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 www.bic.org.uk. You can also browse version 1.2 of the new Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme.

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Code Description
1 Geographical qualifiers
Do not use “1” on individual books, as it is not a valid qualifier code; select appropriate qualifier code(s) from Section 1 below
1D Europe
1F Asia
1H Africa
1K The Americas
1M Australasia, Oceania and other land areas
1Q Other geographical groupings, oceans and seas


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