
& History

900 Geography & history 
901 Philosophy & theory 
902 Miscellany 
903 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 
904 Collected accounts of events 
905 Serial publications 
906 Organizations & management 
907 Education, research, related topics 
908 With respect to kinds of persons 
909 World history 
910 Geography & travel 
911 Historical geography 
912 Graphic representations of earth 
913 Ancient world 
914 Europe 
915 Asia 
916 Africa 
917 North America 
918 South America 
919 Other areas 
920 Biography, genealogy, insignia 
921 - 928 Not assigned or no longer used 
929 Genealogy, names, insignia 
930 History of ancient world 
931 History of ancient world China 
932 History of ancient world Egypt 
933 History of ancient world Palestine 
934 History of ancient world India 
935 History of ancient world Mesopotamia & Iranian Plateau 
936 History of ancient world Europe north & west of Italy 
937 History of ancient world Italy & adjacent territories 
938 History of ancient world Greece 
939 History of ancient world other parts of ancient world 
940 General history of Europe 
941 General history of Europe British Isles 
942 General history of Europe England & Wales 
943 General history of Europe Central Europe Germany 
944 General history of Europe France & Monaco 
945 General history of Europe Italian Peninsula & adjacent islands 
946 General history of Europe Iberian Peninsula & adjacent islands 
947 General history of Europe Eastern Europe Soviet Union 
948 General history of Europe Northern Europe Scandinavia 
949 General history of Europe Other parts of Europe 
950 General history of Asia Far East 
951 General history of Asia China & adjacent areas 
952 General history of Asia Japan 
953 General history of Asia Arabian Peninsula & adjacent areas 
954 General history of Asia South Asia India 
955 General history of Asia Iran 
956 General history of Asia Middle East (Near East)
957 General history of Asia Siberia (Asiatic Russia) 
958 General history of Asia Central Asia 
959 General history of Asia Southeast Asia 
960 General history of Africa 
961 General history of Africa Tunisia & Libya 
962 General history of Africa Egypt & Sudan 
963 General history of Africa Ethiopia 
964 General history of Africa Morocco & Canary Islands 
965 General history of Africa Algeria 
966 General history of Africa West Africa & offshore islands 
967 General history of Africa Central Africa & offshore islands 
968 General history of Africa Southern Africa 
969 General history of Africa South Indian Ocean islands 
970 General history of North America 
971 General history of North America Canada 
972 General history of North America Middle America Mexico 
973 General history of North America United States 
974 General history of North America Northeastern United States 
975 General history of North America Southeastern United States 
976 General history of North America South central United States 
977 General history of North America North central United States 
978 General history of North America Western United States 
979 General history of North America Great Basin & Pacific Slope 
980 General history of South America 
981 General history of South America Brazil 
982 General history of South America Argentina 
983 General history of South America Chile 
984 General history of South America Bolivia 
985 General history of South America Peru 
986 General history of South America Colombia & Ecuador 
987 General history of South America Venezuela 
988 General history of South America Guiana 
989 General history of South America Paraguay & Uruguay 
990 General history of other areas 
991 Not assigned or no longer used 
992 Not assigned or no longer used 
993 General history of other areas New Zealand 
994 General history of other areas Australia 
995 General history of other areas Melanesia New Guinea 
996 General history of other areas other parts of Pacific Polynesia 
997 General history of other areas Atlantic Ocean islands 
998 General history of other areas Arctic islands & Antarctica 
999 Extraterrestrial worlds

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