This is a key reference book providing a general overview of almost any topic from the social sciences, including theories, paradigms, research methodologies, and modeling of human behavior & emotions. This resource includes references and lists of further readings.
The first section shows an overview of key call letters that are pertinent to Education.
The second lengthier group provides details & nuances of call letters within the "LB" and the "LC" ranges.
|D||History of the World (excluding the Americas)|
|E -- F||History of the Americas (north, south & central)|
|GV||Athletics, sports and physical education|
|HQ||Sexuality & family structures|
|K||Laws & legal matters|
|L||Education (in general)|
|LA||History of Education|
|LB||Theory & practice of Education|
|LC||Special aspects of Education|
|LE -- LG||Education in other countries|
|PE||English language & Language arts (teaching, textbooks & dictionaries)|
|PN||Literature (in genreal)|
|Q||Science (in general)|
|QA||Mathematics (from basic counting up to calculus)|
|RA||Health education & Medicine|
|LB 1025 -- LB 1050||General principles of Teaching|
|LB 1140 -- LB 1489||Preschool, Nursery & Kindergarten|
|LB 1501 -- LB 1547||Primary education|
|LB 1555 -- LB 1602||Elementary or publlc school education|
|LB 1603 -- LB 1696||Secondary education|
|LB 2300 -- LB 2430||
|LB 2801 -- LB 3095||School administration & Organization|
|LB 3201 -- LB 3325||School physical facilities; architecture, equipment and campus planning|
|LB 3401 -- LB 3495||School health services|
|LC 25 -- LC 46||Self education & Home schooling
|LC 47 -- LC 58||Private school education
|LC 65 -- LC 245||Social aspects of education|
|LC 142 -- LC 148||Attendance & dropouts
|LC 149 -- LC 161||Literacy & Illiteracy|
|LC 251 -- LC 951||Moral education & Religious education|
|LC 1001 -- LC 1024||Humanistic education|
|LC 1031 -- LC 1034||Comptency based education|
|LC 1041 -- LC 1049||Vocational education & Cooperative education|
|LC 1051 -- LC 1072||Professional education|
|LC 1390 -- LC 5160||Education of specific groups of students
|LC 3950 -- LC 4806||Exceptional children & Special education|
|LC 5201 -- LC 6660||
Adult education & Extension services
For more details, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
Library of Congress Subject Headings are the words and phrases that you will use to do a subject search in the catalog (as opposed to a keyword search). Although Education is a broad Library of Congress Subject Heading, you will probably get better results if you are more specific. To search for education of a particular state, use the subject for Education and the state (e.g. Education--Oregon). Be careful in your choice of words--some words and phrases that are natural to you will not be Library of Congress Subject Headings.
It is often helpful to do a keyword search on your topic first. Once you find an appropriate source, look at the subject headings and click the linked subject heading in the catalog.