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Subject classification table

In our Library, the materials are first classified according to the language classification table. Materials are classified by subject secondarily after classified by language. Our subject classification code is based on Nippon Decimal Classification (NDC) (revised 7th ed.), except materials on linguistics and literature, for which is applied our original classification table as follows.

Original classification table of the Library (linguistics and literature)

a Linguistics (of some specific language(s))

800 Linguistics (in general)

9*- Literature

a0 Generalities. Introduction
a01 Philosophy & theory
a02 History of linguistics
a03 Reference materials. Bibliographies.
a04 Essays and lectures
a05 Serial publications. Yearbooks
a06 Organizations
a07 Language education
a1 Phonetics. Phonology. Writing systems
a2 History of language. Etymology
a3 Dictionaries
a4 Lexicology
a5 Grammar
a6 Stylistics
a7 Conversation. Readers. Textbooks
a75 Stenography. Typing
a8 Dialectology. Linguistic geography
a9 Collected works. Collections
810 Linguistics. Philology    
 811 Phonology. Phonetics.
     Writing
 812 Etymology. Semantics
 813 Lexicography.
     Polyglot dictionary
 814 Vocaburaries
 815 Grammar. Morphology
 816 Syntax. Style. Rhetoric
 817 Translation and
     interpretation
 818 Dialects
 819 Body language.
     Pictograph
820 History of language
830 Reference materials
840 Essays and lectures
850 Serial publications. Yearbooks
860 Organizations
870 Language education
880 Collected works. Collections
890 Speech. Stenography
9*-0 General works of literature
9*-1 Theory
9*-2 History
9*-3 Reference materials
9*-4 Studies on specific writer(s) or work(s)
9*-5 Studies, essays
9*-6 Collection of studies
9*-7 Periodicals
9*-8 Work(s) of an individual author
9*-9 Works of various authors
 
NOTE: " * " stands for a code of the language classification table to classify literature of each language. For materials not limitted to a specific language, " 0 " fills for " * " and " - " omitted.
-- examples --
A/9K-2: History of English literature (written in Japanese)
A/909: Collection of world literature (translated into Japanese)
K/9B-9: Works of Chinese literature (translated into English)

Materials other than linguistics and literature are classified and shelved according to the subject classification table as follows, after divided first by languages.

Nippon Decimal Classification (The hundred divisions)

000 General works

100 Philosophy

200 History

300 Social sciences

010 Libraries
020 Books. Bibliography
030 General encyclopedias
040 General collected essays
050 General serial publications
060 General societies.Academies
070 Journalism. Newspapers
080 General collections
090 (unassigned)
110 Special treatises on philosophy
120 Oriental thought
130 Western philosophy
140 Psychology
150 Ethics. Morals
160 Religion
170 Shintoism
180 Buddhism
190 Christianity
210 Nippon
220 Asia
230 Europe
240 Africa
250 North America
260 South America
270 Oceania
280 Biography
290 Geography
310 Political science
320 Law
330 Economics
340 Public finance
350 Statistics
360 Sociology
370 Education
380 Customs and folklore
390 National defence. Military science

400 Natural science

500 Technology. Engineering

600 Industry and commerce

700 The arts. Fine arts

410 Mathematics
420 Physics
430 Chemistry
440 Astronomy. Space sciences
450 Earth sciences. Geology
460 Biology
470 Botany
480 Zoology
490 Medical sciences. Pharmaceutics
510 Construction. Civil engineering
520 Architecture. Building
530 Mechanical engineering
540 Electrical engineering
550 Maritime engineering
560 Metal and mining engineering
570 Chemical technology
580 Manufactures
590 Domestic arts and sciences
610 Agriculture
620 Horticulture. Landscape gardening
630 Sericulture. Silk industry
640 Animal husbandry. Veterinary medecine
650 Forestry
660 Fishing industry. Fisheries
670 Commerce
680 Transportation services
690 Communication services
710 Sculpture. Plastic arts
720 Painting. Calligraphy
730 Engraving
740 Photography and photographs. Printing
750 Industrial arts
760 Music. Theatrical dancing
770 Theater. Motion pictures
780 Sports and physical training
790 Accomplishments and amusements