Alphabetical Guide to Common Subject Headings


The Alphabetical Guide to Common Subject Headings

By The Curmudgeony Librarian

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Abortion179.7, 363.46Animals590-599
Accounting657Anime741
Acid Rain363.73Anorexia Nervosa616.8526
ACT378.1664Antiques745-748
Acting792.028AP Tests378.166
Adoption362.734Appliance Repair643.6
Advertising659.1Aquariums639.34
African American Culture305.896Archaeology930
African American History973.0496Architecture720
African Cooking641.596Art700
African History960Art History709
Aged Persons305.26, 362.6Art Technique751.4
AIDS616.9792Arthritis616.722
Air Conditioning697Artists759
Air Pollution363.7392Arts and Crafts745, 746
Airplanes358.4, 387.7, 629.1334Asia915
Alcoholism362.292, 613.81Asian Cooking641.595
Aliens, Extraterrestrials001.94Asian History950
Allergies616.97, 618.9297Asthma616.238
Almanacs314-319Astrology133.5
Alternative Energy621.47Astronomy520
Alternative Medicine615.5ASVAB355.0076
Alzheimer’s Disease616.831Atlases912
American History973Attention Deficit Disorder616.8589
American Literature810Autism618.928982
Anatomy, Human611, 612Automobile Repair629.24-629.287
Ancient History930-939Automobiles629.22
Angels235.3, 291.215Aztecs972.018
Animal Rights179.3
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Baby Names929.4Blues Music781.643
Backaches617.56Board Games794
Baking648.8Boating797.1
Ballet792.8Boats623.8
Bankruptcy346.73078Bodybuilding646.75
Banks and Banking332.1Bonds332.6
Baseball796.357Botany580
Baseball Cards769.4979, 790.132Bowling794.6
Basketball796.323Breast Cancer616.9
Batteries621.3Breastfeeding649.33
Beauty646.7Bridge795.415
Bible220Bridges624.2
Bicycling796.6Buddhism294.3
Biographies920-921Bugs595.7
Biology570Bulldozers624.15
Bioterrorism303.6, 613.6Business330, 650
Birds as Pets636.6Business Financing658.15
Birds, Wild598Business Foundations658.15224
Birdwatching598.2Business Management658.302
Birth Control613.9Business Marketing658.8
Bluegrass Music781.642Business Writing658.02
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Calligraphy745.61Citizenship323.623
Camping796.54Civil Rights323.4, 973.92
Canadian History971Civil War973.73
Cancer616.994Classical Music781.68
Capital Punishment364.66Cleaning640, 648
Car Repair629.2Climate551.6
Card Games795.4Clip Art741.62
Careers331.129Cloning174, 571, 575
Carpentry694Coin Collecting737.4
Cartooning741.5Collectables745, 790.132
Cartoons741.5Collectables796.4075
Castles728.8College Tests331.10378
Cats as Pets363.8Colleges378.1
Cells574.87Colleges & Universities378
Censorship363.31, 025.213Commodities Trading332.644
Central American History972.8Computer Games794.8
Central American Travel917.28Computers004-006
Checkers794.2Constitution Study Guides323.6
Chemistry540Contraception613.94
Chess794.1Cookbooks641.5-641.8
Chicago Description and Travel917.7311Cookies641.8
Chicago History977.311Copyright, Patents346.73048
Child Abuse362.7Cosmetics646.7
Child Birth618.2Costume391, 646.478, 746, 792
Child Care155.4, 362.7, 649.1Cover Letters650.14
Child Psychology155.4Crafts745, 746
Chinese Cooking641.5951Creative Writing808.02
Chinese Language495.1Crime and Criminals364
Chinese Literature895.1Crime, True364.1523
Christian Life248Crocheting746.43
Christmas394.268Cross-Stitch746.443
Christmas Crafts745.5941Crystals522, 548
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome616.925Cults291.0973
Circuses791.3
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Dance792.8, 793.3Dinosaurs566-567.91
Day Care362.712, 649.1Disaster Preparedness363.35
Death and Dying155.93Diseases616
Death Penalty364.66Divorce306.89, 346.0166, 346.730166
Decks643.55Dogs as Pets636.7
Dental Care617.6Do-It-Yourself Repairs643.7
Depression616.8527Doll Houses745.5923
Deserts577.54Dolls745.5922
Desktop Publishing006.68, 686.22544Down’s Syndrome618.9285
Desserts641.6-641.8Drama Collections808.82
Diabetes616.462Drawing741-743
Dictionaries423Dreams135.3, 154.63
Dictionaries430-499Drug Abuse362.29, 613.8, 616.86
Diet and Nutrition613.25Drugs, Medicinal615
Diets641.563Drunk Driving362.292
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Earth Science550English Language420
Earthquakes551.2English Literature820
Eating Disorders616.8526Environment363
Ecology577Environments577
Economics330, 338Epilepsy616.853
Education370-378ESP133.8
Educational Grants378.3Espionage327.12
Egyptian History932Estate Planning332.024, 346.05
Elections324.6Ethics170
Elections, Presidential324.973Etiquette395
Electricity537, 621.3European Cooking641.594
Electronics621.381European History940
Embroidery746.44European Travel914
Endangered Species591.042Euthanasia174.24, 179.7
Engines621.4Evolution569.9, 576.8
Engines, Small621.434Exercise613.7
English Cooking641.5942Explorers910, 915.02
English History942Eye Care617.7
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Fabric677Flower Gardening635.9
Fairy Tales398Flowers582.13
Family306.8, 646.78Flying Saucers001.942
Fashion391Folklore398
Fashion Design746.92Food641.1
Feminism305.42Foot Care617.585
Films791.43Football796.332
Financial Aid378.3Foreign Language427-499
Financial Planning332.024, 346.7305Fossils560
Fire Engines628.9Foundational Grants001.44
Firearms683.4Foundations361.76
Firefighters363.37Franchises381.13
First Aid616.0252French Cooking641.5955
Fishes597French History944
Fishes as Pets639.34French Language440
Fishing799.1French Literature840
Fitness613.7Frogs597.8
Flags929.9Frogs as Pets639
Flight533.6Fund Raising Foundations361.70681
Flower Arranging745.92Furniture Making & repair684.1
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Gambling795German Language430
Games793-796German Literature830
Gangs364.1066Ghosts133.1
Gardening635Gifted Children371.95
Gay, Lesbian305-306Golf796.352
GED Tests373.1262Graphic Design686.2
Genealogy929.1, 929.3GRE Test378.166
General Encyclopedias031Greek History938
General Science Encyclopedias503Greenhouse Effect363.7387
Genetics576Grief155.937
Geography910Grooming646.7
Geology550Guitar787.87
Gerbils636.93233Gun Control363.33
German Cooking641.5943Guns683.4, 355.82
German History943Gymnastics796.4
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Hair Care612.79, 616.5, 646.724Holocaust940.5318
Hairstyles646.72Home Construction690.8
Hamsters363.Home Remodeling, Repairs643
Handicrafts745, 746Home Schooling371.042, 649.68
Handwriting Analysis155.282Home-based Businesses658.041
Headaches616.8491Homelessness362.5
Health610-619Homosexuality305.9, 306.766
Health Care362.1Horse Racing798.4
Heart Disease616.12Horses636.1
Heat536Horses and Horsemanship363.1, 798
Herbs581.61Hot Air Balloons797.51
Herbs, Medicinal615.321House Buying and Selling332.7, 643.12
Herbs-Growing635.7House Plans728.37
High Blood Pressure616.132Housecleaning640, 648.5
Hiking796.5Household Hints640
Hinduism294.5Houseplants635.965
Hip Hop Music782.42Human Body611-612
Hispanic Culture305.868Humor Anthologies808.87, 817-818
Hispanic History973.0468Hunting799.2
Hockey796.962Hypnosis154.7
Holidays394.26
IBack to Top
Ice Hockey796.962Insulation693.832
Ice Skating796.91Insurance368
Illinois Constitution342.773Interior Decorating747
Illinois Description and Travel917.73Interior Design747
Illinois Hiking Trails917.73Internet004.67
Illinois History977.3Inventions608-609
Illinois Law347.730822Investing332.6
Illinois Travel917.73Islam297
Immigration342.082Italian Cooking641.5945
Incas985.01Italian History945
Income Tax336.24Italian Language450
Indians of North America970Italian Literature850
Insects595.7
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Japanese Cooking641.5952Job Hunting331.128
Japanese Language495.6Job Search331.11, 331.795
Japanese Literature895.6Jokes & Riddles808.87
Jazz Music781.65Judaism296
Jewelry Making739.27Juggling793.87
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Karate796.8153Knitting746.436
Kitchens643.3Korean Cooking641.59519
Kites629.1338Korean War951.9042
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Labor Unions331.88Literary Criticism800
Landscaping635.9, 712Literary Criticism American810
Languages400Literary Criticism British820
Law340-349Literary Criticism Shakespeare822.33
Lawn Care635.964Lizards597.9
Learning Disabilities371.9Lizards as Pets639.39
Letter Writing651.7, 808.06Local History977.3
Life After Death133.9LSAT Test378.166
Light535
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Mafia364.106Meteorology551
Magic Tricks793.8Mexican Cooking641.5972
Magnets538Mexican History972
Mammals599Mexico Travel917.2
Management658, 658.4Microorganisms579
Maps912Middle Ages909.07, 940.1
Marketing658.8Military355
Marriage306.8, 646.78Military Science355
Martial Arts796.8Mirrors535
Massage615.822Model Railroad Trains625.1
Mathematics510Models and Modelmaking745.5928
Medical Information610-619Mold579
Medicare368.4Mortgages332.72
Medicinal Herbs615.321Movies791.43
Medicine610.3Multiple Sclerosis616.834
Meditation158.12, 294.34Mummies393.31, 932
Memory153.1Murder364.1523
Men305.31Music780-788
Menopause618.175Music and Musicians780
Mental Illness-Medical Aspects616.89Mutual Funds332.6327
Mental Illness-Social Aspects362.2Mythology290-293, 299
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Names and Naming929.4Nuclear War355.0217
Native Americans970.1Nursery Rhymes398.8
Nazi Germany943.085Nursing611.73
Needlework747.44Nursing Homes362.16
North America917Nutrition613.2, 641.1
Nuclear Energy333.79, 621.48
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Occult133Organized Crime364.106
Occupations337.702Origami736.982
Olympics796.48, 796.98Osteoporosis616.716
Opera782.1Ozone363.73
Optical Illusions152.148, 793.7
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Painting750Plumbing696.1
Painting Technique741.4Poetry-American811
Painting, House698.1Poetry-British821
Paintings759Poetry-Collections808.1
Paleontology560Poker795.412
Paper676Police363.2
Paper Airplanes745.592Political Science320
Paranormal130Politics320
Parenting649Pollution363.73
Party Planning793.21Pool,794.73
Patents608.773Popes262.13
Patios643.55Pottery738.1
Personal Finance332.024Prayers248.32, 291.43
Pets636Pregnancy618.2
Philosophy100, 180-190Preschool Education372.21
Phobias616.85Presidents, U.S.973.00992
Photography770Prisons365
Physical Fitness613.7Psychiatric Disorders618.9
Physics530Psychiatry616.89
Planets523Psychology150
Plants581, 635Public Speaking808.51
Plays-American811Publishing070
Plays-British822Pyramids932
Plays-Collections808.82
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Quilts and Quilting746.46, 746.96Quotations082, 808.882
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Racism305.8Retirement332.024, 646.79
Radio Programs791.44Revolutionary War, U.S.973.3
Railroads385, 625Rock Music781.66
Rap Music782.42Rockets629.4
Rape362.88, 364.1532Rocks and Gems551
Reading372.4Rocks and Minerals552, 549
Real Estate Buying, Selling, Renting333.338, 643.12Roller Hockey796.21
Real Estate Investment332.6324Roman History937
Real Estate Practice333.33Roofing695
Religions200-290Royalty, England941
Report Writing808.2Russian Cooking641.5947
Reptiles597.9Russian History947
Research Papers, Theses808.02Russian Language491
Resume Writing331.128Russian Literature891
Resumes and Interviewing650.14
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Sailing797.124Soccer796.334
Saints235.2Social Security368.43
SAT331.10378, 378.166Softball796.3578
Schizophrenia616.8982Solar Energy333.79, 621.47
Scholarships and Financial Aid378Soul Music781.644
Schools370Sound534
Science500South American History980
Science Experiments507.8South American Travel918
Science Fair507.2-507.9Space Exploration629.4
Sculpture730-739Spanish Cooking641.5946
Self-Esteem155.2, 158.1Spanish History946
Self-Help Books150-159Spanish Language460
Selling658.85Spanish Language Instruction468
Sewing646.2, 646.4Spanish Literature860
Sex Education for Children649.65Speaking, Public808.5
Sex Instruction, Sexuality155.3, 612.6Sports796-799
Sexual Abuse362.76Sports Medicine613.71, 617.1027
Sexual Harassment305.42, 331.4Stains640, 648
Sexually Transmitted Diseases616.95, 616.9792Stamps759.56
Sharks597.31Stars, Planets523
Ships623.82, 910.4Statistics, Yearbooks317
Sight535, 612Steroid Abuse in Sports362.293
Sign Language419Steroids615.77
Sikhism294.6Stock Market362.29
Skating796.91Stocks332.6
Skiing796.93Stress Management155.9
Skin Care646.726Stroke616.81
Skin Disorders616.5Success158, 650
Slavery306.362, 973.0496Suicide179.7, 362.28, 616.85
Small Business658.022, 658.041Supreme Court347.7326
Smoking613.85Surfing797.32
Snakes597.96Survival613.69
Soap668.124Swimming797.21
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Taxes336.2, 343.7, 346.7Thai Cooking641.59593
Teaching371.1Theater792
Teenage Pregnancy306.7Tile, Ceramic698.9
Teenagers305.235, 306.874Toilet Training649.62
Teeth, Care and Hygiene617.6Tornadoes551.553
Television Programs791.45Toy Making745.592
Tennis796.342Travel910, 914-919
Term Papers808.02Trees582.16, 635.97
Terrorism303.6Tropical Fish639.34
Test Books331.79Trucks631.3
Test Guides331.1Typing, Keyboarding652.3
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U.S. Civil War973.7Unions331.88
U.S. Colonial Period973.2United States Citizenship323.6
U.S. Constitution342.73023United States Government320.47
U.S. Revolutionary War973.3United States History973
U.S. State Travel Guides917.4-917.9United States Travel917.3
U.S. Travel Guides917.3Upholstery684.12
Unexplained Phenomena UFO’s Bigfoot001.942
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Vampires398.45Vietnam War959.7043
VCR Repair621.388Vikings948
Vegetable Gardening635Vision535, 612
Vegetarian Cooking641.5636Vitamins615.328
Vegetarianism613.262Volcanoes551.21
Video Game, Strategy794.82Volleyball796.325
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Wallpapering698.6Women305.4
Warfare355Women’s Rights305.42
Water551.48Woodworking684.08
Water Pollution363.73Word Processing005.369
Weather551.5, 551.6World Records032
Weddings392, 395.22World Trade Center303.6, 974.7
Weight Training796.41World War I940.3
Werewolves398.45World War II940.5
Whales599.5Wreaths745.926
Wills346.05, 346.73054Wrestling796.812
Witchcraft133.43
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Yoga613.7046
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Zoos590.74

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