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 www.bic.org.uk.

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
U Computing and information technology
UN Databases
UNA Database design and theory
UNC Data capture and analysis
UND Data warehousing
UNF Data mining
UNH Information retrieval
UNJ Object-oriented databases
UNK Distributed databases
UNN Databases and the Web
UNS Database software


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