BISAC Subject Headings List

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Use subjects in this section for works aimed at nonprofessionals. For historical works and/or works aimed at architects or design professionals, use subjects in the ARCHITECTURE section. For works concerning the technical or trade aspects of construction, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction".

Use "HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry" for works dealing mainly with large-scale household projects and use "CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork" for works on small-scale woodworking aimed at hobbyists.


HOM000000  HOUSE & HOME / General

HOM019000  HOUSE & HOME / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing

                                   HOUSE & HOME / Contracting see TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Contracting

HOM003000  HOUSE & HOME / Decorating & Furnishings

HOM004000  HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction

HOM005000  HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General

HOM001000  HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry

HOM006000  HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Electrical

HOM012000  HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Masonry

HOM014000  HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Plumbing

HOM024000  HOUSE & HOME / Energy

HOM026000  HOUSE & HOME / Entertainment Systems

HOM020000  HOUSE & HOME / Equipment, Appliances & Supplies

                                    HOUSE & HOME / Estimating see TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Estimating

HOM009000  HOUSE & HOME / Hand Tools

HOM011000  HOUSE & HOME / House Plans

HOM010000  HOUSE & HOME / Maintenance & Repair

HOM025000  HOUSE & HOME / Moving & Relocation

HOM013000  HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas

HOM015000  HOUSE & HOME / Power Tools

HOM016000  HOUSE & HOME / Reference

HOM017000  HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation

HOM021000  HOUSE & HOME / Safety & Security (see also headings under SELF-HELP / Safety & Security)

HOM023000  HOUSE & HOME / Small Spaces

HOM027000  HOUSE & HOME / Smart Home

HOM022000  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living


If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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