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H - Social Sciences

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H General Social Sciences.
HA Statistics.
HB Economic Theory, Demography, Business Cycles.
HC-HD Economic History.
HE Transportation and Communications.
HF Commerce.
HG Finance.
HJ Public Finance.
HM General Sociology.
HN Social History, Problems, and Reform.
HQ Family, Marriage, Women.
HS Societies and Clubs.
HT Cities, Communities, Races.
HV Social Service, Welfare, Criminology.
HX Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism.

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Detailed Call Number Ranges for Section: H - Social Sciences

H 1-99 General Social Sciences
HA 1-4737 Statistics
29-32 Theory and Method of Social Science Statistics
36-37 Organizations, Bureaus, Service
38-39 Registration of Vital Events, Registration
154-4737 Statistical Data
154-155 Universal Statistics
175-4737 By Region or Country
HB 1-3840 Economic Theory, Demography
1-846.8 Economic Theory
71-74 Economics as a Science, Relation to Other Subjects
75-130 History of Economics
131-145 Metheodology
201-206 Value, Utility
221-236 Price
238-251 Competition, Production, Wealth
501 Capital, Capitalism
522-715 Income, Factor Shares
531-551 Interest
601 Profit
615-715 Entrepreneurship, Risk and Uncertainty, Property
801-843 Consumption, Demand
846-846.8 Welfare Theory
848-3697 Demography, Vital Events
3711-3840 Business Cycles, Economic Fluctuations
HC 10-1085 Economic History and Conditions
79 Special Topics, A-Z
92 Economic Geography of the Oceans (General)
94-1085 By Region or Country
HD 28-9999 Economic History and Conditions
28-88 Production
39-40.7 Capital, Capital Investments
41 Competition and Cooperation, Regulation and Restrict of Output
45-45.2 Control of Industry, Technological Innovations, Automations
47-47.4 Costs
49-49.5 Crisis Management and Overproduction, Inflation
50-50.5 Delegation of Authority, Decentralization
56-57.5 Industrial Productivity
58 Location of Industry
58.7-58.95 Organizational Behavior, Change and Effectiveness, Corporate Culture
59-59.6 Public Relations, Industrial Publicity
60-60.5 Social Responsibilities
61 Risk in Industry
62 Simplification, Standardization, Waste
62.2-62.8 Management of Special Enterprises
66 Work Groups
69 Other, A-Z
72-88 Economic Growth, Development, Planning
101-1395.5 Land Use
1241-1339 Land Tenure Policy
1259-1265 Eminent Domain, Expropriation, State Domain
1286-1289 Communal Ownership
1290-1291 Municipal Ownership
1301-1313 Nationalization (Agrarian Socialism)
1326-1329 Large Holdings
1330-1331 Landlord and Peasant
1332-1333.5 Land Reform, Agrarian Reform
1334-1335 Consolidation of Land Holdings
1336-1339 Small Holdings, Peasant Proprietors, Parcellation
1401-2210 Agriculture
1428-1431 International Cooperation
1470-1476 Size of Farms
1478 Sharecropping
1483-1486 Agricultural Associations, Societies, etc.
1491-1491.5 Cooperative Agriculture
1492-1492.5 Collective Farms
1493 Government Owned and Operated Farms, State Farms, Sovkhozes
1501-1542 Agricultural Classes
1549 Gleaning
1580 Melioration and Reclamation of Agricultural Land
1635-1702 Utilization and Culture of Special Classes of Lands
1711-1741 Irrigation
2321-4730.9 Industry
2329- Industrialization
2330 Rural Industry
2331-2336 House Industry
2337-2339 Sweating System
2340.8-2346.5 Small and Medium Industry, Artisans, Handicrafts, Trades
2350.8-2356 Large Industry
2365-2385 Contracting, Letting of Contracts
2421-2429 Trade and Industrial Associations
2709-2930.7 Corporations, Cartels, Trusts
2951-3575 Industrial Cooperation, Mutuality
3611-4730.9 The State and Industrial Organization
4801-8943 Labor
4861-4895 Labor Systems
4906-5100.7 Wages
5106-5267 Hours
5306-5474 Labor Disputes, Strikes, Lockouts
5481-5630.7 Arbitration and Conciliation
5650-5660 Employees' Representation in Management, Shop Councils, Employee Ownership
5701-6000.7 Labor Market, Labor Supply and Demand
6050-6305 Classes of Labor
6350-6940.7 Trade Unions, Labor Unions, Workingmen's Associations
6941-6948 Employers' Associations
6951-6957 Industrial Sociology, Social Conditions of Labor
6958.5-6976 Industrial Relations
6977-7080 Wages and Cost of Living, Standard of Living
7088-7250.7 Social Insurance, Social Security, Pension
7255-7256 Rehabilitation of the Disabled
7260-7780.8 Industrial Hygiene, Welfare Work, Housing
7795-8027 Labor and the State, State Labor
8031 Labor in Politics
8038 Professions (General)
8039 Labor: by Industry or Trade, A-Z
8045-8942.5 By Region or Country
9000-9999 Special Industries and Trades
9000-9495 Agricultural and Other Plant and Animal Products, Food Products
9502-9502.5 Energy Industries (General), Energy Policy
9506-9624 Mineral and Metal Industries
9650-9663 Chemistry Industries
9665-9675 Drugs
9680-9714 Mechanical Industries
9715-9717.5 Construction Industry and Materials
9720-9975 Manufacturing Industries
9999 Miscellaneous Industries and Trades, A-Z
HE 1-9900 Transportation and Communication
199-199.5 Freight (General)
199.9 Passenger Traffic (General)
305-311 Urban Transportation
323-328 Geography, Trade Routes
331-380 Traffic Engineering, Roads and Highways, Streets
369-373 Traffic Surveys (General)
374-377 Bridges
379-380 Vehicular Tunnels
380.8-971 Water Transportation
380.8-560 Waterways
561-971 Shipping
730-943 Merchant Marine, Ocean Shipping, Coastal Shipping
1001-5600 Railways, Rapid Transit Systems
5601-5720 Automotive Transportation
5746-5749 Stage Lines
5751-5870 Ferries
5880-5990 Express Service
6000-7496 Postal Service, Stamps, Philately (Stamp Collecting)
7511-7549 Pneumatic Service
7601-8700.9 Telecommunication Industry, Telegraph
8660-8688 Radio, Wireless Telegraph
8689-8700.9 Radio and Television Broadcasting
8701-9680.7 Telephone Industry
9713-9715 Cellular Communications
9719-9721 Artificial Satellite Telecommunications
9751-9756 Messenger Service
9761-9900 Air Transportation
HF 1-6182 Commerce
294-343 Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, Merchants' Associations, etc.
1014 Balance of Trade
1021-1027 Commercial Geography, Economic Geography
1040-1054 Commodities, Commercial Products
1701-2701 Tariff Policy
3000-4055 By Region or Country
5001-6182 Business
5381-5386 Vocational Guidance, Career Development
5387 Business Ethics
5410-5417.5 Marketing, Disribution of Products
5419-5422 Wholsale Trade, Commission Business, Agencies, Brokers, Factors, Jobbers
5428-5429.6 Retail Trade
5429.7-5430.6 Shopping Centers
5437-5444 Buying, Selling, Sales Personnel, Sales Executive
5446-5459 Canvassing, Peddling
5460-5469.5 Department Stores, Mail Order Business
5469.7-5481 Markets, Fairs
5482-5482.4 Secondhand Trade
5482.6-5482.65 Black Market
5484-5495 Warehousing and Storage
5520-5541 Equipment
5546-5548.6 Office Organization and Management
5548.7-5548.85 Industrial Psychology
5549-5549.5 Personnel Management, Employment Management
5601-5689 Accounting
5691-5716 Business Mathematics, Commercial Mathematics
5717-5746 Business Communication (including report writing, correspondence, filing, indexing, etc.)
5761-5780 Shipping of Merchandise, etc, Delivery of Goods
5801-6182 Advertising
HG 1-9999 Finance
178 Liquidity
179 Personal Finance
201-1496 Money
261-312 Precious Metals, Bullion
315 Small Coins
321-329 Mints, Assaying
335-341 Counterfeiting
348-353.5 Paper Money
361-363 The Legal-Tender Power
381-395 International Currency
401-421 International Bimetallism, etc
451-1496 By Region or Country
1501-3550 Banking
1621-1638 Rate of Interest, Interest Tables
1641-1643 Loans, Bank Credit
1651-1654 Discount
1655 Acceptances
1656 Reserves, Liquidity
1660 Accounts and Deposits
1662 Insurance of Deposits
1685-1703 Checks, Drafts
1706-1708 Accounting, Bookkeeping
1709 Electronic Data Processing
1710 Electronic Fund Transfers
1722 Mergers
1723 Bank Stocks, Banking as an Investment
1725-1778 Banks and the State, State Supervision of Banks
1811-2351 Special Classes of Banks and Financial Institutions
2401-3550 By Region or Country
3691-3769 Credit, Debt, Loans
3810-4000 Foreign Exchange
4001-4280.7 Financial Management, Corporation Finance
4301-4480.9 Trust Services
4501-6051 Stocks, Investment, Speculation
4530 Investment Companies, Mutual Funds
4538 Foreign Investments
4551-4598 Stock Exchanges
4621 Stock Brokerage, Investment Advisors
4701-4751 Securities
4950-5993 By Region or Country
6001-6051 Speculation
6105-6270.9 Lotteries
7920-7933 Thrift and Saving
8011-9999 Insurance
8053.5-8045.45 Insurance for Professions, Malpractice Insurance
8059 Business Insurance
8075-8107 Insurance Business, Insurance Management
8111-8123 Insurance and the State, State Supervision
8205-8220 Government Insurance
8501-8745 By Region or Country
8751-9271 Life Insurance
8779-8793 Acturarial Science, Statistical Theory and Methodology Applied to Insurance
8799-8830 By Class Insured, By Risk, By Plan
8835-8899 Life Insurance Business, Management
8901-9245 Mutual Life Insurance, Assessment Life Insurance, Fraternal Life Insurance
9251-9262 Industrial Life Insurance
9271 Life Insurance for Children, Child Insurance
9291-9295 Maternity Insurance
9301-9343 Accident Insurance
9371-9399 Health Insurance
9651-9899 Fire Insurance
9956-9969 Casualty Insurance
9969.5-9999 Other Insurance (including automobile, burglary, disaster, title, etc.)
HJ 9-9995 Public Finance
9-99.6 Documents, by Country
210-1620 History and Conditions
2005-2216 Income and Expenditure, The Budget
2240-3192.7 Taxation, Revenue
2321-2323 Incidence, Shifting, Distribution, Equality
2326-2327 Progressive, Proportional Taxation
2336-2337 Exemption
2338 Taxation of Government Property
2341-2343 Double Taxation
2347-2348 Taxation of Aliens, Nonresident, etc.
2348.5-2348.7 Tax Evasion
2351 Inflation and Taxation
2351.4 Tax Revenue Estimating
2360-3192.7 By Region or Country
3231-5957 Taxation, Administration and Procedure
3801-3844 Income from Sources other than Taxation
3851-4056.7 Direct Taxes (General)
4101-4939 Direct Taxes (Special)
5001-5225 Indirect Taxes (General)
5301-5508 Fees, Licenses, Stamp Tax
5521-5957 Other Special Forms
6603-7390 Customs Administration
7451-7980 Expenditure
8003-8899 Public Credit, Debts, Loans
8030-8033 Public Debts in Relation to State Policy, Welfare, etc.
8034 Public Debts and the Rights of Creditors
8036-8039 Public Debts in Relation to Specific Interests
8041 Increase
8043-8045 Colonial Debts
8046-8049 Creation of Debt, Borrowing, Forms of Loans
8052 Funding System, Sinking Funds, Amortization
8055 Reduction, Conversion, Liquidation
8061-8079 Insolvency, Repudiation, Partition, Allotment, Floating Debts
8083-8086 Foreign Loans
8101-8899 By Region or Country
8903-8963 Claims
9011-9695 Local Finance
9701-9995 Public Accounting
HM 1-299 General Sociology
10-121 Culture, Progress
126 Unity, Solidarity
131-134 Association, Mutuality, Social Groups
136-146 Individualism, Differentation, Struggle
201-221 Social Elements, Forces, Laws
251-291 Social Psychology
HN 1-981 Social History, Problems, and Reform
30-40 The Church and Social Problems
41-46 Community Centers, Social Centers
251-291 By Region or Country
HQ 1-2039 The Family, Marriage, Woman
12-449 Sexual Life
19-30.7 Sexual Behavior and Attitudes, Sexuality
31-64 Sex Instruction and Sexual Ethics
71-72 Sexual Deviations
74 Bisexuality
75-76.8 Homosexuality, Lesbianism
77 Transvestism
77.7-77.9 Transsexualism
79 Sadism
101-440.7 Prostitution
447 Masturbation
449 Emasculation, Eunuchs, etc.
450-472 Erotica, Pornography
503-1064 The Family, Marriage, Home
750-755.5 Eugenics
755.7-759.92 Parents, Parenthood (including parent and child, husbands, fathers, wives, mothers)
760-767.7 Family Size, Birth Control, Abortion
767.8-792.2 Children, Child Development (including child rearing, child life, play, socialization, children's rights)
799.5-799.9 Young Men and Women
799.95-799.97 Adulthood
800-800.4 Single People
801-801.83 Man-Woman Relationships, Courtship, Dating
802 Matrimonial Bureaus, Marriage Brokers
802.5 Matrimonial Advertisements
803 Temporary Marriage, Trial Marraige, Companionate Marraige
804 Breach of Promise
805 Desertion
806 Adultry
809-809.3 Family Violence
811-960.7 Divorce
961-967 Free Love
981-996 Polygamy
997 Polyandry
998-999 Illegitimacy, Unmarried Mothers
1001-1043 The State and Marriage
1051-1057 The Church and Marriage
1058-1058.5 Widows and Widowers, Widowhood
1060-1064 Aged, Gerontology (Social Aspects), Retirement
1073-1073.5 Thanatology, Death, Dying
1075-1075.5 Sex Role
1088-1090.7 Men
1101-2030.7 Women, Feminism
1871-2030.7 Women's Clubs
2035-2039 Life Skills, Coping Skills, Everyday Living Skills
2042-2044 Life Style
HS 1-3369 Societies: Secret, Benevolent, etc.
101-330.7 Secret Societies
351-929 Freemasons
951-1179 Odd Fellows
1201-1350 Knights of Pythias
1355 Other Societies, A-Z
1501-2460.7 Other Societies, By Classes
1501-1510 Benevolent and "Friendly" Societies and Mutual Assessment Fraternities
1525-1560 Religious Socieities
1601-2265 Race Socieities
2275 Occupation Societies
2301-2460.7 Political and "Patriotic" Socities
2501-3369 Clubs and Societies for Special Classes (including boys' societies, Boy Scouts, girls' societies)
HT 51-1595 Cities, Communities, Races
51-65 Communities
101-395 Urban Groups, Urban Sociology, The City
161-165 Garden Cities, "The City Beautiful"
165.5-169.9 City Planning, Zoning
170-178 Urban Renewal, Urban Development
201-221 City Population (including children in cities, immigration)
231 Effect of City Life
251-265 Mental and Moral Life
281 Recreation, Amusements
321-325 The City as Economic Factor, City Promotion
330-334 Metropolitan Areas
351-352 Suburban Cities and Towns
361-384 Urbanization, City and Country
388 Regional Economics
390-395 Regional Planning
401-485 Rural Sociology
601-1445 Classes
621-635 Orgin of Social Classes
641-657 Classes Arising from Birth
675-690 Classes Arising from Occupation
713-725 Caste System
731 Freedmen
751-815 Serfdom
851-1445 Slavery
1501-1595 Race (including race as a social group and race relations in general)
HV 1-9960 Social Service, Welfare, Criminology
40-69 Social Service, Social Work, Charities
70-72 State Regulation of Charities, Public Welfare Laws
85-525 By Region or Country
530 The Church and Charity
541 Women and Charity
544 Charity Fairs
544.5 International Social Work
547 Self-Help Groups
551.2-639 Emergency Management
553-639 Relief in Case of Disasters
560-583 Red Cross
599-639 Special Types of Disasters
640-645 Refugee Problems
650-670 Life Saving
675-677 Prevention of Accidents
680-696 Free Professional Services
697-4959 Protection, Assistance, Relief
697-1493 Special Clases, By Age
697-700.7 Families, Mothers, Widow's Pensions
701-1420.5 Children
835-847 Foundlings
873-887 Destitute, Neglected, and Abandoned Children
888-907 Handicapped Children
931-941 Fresh-Air Funds
959-1420.5 Orphanages, Orphans
1421-1441 Young Adults, Youth, Teenagers
1442-1448 Women
1449 Homosexuals
1450-1493 Aged
1551-3024 Handicapped (including blind, deaf, mentally handicapped, physically handicapped)
3025-3174 Special Classes, By Occupation
3025-3163 Seamen
3165-3173 Shop Women, Clerks, etc.
3174 Other, By Occupation A-Z
3176-3199 Special Classes, By Race or Ethnic Group
4005-4013 Immigrants
4023-4470.7 Poor In Cities, Slums
4480-4630 Mendicancy, Vagabondism, Tramps, Homelessness
4701-4959 Protection of Animals, Animal Rights, Animal Welfare
4961-4995 Degeneration
4997-5000 Substance Abuse
5001-5720.5 Alcoholism, Intemperance, Temperance Reform
5725-5770 Tobacco Habit
5800-5840 Drug Habits and Abuse
6001-7220.5 Criminology
7231-9960 Criminal Justice Administration
HX 1-970.7 Socialism, Communism, Utopias, Anarchism
806-811 Utopias
821-970.7 Anarchism

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