BISAC Subject Headings List

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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

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

HUM021000  HUMOR / Topic / Regional & Cultural

HUM014000  HUMOR / Topic / Religion

HUM025000  HUMOR / Topic / School & Education

HUM013000  HUMOR / Topic / Sports

HUM026000  HUMOR / Topic / Travel


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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