G-Schedule Subject Cutters, an Index

The Library of Congress G-Schedule Subject Cutters: An Index
by Linda Zellmer
Government Information & Data Services Librarian
Western Illinois University

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G-Schedule Subject Cutter Index 2019 (link downloads PDF of Index)
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Also published in the Map Librarians’ Toolbox

Librarians who catalog and classify maps every day are intimately familiar with the subject cutters for the Library of Congress’ G schedule (2019). However, librarians who catalog maps occasionally may often find themselves scratching their heads. Is a map showing taxing districts classed with maps showing administrative districts, or is there another subject cutter for taxing districts? Without the search capabilities of Cataloger’s Desktop, a librarian may have to scan the entire list of the Subject Subdivisions, found starting on page 539 of the current G schedule, or find other cataloging records on the topic and use the subject cutter assigned by other librarians, and hope that they used the appropriate cutter for the map. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an index to the subject cutters in the G Schedule?

This article contains a subject index to the Subject Subdivisions found in the 2019 edition of the Library of Congress’ Classification Schedule G. It was created by copying the entire subject list, dividing the descriptions found for individual cutters (e.g. .A15 Business districts, center, or downtown of cities) and adding the appropriate cutter for each item. In the case of the .A15 cutter, the index contains a listing for: Business districts, cities, Central areas of cities and Downtowns of cities. In addition, a listing was added for Cities, business districts, Cites, central areas and Cities, downtowns. In cases where individual sites, such as National Forests, are classed geographically, the user is referred to Geographic Cutters (G Cutters, 2019). It is hoped that other occasional map catalogers will find the index useful in their work.

Library of Congress, 2019. Classification schedule G: geography, maps, anthropology, recreation. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Cataloging Distribution Service. URL: https://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/freelcc.html. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

Library of Congress, 2019. Classification schedule G Cutters: geography, maps, anthropology, recreation. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Cataloging Distribution Service. URL: https://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCC/G_Cutter2019TEXT.pdf. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

G Subject Cutters

Administrative divisions .F7
Aerial photography .B52
Aerial photography, progress .B52
Aerial photography, status .B52
Aerial views .A3
Aeroelectric power generation .N34
Aeronautical charts .P6
Aesthetic life .E64
Afforestation .K3
Agencies, government, or a topical subdivision .F7
Agents of forest destruction .K5
Agricultural economics .J15
Agricultural methods .J2
Agricultural regions .J1
Agricultural systems .J2
Agriculture, general .J1
Air Force .R22
Air pollution .N852
Air routes .P62
Air transportation charts .P6
Airports .P61
Anaglyphs .A45
Animal geography .D4
Animal husbandry .J5
Anthropogeography .E1
Aquaculture .L4
Aquatic biological resources, general .L1
Aquatic life distribution .D1
Aquatic life, economic aspects .L1
Aquatic vegetation .L4
Arabic language, distribution .E313
Archaeological sites .E15
Architecture .E644
Area codes .P94
Arid region distribution .C813
Army .R24
Aromanian dialect, distribution .E314
Artificial precipitation .C887
Arts, recreational aspects .E64
Assistance, economic (domestic) .G17
Astrology .E628
Astronomical observations .B1
Astronomical observatories .B1
Atlantic Pact .F5
Atmospheric circulation .C84
Atmospheric condensation .C882
Atmospheric electricity .C87
Atmospheric mechanics .C84
Atmospheric moisture .C88
Atmospheric precipitation .C88
Atmospheric pressure .C842
Atmospheric structure .C84
Atmospheric temperature .C82
Banking (finance) .Q8
Base-measuring .B3
Bathymetry .C2
Beverage manufacture .M8
Beverage plants .J912
Beverage processing .M8
Biogeography, general .D1
Biographical maps .A85
Birds, geography .D4
Bird’s-eye view .A3
Birth control .E24
Blind, maps for .A7
Botany .D2
Brahmanism .E452
Braille maps .A7
Bridges .P24
Buddhism .E47
Building materials .N23
Building .N23
Bureaus, government .F7
Bureaus, government, can be classified by subject
Bus routes .P22
Business cards with maps .A9
Business cycles .G16
Business districts, cities .A15
Business organizations .G7
Business statistics .Q2
Cable ways (transportation) .P78
Cables, submarine .P93
Cadastral maps .G46
Camping .E63
Canals, individual see Geographic Cutters
Canals, navigation .P53
Caravan routes .Q3
Cartograms .A63
Cartography .B7
Cartoon maps .A6
Catchment areas .C315
Caves .C23
Cemeteries .G54
Census subdivisions .E25
Census tracts .E25
Central areas of cities .A15
Cereals (crops) .J61
Charts printed with electronic navigation information .P5
Charts, aeronautical .P6
Charts, Nautical .P5
Chemical manufacture .M3
Chemical processing .M3
Christianity .E42
Circulation of the atmospheric .C84
Cities (Collective) .A1
Cities and towns, extinct .E15
Cities and towns, ruined .E15
Cities, business districts .A15
Cities, central areas .A15
Cities, downtowns .A15
Civil defense .R6
Civil engineering .N23
Civil War, 1861-1865 .S5
Civilizations .E6
Clay Tablets (maps on) .A9
Climate classification systems .C8
Climate regions .C813
Climate zones .C813
Climatology .C8
Clinics .E58
Cloth Maps (maps on) .A9
Clothing .E622
Cloud cover .C882
Coal and petroleum (together) .H5
Coal .H9
Coast Guard .R26
Coffee (agriculture) .J912
Coins .Q8
Colonial period, America .S2
Colonial possessions .F33
Commerce, general .Q1
Commissions , government, or classify by subject .F7
Commodity movement .Q3
Communication, distances .P15
Communication, general .P1
Communications .P9
Comparative area maps .B8
Comparison diagrams .B8
Concentration camps .F86
Condensation, atmospheric .C882
Condiments .J93
Confrontations, social .E625
Congressional district .F7
Conservation (General) .G3
Conservation, forests .K3
Consol navigation charts .P58
Construction .N23
Consular service .F55
Consulates, locations .F55
Conveyor belts (transportation) .P78
Cordage fibers (agriculture) .J82
Cotton (agriculture) .J82
Courts .F85
Courts, location .F85
Crafts .E642
Crime .E625
Crops .J6
Cultural geography, general .E1
Cultural monuments .G52
Currencies .Q8
Currents, ocean .C75
Customs .E62
Customs, social (Social aspects) .E622
Customs, social .E622
Cycles, business .G16
Cycles, economic .G16
Dams .N2
Dams, individual see Geographic Cutters
Decca navigation charts .P58
Decrease, population .E24
Defenses, military .R4
Demographic aspects of disasters .E29
Demonstrations .E625
Denominations, ecclesiastical .E423
Density of ocean water .C73
Departments, government, or classify by subject .F7
Deserts, distribution .C813
Detention centers .F86
Dew .C882
Digital cartographic materials .A25
Digital elevation models .A253
Diplomatic service .F55
Disasters, demographic aspects .E29
Discovery, historical United States .S12
Discovery, historical .S12
Diseases, distribution .E51
Dispensaries .E58
Dissemination of information .P97
Distribution of arid regions .C813
Distribution of deserts .C813
Distribution of permafrost .C813
Distribution of tundra .C813
Downtowns of cities .A15
Drainage basins .C315
Drama .E645
Drinking habits (Customs) .E622
Droughts .C886
Dynamic geology .C55
Earthquakes (Seismology) .C55
Eating habits (Customs) .E622
Ecclesiastical administrative areas .E423
Ecclesiastical denominations .E423
Ecclesiastical organizations .E423
Ecclesiastical sects .E423
Economic aspects of agriculture .J15
Economic assistance (domestic) .G17
Economic conditions .G1
Economic cycles .G16
Economic geography, general .G1
Economic geography, specialized fields see subdivisions .H through .Q
Economic planning .G15
Economic regions .G2
Economic spheres of influence .G2
Education .E68
Educational system, changes to .E625
Election districts .F7
Election results .F9
Electric utilities .N4
Electric utility service areas .N4
Electricity, atmospheric .C87
Electronic navigation charts .P58
Elevated railroads .P33
Embassies, locations .F55
Emigration .E27
Employment .G8
Engineering geology
(limitations or capabilities on construction activity) .N24
Engineering geology .N24
Engineering .N18
Engineering, general .N1
Erosion .J4
Ethnic groups .E1
Ethnic reservations .G6
Ethnolinguistics .E3
Ethnology .E1
Exhibitions .Q48
Exhibitions, individual –
class with the location
(e.g. Centennial International Exposition in Philadelphia)
Exploration, historical United States .S12
Exploration, historical .S12
Exploration, Western United States .S12
Extent of areas mapped .B5
Extent of areas surveyed .B5
Extinct cities and towns .E15
Fairs .Q48
Fairs, individual –
class with the location (e.g. New York Worlds Fair)
Family history .E6225
Famine .E59
Fans (maps on) .A9
Farming techniques .J2
Fertilizers (agriculture) .J48
Fiber manufacture .M6
Fiber processing .M6
Finance (banking) .Q8
Finance, general .Q1
Financial firms (individual) .Q8
Financial institutions (special types) .Q8
Fire insurance rates .G475
Fire insurance .G475
Fire protection .G475
Fish hatcheries .L2
Fish, geography .D4
Fisheries .L2
Fishing .L2
Fishing, recreational .E63
Flags .F37
Flax (agriculture) .J82
Flood control .N22
Floods .C32
Floriculture .J95
Fog (weather) .C882
Folklore (customs) .E62
Folklore (myths) .E627
Food, manufacture .M8
Food. processing .M8
Forage (crops) .J67
Legumes (crops) .J67
Foreign exchange credit .Q8
Forest area distribution .K2
Forest Conservation .K3
Forest conservation .K3
Forest destruction agents .K5
Forest exploitation .K6
Forest fires .K5
Forest type distribution .K2
Forests, general .K1
Forests, Individual – see Geographic Cutters
Foresty, general .K1
Forms of government .F81
Fortifications, military .R4
French and Indian War, 1755-1763 .S26
French language, distribution .E33
Frost .C882
Fruits (crops) .J73
Games (maps on) .A9
Gas utilities .N42
Genealogy .E6225
General mathematical geography .B1
General physical science .C1
Geochemistry .C58
Geodetic surveys .B3
Geologic history .C57
Geological surveys progress .C51
Geological surveys status .C51
Geological surveys .C51
Geology .C5
Geomagnetism .C93
Geomorphology .C2
Geophysical divisions .C21
Geophysics, general .C9
Geothermal steam sources .N32
German language, distribution .E34
Ghost towns .E15
Glaciers .C38
Glaciology .C38
Glass (maps on) .A9
Globe gores .B71
Globe pictures .B71
Globes (2-dimensional representations) .B71
Government .F8
Gravity .C95
Grottoes, underground .C23
Ground characteristics .C28
Ground water .C34
Gum products (agriculture) .J84
Hail .C885
Hemp (agriculture) .J82
Heraldry .E623
Hide manufacture .M6
Hide processing .M6
Hiking .E63
Hinduism .E45
Historic monuments .G52
Historical geography, general .S1
Historical geology .C57
Historically significant place names
(e.g. Christmas, Santa Claus, etc.) .A8
History of specific places or regions
– see chronological subdividions for that place or region
History, general United States .S1
History, general .S1
Hobbies .E642
Hospitals .E58
Housing .E73
Human ecology .E1
Human geography, general .E1
Hunting .E63
Hunting, recreational .E63
Hydraulic engineering .N2
Hydrocarbons, general .H5
Hydroelectric power generation .N33
Hydrogeology .C3
Hydrographic surveys progress .C31
Hydrographic surveys status .C31
Hydrographic surveys .C31
Hydrology .C3
Hyperbolic navigation charts .P58
Icebergs .C74
Immigration .E27
Immigration, quotas .E27
Immigration, regulation .E27
Income tax .E74
Income .E74
Increase, population .E24
Index maps (Topographic maps) .A2
Index Maps, specific subjects –
classify with the Subject,
e.g. Geologic Map Indexes are classed in .C5
Industrial agricultural products .J8
Inland waterways (navigation) .P53
Insects, geography .D4
Inshore channels .P53
Insolation, solar
(quantity of solar radiation received at a location) .C83
Insurance .G475
Intellectual life .E64
International assistance .F5
International boundaries .F2
International cooperation .F5
International date line .B2
International relations .F5
Interurban railroads .P33
Inventions, general .N1
Irish language, distribution .E344
Irrigation .J4
Islam .E44
Italian language, distribution .E345
Judaism .E43
Judicial divisions .F85
Labor force distribution .G8
Labor relations .G8
Labor .G8
Lakes, individual see Geographic Cutters
Lakes, navigable .P53
Land capabilities .G4
Land classification .G4
Land grants .G465
Land ownership .G46
Land use .G4
Landing fields (airplane) .P61
Languages, distribution .E3
Law enforcement .F85
Laws .F85
League of Nations .F5
Legal societies .F85
Legations, locations .F55
Legislative votes .F9
Libraries .E67
Light rail .P33
Lignite .H9
Literature .E65
Littering .N854
Livestock .J5
Load line charts .P54
Logistics .R5
Loran charts .P58
Lumbering .K6
Magnetism, terrestrial .C93
Magnetohydrodynamics .N35
Malnutrition .E59
Manufacturing, general .M1
Map Projections .B72
Maps for the blind .A7
Maps, Braille .A7
Maps, Special category .A1
Marine Corps .R282
Marketing .Q4
Marshall Plan .F5
Material culture .E7
Mechanical devices (maps about) .A9
Mechanics of the atmosphere .C84
Medical geography, general .E5
Medical professions .E52
Medicinal plants (agriculture) .J92
Mental maps .A67
Metal (maps on) .A9
Metallic group .H2
Meteorology .C8
Mexican War, 1845-1848 .S44
Military colors .F37
Military districts .R2
Military establishments .R2
Military geography, general .R1
Military lines of communication .R5
Military operations .R3
Military strategy .R3
Military support systems .R5
Military tactics .R3
Mineral leases, general .H1
Mineral manufacture .M2
Mineral processing .M2
Mineral rights, general .H1
Mineral waters .C36
Mines and mineral resources, general .H1
Minor civil divisions .F7
Missions, ecclesiastical .E424
Moisture, atmospheric .C88
Monuments, cultural .G52
Monuments, historical .G52
Monuments, public .G52
Motion pictures .E645
Mountain height comparison charts .B8
Movement of commodities .Q3
Movement of population (voluntary) .E27
Movements of the earth .B2
Museums .E655
Music .E646
Mythology .E627
Narcotics trafficing .E625
National aspirations .F3
Nationally significant place names
(e.g. Madison, Washington, etc.) .A8
Natural gas .H8
Natural geographic regions .C21
Natural resources .G3
Nautical charts .P5
Naval districts .R2
Naval establishments .R2
Naval geography, general .R1
Navy .R28
Noise pollution .N858
Nomadism .E27
Nonmetallic group .H5
Nuclear power .N35
Nurseries (horticulture) .J95
Nutrition .E59
Nuts (crops) .J73
Occupation zones .F3
Occupied territories .F3
Ocean currents .C75
Ocean floor characteristics .C2
Ocean floor morphology .C2
Ocean routes .P54
Ocean tides .C76
Ocean water density .C73
Ocean water salinity .C73
Oceanography .C7
Orthophotomaps .A4
Other plants .J9
Other transportation systems .P78
Outline and base maps .A1
Painting .E648
Paleontology .C57
Panjabi language, distribution .E363
Panoramas .A35
Paper manufacture .M5
Paper processing .M5
Parking regulations .P23
Parks .G52
Parks, individual –
class as places using Geographic Cutters
Parks, public .G52
Peat .H9
Pelagic mammals .L5
Penal institutions, locatins .F85
Pennsylvania German dialect, distribution .E364
Permafrost, distribution .C813
Petroleum .H8
Photomaps .A4
Physiography .C2
Pictomaps .A4
Pictorial maps .A5
Pidgin languages, distribution .E365
Pilot charts .P5
Pipe lines .P4
Place names of religious significance,
(e.g. Christmas, Santa Claus, etc.) .A8
Place names, historically significant
(e.g. Christmas, Santa Claus, etc.) .A8
Place names, nationally significant
(e.g. Madison, Washington, etc.) .A8
Placemats (maps on) .A9
Planning .G45
Planning, economic .G15
Plant distibution .D2
Plant geography .D2
Plotting charts .A1
Political campaigns .F9
Political divisions .F7
Political geography, general .F1
Political results .F9
Political subdivisions .F7
Pollution and pollution control .N85
Pollution .N854
Population decrease .E24
Population increase .E24
Population movement (Voluntary) .E27
Population movement, quotas .E272
Population movement, regulation .E272
Population .E2
Port facilities .P55
Ports .P55
Portuguese language, distribution .E366
Postal service .P8
Postal zones .P8
Postcards (maps on) .A9
Powder Horns (maps on) .A9
Power lines .N4
Power, general .N3
Precipitation, atmospheric .C88
Press (dissemination of information) .P97
Pressure, atmospheric .C842
Prime meridians .B3
Printing .P97
Processing, general .M1
Professional organizations .G7
Progress of aerial photography .B52
Progress of geological surveys .C51
Progress of hydrographic surveys .C31
Projections, map .B72
Propaganda .P97
Public health .E55
Public lands .G5
Public monuments .G52
Public opinion .P97
Public works, general .N1
Race relations .E625
Radiation, solar (energy emitted by the sun) .C83
Radio .P95
Radioactivity .C92
Railroads .P3
Rain .C883
Rainmaking .C887
Raised relief globes .C18
Real property tax .G47
Real property .G46
Recreation .E63
Recreational activities .E63
Recreational trails .E63
Reforestation .K3
Refuse accumulation .N854
Relief features .C2
Relief models .C18
Religions, general .E4
Religiously significant place names
(e.g. Christmas, Santa Claus, etc.) .A8
Remote-sensing images .A43
Remote-sensing maps .A4
Resin products (agriculture) .J84
Retail sales outlets .Q46
Revolution, American, 1775-1783 .S3
River length comparison diagrams .B8
Rivers, navigable .P53
Roads .P2
Rock hound guides .E63
Rubber products (agriculture) .J84
Ruined cities and towns .E15
Ruins .E15
Russian language, distribution .E37
Salinity of ocean water .C73
Satellite tracks .P75
Scenic trails .E63
School integration .E625
Scots language, distribution .E373
Sculpture .E648
Sea animal products .L2
Sea ice .C37
Sealing (marine mammal) .L5
Sects, ecclesiastical .E423
Seismology .C55
Service industries .M95
Service industries, general .M1
Sewerage .N46
Shelter (Housing) .E73
Shīʻah .E443
Shiites .E443
Shipping lines .P54
Shopping centers .Q44
Shopping malls .Q44
Silviculture .K4
Skills, labor .G8
Slavery .E625
Slavic languages, distribution .E377
Slides (maps on) .A9
Slope .C28
Snow cover .C884
Snow .C884
Snowmelt .C884
Social organizations .E624
Social problems .E625
Soil capabilities (road construction) .N26
Soil capability .J3
Soil classification .J3
Soil conservation .J4
Soil engineering (limitations or capabilities on construction activity) .N26
Soil mechanics (limitations or capabilities on construction activity) .N26
Soil mechanics .N26
Soil pollution .N854
Soil reclamation .J4
Soil use/utilization .J3
Soils .J3
Solar insolation (quantity of solar radiation received at a location) .C83
Solar power .N36
Solar radiation (energy emitted by the sun) .C83
Sovereignty .F3
Space transportation .P7
Spanish American War, 1898 .S57
Spanish language, distribution .E38
Spas .E635
Special category maps .A1
Special format maps .A9
Special geographical names –
place names of special historical, national, or
religious significance, e.g. Christmas, Santa Claus, etc. .A8
Special interests, recreational .E642
Spheres of influence .F3
Spices (agriculture) .J93
Sport fishing .E63
Starch (crops used for production) .J77
Stationery (maps on) .A9
Statistical areas .E25
Status of aerial photography .B52
Status of geological surveys .C51
Status of hydrographic surveys .C31
Steam (energy) .N32
Stereographs .A45
Stick charts (maps on) .A9
Stone (maps on) .A9
Storms .C86
Stratigraphy .C57
Street railways .P33
Strikes .G8
Structural geology .C55
Structure of the atmosphere .C84
Submarine cables .P93
Suburbs and city regions .A1
Subways .P33
Sugar (crops used for production) .J77
Surface quality .C28
Surface winds .C842
Surveying .B5
Systems of agriculture .J2
Systems of climate classification .C8
Tariffs and other trade barriers .Q5
Tax assessment .G47
Tea (agriculture) .J912
Technology, general .N1
Tectonics .C55
Telegraph .P92
Telephone .P94
Television .P96
Temperature of ocean water .C72
Temperature, atmospheric .C82
Terrain studies .C28
Terrestrial magnetism .C93
Territorial expansion .F35
Territorial waters .F3
Textile fibers   (agriculture) .J82
Textile manufacture .M6
Textile processing .M6
Theaters .E645
Thermoelectric power generation .N32
Tides, ocean .C76
Time zones .B2
Tobacco (agriculture) .J94
Tourism .E635
Tourist maps .E635
Trade barriers .Q5
Trade centers and trading areas .Q42
Trade routes .Q3
Trade, general .Q1
Traffic feasibility surveys .P19
Traffic regulations .P23
Traffic surveys .P21
Trafficability .P19
Trails (Historic) .P25
Trails, historic .P25
Trails, individual –
class as geographic features; see Geographic Cutters
Trails, recreational .E63
Trams .P33
Transhumance .E27
Transparencies (maps on) .A9
Transport equipment manufacture .M9
Transportation, distances .P15
Transportation, general .P1
Travels of individuals .A85
Travels of types of people –
classify with the subject,
e.g. travels of actors as a group are classed in .E645
Treasure troves .E75
Treaty enforcement .F5
Tree farms .K4
Triangulation networks .B3
Tribal migration .E27
Tribes .E1
Troop disposition .R2
Truck routes .P22
Tundra, distribution .C813
Tunnels .P24
Underground grottoes .C23
Unions .G8
United Nations .F5
United States, history 1865-1900 .S55
United States, history, 1900-1945 .S6
United States, history, 1945 – .S73
United States, history. 1783-1865 .S4
Urban railroads .P33
Urban renewal .G455
Utilities .N39
Vegetables (crops) .J7
Vegetation, distribution .D2
Vital statistics .E24
Votes, legislative .F9
Vulcanology .C55
War games .R3
War of 1812 .S42
Waste disposal .N46
Water chemistry .C35
Water composition .C35
Water distribution .N44
Water pollution .N856
Water power generation .N33
Water purification plants .N44
Water quality .C35
Water storage .N44
Water table .C34
Water transportation .P5
Water utilities .N44
Weather forecasting .C815
Whaling .L5
Wildlife conservation and reserves .D4
Wildlife conservation .D5
Wildlife refuges .D5
Wildlife refuges, individual see Geographic Cutters
Wildlife reserves .D5
Wind power .N34
Wind systems .C84
Wind systems .C84
Winds, surface .C842
Wood manufacture .M4
Wood processing .M4
World War I .S65
World War II .S7
Wreck charts .P57
Yiddish language, distribution .E397
Zip codes .P8
Zoning .G44
Zoogeography .D4
Zoos .G52

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