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ORGANIZATION OF COLLECTION


 

Al-Kindi Library adopts the Library of Congress [LC] system in the organization of its materials. Within the LC, information is categorized into main and sub classes using alphanumeric codes. These codes are printed on the spines of the books, and commonly known as call numbers. Here is an example of a call number indicating subject matter:
QE 534.2 B64
Q
---->
Main class   : Science
E
---->
Subclass     : Geology
534.2
---->
Subject       : Dynamic & structural geology
B64
---->
Author code
The LC system organizes material according to twenty-one branches of knowledge that are labeled from A to Z, as listed below:

 

 

A
GENERAL WORKS
PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION
B-BD
Philosophy, Logic
BF
Psychology, Parapsychology, Occult Sciences
BH
Aesthetics
BJ
Ethics, Social Usages, Etiquette
BL
Religions, Mythology, Rationalism
BM
Judaism
BP
Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy
BQ
Buddhism
BR-BX
Christianity
C
AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
D
HISTORY: GENERAL AND HISTORY OF EUROPE
E
HISTORY: UNITED STATES AND AMERICA
F
HISTORY: UNITED STATES LOCAL AND AMERICA
G GEOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, RECREATION

 

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES
H
General Social Sciences
HA
Statistics
HB
Economic Theory, Demography
HC-HD
Economic History
HE
Transportation and Communications
HF
Commerce
HG
Finance
HJ
Public Finance
HM
Sociology (General)
HN
Social History, Problems, and Reforms
HQ
Family, Marriage, Woman
HS
Societies and Clubs
HT
Cities, Communities, Races
HV
Social Services, Welfare, Criminology
HX
Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism

 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE
J
General Legislative and Executive Papers
JA
Political Science
JC
Political Theory
JF-JQ
Political Institutions and Public Administration
JS
Local Government
JV
Colonies & Colonizations, Emigration & Immigration
JX
International Relations and Law
K
LAW
L
EDUCATION
M
MUSIC

 

 

FINE ARTS
N
Fine Arts
NA
Architecture
NB
Sculpture
NC
Drawing, Design, Illustration
ND
Painting
NE
Print Media
NK
Decorative Arts, Applied Arts
NX
Arts in General

 

 

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
P
Language and Literature
PA-PD
Other European Languages
PE
English Language
PJ
Oriental Language and Literature
PL
Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania (Malay Language etc)
PN
Literary History and Collections
PR
English Literature
PS
American Literature
PZ
Fiction and Juvenile Belles-Letters
SCIENCE
Q
Science (General)
QA
Mathematics, Computer Science
QB
Astronomy
QC
Physics
QD
Chemistry
QE
Geology
QH
Natural History, Biology
QK
Botany
QL
Zoology
QM
Human Anatomy
QP
Physiology
QR
Microbiology
R
MEDICINE
S
AGRICULTURE

 

 

TECHNOLOGY
T
General Technology
TA
Engineering (General), Civil Engineering
TD
Environmental Technology, Sanitary Engineering
TE
Highway Engineering
TF
Railroad Engineering and Operation
TG
Bridge Engineering
TH
Building Construction
TJ
Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
TK
Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Nuclear Engineering
TL
Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics
TN
Mining Engineering, Metallurgy
TP
Chemical Technology
TR
Photography
TS
Manufactures
TT
Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts
TX
Home Economics

 

U
MILITARY SCIENCE

 

V
NAVAL SCIENCE

 

Z
LIBRARY SCIENCE & INFORMATION RESOURCES