BISAC Subject Headings List

Humor

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HUMOR

Use subjects in this section only for individual works of humor or for collections of humor. Critical works should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Humor" and any other subjects needed in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the HUMOR section).

Subjects containing the subheading "Form" and subjects containing the subheading "Topic" may both be assigned to the same work as needed.

HUM000000

HUMOR / General

HUM015000

HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations

HUM001000

HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons

HUM003000

HUMOR / Form / Essays

HUM004000

HUMOR / Form / Jokes & Riddles

HUM005000

HUMOR / Form / Limericks & Verse

HUM007000

HUMOR / Form / Parodies

HUM017000

HUMOR / Form / Pictorial

HUM018000

HUMOR / Form / Puns & Wordplay

HUM016000

HUMOR / Form / Trivia

HUM008000

HUMOR / Topic / Adult

HUM009000

HUMOR / Topic / Animals

HUM010000

HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional

HUM020000

HUMOR / Topic / Celebrity & Popular Culture

HUM021000

HUMOR / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

HUM027000

HUMOR / Topic / Health & Aging *

HUM022000

HUMOR / Topic / History

HUM023000

HUMOR / Topic / Internet & Social Media

HUM019000

HUMOR / Topic / Language

HUM024000

HUMOR / Topic / LGBTQ+

HUM011000

HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family

HUM012000

HUMOR / Topic / Men, Women & Relationships

HUM006000

HUMOR / Topic / Politics

HUM014000

HUMOR / Topic / Religion

HUM025000

HUMOR / Topic / School & Education

HUM013000

HUMOR / Topic / Sports

HUM026000

HUMOR / Topic / Travel

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