Browse the BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2 revision 01, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and other English language markets, available from You can also browse version 1.2 of the new Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme.

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Code Description
M Medicine
See also: VFD “Popular medicine and health”
MB Medicine: general issues
MF Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences
See also: PSB “Biochemistry”
MJ Clinical and internal medicine
MM Other branches of medicine
MN Surgery
For oral and maxilliofacial surgery, use MMDS “Oral and maxilliofacial surgery”
MQ Nursing and ancillary services
MR Medical study and revision guides and reference material
MX Complementary medicine
Note: use MX* codes for works for medical students and professionals only; see VXH “Complementary therapies, healing and health” and following for MBS and popular treatments
MZ Veterinary medicine

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