Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class G





Subclass G


G1‑922                                   Geography (General)

G65‑69                                         Geographers

G70‑70.6                                      Philosophy.  Relation to other topics.  Methodology

G80‑99                                         History of geography

G100.5‑108.5                               Toponymy

Including gazetteers, geographic names and terms

G140                                            Great cities of the world

G141                                            Historical geography

G142                                            Aerial geography

G149‑180                                     Travel.  Voyages and travels (General)

G154.9‑155.8                                     Travel and state.  Tourism

G200‑336                                     History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

G369‑503                                     Special voyages and travels

G521‑539                                     Adventures, shipwrecks, buried treasure, etc.

G540‑550                                     Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

G575‑890                                     Arctic and Antarctic regions

G905‑910                                     Tropics (General)

G912‑922                                     Northern and Southern Hemispheres

G1000‑3122                            Atlases

G1000‑1000.5                               Atlases of the moon, planets, etc.

G1001‑1046                                  World atlases.  Atlases of the Earth

G1050‑1052                                  Northern and Southern Hemispheres

G1053                                          Tropics.  Torrid Zone

G1054‑1055                                  Polar regions.  Frigid Zone

G1059‑1061                                  Maritime atlases (General)

G1100‑3102                                  By region or country

G1100‑1779                                        America.  Western Hemisphere

G1105‑1692                                              North America

G1110‑1114                                                    Greenland

G1115‑(1193)                                                 Canada

G1200‑1534.24                                               United States

G1535‑1537                                                    Caribbean area

G1540‑1542                                                    Latin America (General)

G1545‑1549                                                    Mexico

G1550‑(1594)                                                 Central America

G1600‑1692                                                    West Indies

G1700‑1779                                              South America

G1780‑2799                                        Eastern Hemisphere.  Eurasia, Africa, etc.

G1791‑2196                                              Europe

G2110‑2196                                                    Former Soviet republics.  Union of Soviet Socialist

Republics (U.S.S.R.).  Russia (Empire)

G2200‑2444.84                                         Asia

G2445‑2739                                              Africa

G2740‑2799                                        Australasia


G2800‑3064                                        Oceans (General)

G3100‑3102                                        Antarctica

G3122                                          Atlases of imaginary, literary, and mythological

regions, etc., A‑Z

G3160‑3171                            Globes

G3180‑9980                            Maps

G3180‑3182                                  Universe.  Solar system

G3190‑3191                                  Celestial maps

G3195‑3197                                  Moon

G3200‑3202                                  World.  Earth

G3210‑3221                                  Northern and Southern Hemispheres

G3240‑3241                                  Tropics.  Torrid Zone

G3250‑3251                                  Temperate Zone

G3260‑3272                                  Polar regions.  Frigid Zone

G3290‑9880                                  By region or country

G3290‑5667                                        America.  Western Hemisphere

G3300‑5184                                              North America

G3380‑3384                                                    Greenland

G3400‑(3612)                                                 Canada

G3700‑4384                                                    United States

G4390‑4392                                                    Caribbean area

G4410‑4763                                                    Mexico

G4800‑4874                                                    Central America

G4900‑5184                                                    West Indies

G5200‑5667                                              South America

G5670‑8904                                        Eastern Hemisphere.  Eurasia, Africa, etc.

G5700‑7342                                              Europe

G7000‑7342                                                    Former Soviet republics.  Union of Soviet Socialist

Republics (U.S.S.R.).  Russia (Empire)

G7400‑8198.54                                         Asia

G8200‑8904                                              Africa

G8950‑9084                                        Australasia

G9095‑9794                                        Oceans (General)

G9800‑9804                                        Antarctica

G9900‑9980                                  Unlocalized maps


Subclass GA


GA1‑1776                               Mathematical geography.  Cartography

GA51‑87                                       Surveys (General)

GA101‑1776                                 Cartography

GA109                                                Aerial cartography

GA109.5                                             Cadastral mapping

GA109.8                                             Statistical mapping

GA110‑115                                         Projection

GA125‑155                                         Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.

GA192‑197.3                                      Collections of maps, globes, etc.  Map libraries

GA197.5‑198                                      Cartographers

GA260‑288                                         Globe making.  Globes

GA300‑325                                         World maps, general atlases, etc.

GA341‑1776                                       Maps.  By region or country


Subclass GB


GB3‑5030                               Physical geography

GB400‑649                                   Geomorphology.  Landforms.  Terrain

GB447                                                Climatic geomorphology

GB448                                                Slopes

GB450‑460                                         Coasts

GB461‑468.995                                   Reefs

GB471‑478.995                                   Islands

GB500‑555                                         Mountains.  Orography

GB561‑649                                         Other natural landforms: Floodplains, caves,

deserts, dunes, etc.

GB651‑2998                                  Hydrology.  Water

GB980‑2998                                        Ground and surface waters

GB980‑992                                               Watersheds.  Runoff.  Drainage

GB1001‑1199.8                                         Groundwater.  Hydrogeology

GB1201‑1598                                            Rivers.  Stream measurements

GB1601‑2398                                            Lakes.  Limnology.  Ponds.  Lagoons

GB2401‑2598                                            Ice.  Glaciers.  Ice sheets.  Sea ice

GB2601‑2798                                            Snow.  Snow surveys

GB2801‑2998                                            Hydrometeorology

GB5000‑5030                                Natural disasters


Subclass GC


GC1‑1581                               Oceanography

GC63                                           Oceanographic expeditions

GC65‑78                                       Underwater exploration

GC83‑87.6                                    Submarine topography

GC96‑97.8                                    Estuarine oceanography

GC100‑103                                   Seawater

GC109‑149                                   Chemical oceanography

GC150‑182                                   Physical oceanography

GC151‑155                                         Density

GC160‑177                                         Temperature

GC177.6‑182                                      Optical oceanography

GC190‑190.5                                Ocean‑atmosphere interaction

GC200‑376                                   Dynamics of the ocean

GC205‑227                                         Waves

GC228.5‑228.6                                   Ocean circulation

GC229‑296.8                                      Currents

GC297‑299                                         Water masses and oceanic mixing

GC300‑376                                         Tides

GC377‑399                                   Marine sediments

GC401‑881                                   Oceanography.  By region

GC1000‑1023                                Marine resources.  Applied oceanography

GC1080‑1581                                Marine pollution.  Sea water pollution


Subclass GE



GE1‑350                                 Environmental sciences

GE70‑90                                       Environmental education

GE170‑190                                   Environmental policy

GE195‑199                                   Environmentalism.  Green movement

GE300‑350                                   Environmental management


Subclass GF


GF1‑900                                 Human ecology.  Anthropogeography

GF51                                            Environmental influences on humans

GF75                                            Human influences on the environment

GF101‑127                                   Settlements

GF125                                                Cities.  Urban geography

GF127                                                Rural settlements.  Rural geography

GF500‑900                                   By region or country


Subclass GN


GN1‑890                                 Anthropology

GN49‑298                                     Physical anthropology.  Somatology

GN51‑59                                             Anthropometry

GN62.8‑265                                        Human variation

Including growth, physical form, skeleton,

nervous system, skin, etc.

GN269‑279                                         Race (General)

GN280.7                                             Man as an animal.  Simian traits versus human traits

GN281‑289                                         Human evolution

GN282‑286.7                                            Fossil man.  Human paleontology

GN296‑296.5                                      Medical anthropology

GN301‑674                                   Ethnology.  Social and cultural anthropology

GN357‑367                                         Culture and cultural processes

Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.

GN378‑396                                         Collected ethnographies

GN397‑397.7                                      Applied anthropology

GN406‑517                                         Cultural traits, customs, and institutions

GN406‑442                                               Technology.  Material culture

Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

GN448‑450.8                                            Economic organization.  Economic anthropology

GN451‑477.7                                            Intellectual life

Including communication, recreation, philosophy,

religion, knowledge, etc.

GN478‑491.7                                            Social organization

GN492‑495.2                                            Political organization.  Political anthropology

GN495.4‑498                                            Societal groups, ethnocentrism, diplomacy, warfare, etc.

GN502‑517                                               Psychological anthropology

GN537‑674                                         Ethnic groups and races

GN550‑674                                               By region or country

GN700‑890                                   Prehistoric archaeology


Subclass GR


GR1‑950                                 Folklore

GR72‑79                                       Folk literature (General)

Including folktales, legends

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

GR650‑690                                         Geographical topics

GR700‑860                                         Animals, plants, and minerals

GR865‑874                                         Transportation, travel, commerce, etc.

GR880                                                Medicine.  Folk medicine

GR890‑915                                         Occupations

GR931‑935                                         Signs and symbols

GR940‑941                                         Mythical places


Subclass GT


GT1‑7070                               Manners and customs (General)

GT165‑476                                   Houses.  Dwellings

GT485                                          Churches and church going

GT495‑499                                   Human body and its parts.  Personal beauty

GT500‑2370                                 Costume.  Dress.  Fashion

GT2400‑3390.5                             Customs relative to private life

Including children, marriage, eating and drinking,

funeral customs, etc.

GT3400‑5090                                Customs relative to public and social life

Including town life, court life, festivals,

holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.

GT5220‑5286                                Customs relative to transportation and travel

GT5320‑6737                                Customs relative to special classes

GT5320‑5690                                      By birth, rank, etc.

GT5750‑6390                                      By occupation


Subclass GV


GV1‑1860                               Recreation.  Leisure

GV181.35‑181.6                           Recreation leadership.  Administration of recreation services

GV182‑182.5                                Recreational areas and facilities.  Recreation centers

GV191.2‑200.66                           Outdoor life.  Outdoor recreation

GV191.68‑198.975                              Camping

GV198.945‑198.975                                  Farm vacations, dude ranches, etc.

GV199‑199.62                                    Hiking.  Pedestrian tours

GV199.8‑200.35                                 Mountaineering

GV200.4‑200.56                                 Orienteering.  Wilderness survival

GV200.6‑200.66                                 Caving.  Spelunking


GV201‑555                                   Physical education and training

GV346‑351.5                                      School and college athletics.  Intramural

and interscholastic athletics

GV401‑433                                         Physical education facilities.  Sports facilities

Including gymnasiums, athletic fields,

playgrounds, etc.

GV435‑436.7                                      Physical measurements.  Physical tests, etc.

GV450‑451.4                                      Nudism.  Sunbathing

GV460‑555                                         Gymnastics.  Gymnastic exercises

Including calisthenics, heavy exercises,

acrobatics, etc.

GV557‑1198.995                           Sports

GV711                                                Coaching

GV712‑725                                         Athletic contests.  Sports events

GV733‑734.5                                      Professionalism in sports.  Professional sports (General)

GV735                                                Umpires.  Sports officiating

GV743‑749                                         Athletic and sporting goods, supplies, etc.

GV750‑770.27                                    Air sports: Airplane flying, kiteflying, bungee jumping, etc.

GV770.3‑840                                      Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba

diving, etc.

GV840.7‑857                                      Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding,

snowmobiling, etc.

GV861‑1017                                       Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.

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: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.

GV1151‑1190                                      Shooting.  Archery

GV1195‑1198.995                               Wrestling

GV1199‑1570                                Games and amusements

GV1201.5                                           Hobbies (General)

GV1203‑1220.8                                   Children’s games and amusements

GV1218.5‑1220.8                                      Toys

GV1221‑1469.63                                 Indoor games and amusements

GV1232‑1299                                            Card games: Poker, patience, whist, etc.

GV1301‑1311                                            Gambling.  Chance and banking games

GV1312‑1469                                            Board games.  Move games

Including chess, go, checkers, etc.

GV1469.15‑1469.62                                  Computer games.  Video games.  Fantasy games

GV1470‑1511                                      Parties.  Party games and stunts

GV1491‑1507                                            Puzzles

GV1541‑1561                                      Parlor magic and tricks

GV1564‑1565                                      Darts

GV1580‑1799.4                             Dancing

GV1800‑1860                                Circuses, spectacles, etc.

Including rodeos, waxworks, amusement parks, etc

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