BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
T Technology, engineering, agriculture
Do not use “T” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section T below
TV Agriculture and farming
See also: KNAC “Agriculture and related industries”
TVB Agricultural science
TVD Agricultural engineering and machinery
TVF Sustainable agriculture
TVG Organic farming
TVH Animal husbandry
TVK Agronomy and crop production
TVM Smallholdings
TVP Pest control
Class here: agricultural use of pesticides and herbicides
TVQ Tropical agriculture: practice and techniques
TVR Forestry and silviculture: practice and techniques
See also: KNAL “Forestry and related industries”
TVS Horticulture
See also: WM “Gardening”
TVT Aquaculture and fish-farming: practice and techniques
See also: KNAF “Fisheries and related industries”

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