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.
|V||Health and personal development…
Note: many headings in Section V relate closely to headings in other sections. Use Section V for popularized accounts for general readership; prefer Sections J, K, M, T etc, as appropriate, for serious, specialist and academic works. Do not use “V” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section V below
|VF||Family and health…
|VFJ||Coping with personal problems…
|VFJB||Coping with illness and specific conditions
Use BEFORE an M* code for specific condition where available, eg MJCJ2 “HIV/AIDS”; MJCM1 “Allergies”; MJGD “Diabetes”; MJNA “Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome”; MJND “Alzheimer’s & dementia”
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