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LC Classification: G

A breakdown of the Library of Congress Classification system

G - Overview

G - Geography (General). Atlases. Maps

GA - Mathematical geography. Cartography

GB - Physical geography

GC - Oceanography

GE - Environmental Sciences

GF - Human ecology. Anthropogeography

GN - Anthropology

GR - Folklore

GT - Manners and customs (General)

GV - Recreation. Leisure

For Further Details

For more detailed information, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

G - Geography (General). Atlases. Maps

  • G1-92 Geography (General)
    • G100.5-108.5 Toponymy (Including gazetteers, geographic names and terms)
    • G149-180 Travel. Voyages and travels (General)
  • G1000-3122 Atlases
    • G1001-1046 World atlases. Atlases of the Earth
    • G1100-3102 By region or country
  • G3160-3171 Globes
  • G3180-9980 Maps
    • G3290-9880 By region or country

GA - Mathematical geography. Cartography

  • GA51-87 Surveys (General)
  • GA101-1776 Cartography
    • GA125-155 Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.
    • GA260-288 Globe making. Globes
    • GA341-1776 Maps. By region or country

GB - Physical geography

  • GB400-649 Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain
  • GB651-2998 Hydrology. Water
    • GB980-2998 Ground and surface waters
  • GB5000-5030 Natural disasters

GC - Oceanography

  • GC65-78 Underwater exploration
  • GC100-103 Sea water
  • GC150-182 Physical oceanography
  • GC200-376 Dynamics of the ocean
  • GC401-881 Oceanography. By region
  • GC1080-1581 Marine pollution. Sea water pollution

GE - Environmental Sciences

  • GE70-90 Environmental education
  • GE170-190 Environmental policy
  • GE195-199 Environmentalism. Green movement
  • GE300-350 Environmental management

GF - Human ecology. Anthropogeography

  • GF51 Environmental influences on humans
  • GF75 Human influences on the environment
  • GF101-127 Settlements
  • GF500-900 By region or country

GN - Anthropology

  • GN49-298 Physical anthropology. Somatology
    • GN62.8-265 Human variation
    • GN269-279 Race (General)
  • GN301-674 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
    • GN357-367 Culture and cultural processes
    • GN406-517 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
    • GN537-674 Ethnic groups and races
  • GN700-890 Prehistoric archaeology

GR - Folklore

  • GR72-79 Folk literature (General)
  • GR81 Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)
  • GR99.6-390 By region or country
  • GR420-950 By subject
    • GR420-426 Costume, jewelry
    • GR430-488 Folklore relating to private life (Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.)
    • GR500-615 Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts, charms, etc.
    • GR620-640 Cosmic phenomena, weather lore
    • GR880 Medicine. Folk medicine
    • GR931-935 Signs and symbols

GT - Manners and customs (General)

  • GT165-476 Houses. Dwellings
  • GT495-499 Human body and its parts. Personal beauty
  • GT500-2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion
  • GT2400-3390.5 Customs relative to private life
  • GT3400-5090 Customs relative to public and social life
  • GT5320-6737 Customs relative to special classes
    • GT5320-5690 By birth, rank, etc.
    • GT5750-6390 By occupation

GV - Recreation. Leisure

  • GV191.2-200.66 Outdoor life. Outdoor recreation
  • GV201-555 Physical education and training
    • GV346-351.5 School and college athletics. Intramural and interscholastic athletics
    • GV460-555 Gymnastics
  • GV557-1198.995 Sports
    • GV711 Coaching
    • GV750-770.27 Air sports
    • GV770.3-840 Water sports
    • GV840.7-857 Winter sports
    • GV861-1017 Ball games
    • GV1020-1034 Automobile travel. Motoring. Automobile racing
    • GV1040-1060.4 Cycling. Bicycling. Motorcycling
    • GV1060.5-1098 Track and field athletics
    • GV1100-1150.9 Fighting sports
    • GV1151-1190 Shooting. Archery
  • GV1199-1570 Games and amusements
    • GV1201.5 Hobbies (General)
    • GV1203-1220.8 Children's games and amusements
    • GV1221-1469.63 Indoor games and amusements
    • GV1470-1511 Parties. Party games and stunts
  • GV1580-1799.4 Dancing
  • GV1800-1860 Circuses, spectacles, etc. (Including rodeos, waxworks, amusement parks, etc.)