Browse the 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 the preferred subject scheme for future use. Browse version 1.2 of the new Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
J Society and social sciences
JH Sociology and anthropology
Reserve JH* codes for textbooks or academic and specialist works; use with other J* codes indicating specific topics where appropriate
JHB Sociology
JHM Anthropology


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