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20th century

20th century & contemporary classical music

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

21st century

Abnormal psychology

Acting techniques

Adventure stories (Children's/YA)

AFRICA

African history

AFRO-ASIATIC LANGUAGES

Age groups: adolescents

Age groups: children

Agricultural engineering & machinery

AGRICULTURE & FARMING

Agriculture & related industries

Albania

American Civil War

Ancient (Classical) Greek

Ancient / Biblical Israel

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology

Ancient Greece

Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Ancient Rome

Ancient World

Anglican & Episcopalian Churches, Church of England

Anglo-Saxon

Animal husbandry

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc)

ANTHOLOGIES (NON-POETRY)

Anthropology

Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter

Antiques & collectables: gold & silver (other than jewellery)

Aquaculture & fish-farming: practice & techniques

Arabian peninsula

Arabic

Archaeological methodology & techniques

Archaeological theory

ARCHAEOLOGY

Archaeology by period / region

ARCHITECTURE

Arctic regions

Art & design styles: Abstract Expressionism

Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960

Art & design styles: Expressionism

Art & design styles: Pre-Raphaelite art

ART FORMS

Art styles not defined by date

ASIA

Asian history

Assyria

Australasian & Pacific history

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Autobiography: historical, political & military

Banking

Battles & campaigns

BCE to c 500 CE

Bibles

Biblical archaeology

Biblical commentaries

Biblical exegesis & hermeneutics

Biblical studies & exegesis

Bibliographies, catalogues, discographies

Bilingual & multilingual dictionaries

BIOGRAPHY & TRUE STORIES

Biography: arts & entertainment

BIOGRAPHY: GENERAL

Biography: historical, political & military

Biography: literary

Biography: sport

Birth control, contraception, family planning

Black & Asian studies

Blasphemy, heresy, apostasy

British & Irish history

British Isles

Business negotiation

Byzantine Empire

c 1000 CE to c 1500

c 1500 to c 1600

c 1600 to c 1700

c 1700 to c 1800

c 1800 to c 1900

c 1900 - c 1914

c 1945 to c 1960

c 1960 to c 1970

c 1980 to c 1990

c 1990 to c 2000

c 2000 to c 2010

c 500 CE to c 1000 CE

California

Cambridgeshire

Canada

Caribbean Sea

Cartography, map-making & projections

Carvings: artworks

Castles & fortifications

Celtic languages

Celtic religion & mythology

Central America

Central Asia

Ceramic arts, pottery, glass

Ceramics: artworks

Child & developmental psychology

Child care & upbringing

CHILDREN'S & YOUNG ADULT FICTION & TRUE STORIES

China

Christian communities & monasticism

Christian life & practice

Christian liturgy, prayerbooks & hymnals

Christian mysticism

Christian sermons

Christian spirituality & religious experience

Christian theology

Christian worship, rites & ceremonies

Christianity

Church history

Cinema industry

City & town planning . architectural aspects

CIVIL ENGINEERING, SURVEYING & BUILDING

CLASSIC FICTION

Classic travel writing

Classical Greek & Roman archaeology

Classical history / classical civilisation

Classical texts

Clinical psychology

Coal & solid fuel industries

Cognition & cognitive psychology

Coins, banknotes, medals, seals (numismatics)

Colombia

Colonialism & imperialism

Combat / defence skills & manuals

Combat sports & self-defence

Comedy

Communication studies

COMPUTER SECURITY

Conservation of the environment

Conservation, restoration & care of artworks

Constitution: government & the state

Cook Islands

Coping with personal problems

Coptic

Cornish

Cornwall

Corporate finance

Crime & criminology

Crusades

Cultural studies

Cyprus

Dance

Decorative arts

Defence strategy, planning & research

Designed / suitable for A & AS Level

Developing countries

Development economics

Development studies

Devon

DIARIES, LETTERS & JOURNALS

Dictionaries

Diplomacy

Discourse analysis

Diseases & disorders

Doctor/patient relationship

Documentary films

Drawing & drawings

Dutch

Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

Early music (up to c 1000 CE)

Eastern Europe

Economic geography

Economic geology

Economic history

Economic theory & philosophy

ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS, FINANCE, BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

EDUCATION

Educational: Religious studies

Egypt

Egyptian

Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology

ELT: LEARNING MATERIAL & COURSEWORK

England

English

Environmental archaeology

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

Ergonomics

Espionage & secret services

Ethical & social aspects of computing

Ethical issues & debates

Ethical issues: censorship

Ethics & moral philosophy

Ethiopia

Ethiopic

Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies

Ethnic studies

EUROPE

European history

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

Family law: marriage & divorce

Fascism & Nazism

Fashion & society

Fashion design & theory

Fencing

FICTION & RELATED ITEMS

Film guides & reviews

Film production: technical & background skills

Film theory & criticism

Film: styles & genres

Films, cinema

Finance

Financial crises & disasters

First World War

First World War, 1914-1918

Folklore, myths & legends

Food manufacturing & related industries

Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe)

France

Freemasonry & secret societies

French

Furniture design

Garden design & planning

Gardens (descriptions, history etc)

Gender studies, gender groups

Gender studies: women

General & world history

Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing

Geographical maps (specialist)

GEOGRAPHY

Geology & the lithosphere

Germany

Gibraltar

Graffiti & street art

Grammar & vocabulary

Grammar, syntax

Grasslands, heaths, prairies, tundra

Greece

Guinea

Hebrew

Higher & further education, tertiary education

Historical & comparative linguistics

HISTORICAL FICTION

Historical geography

Historical geology

Historiography

HISTORY

History of architecture

HISTORY OF ART / ART & DESIGN STYLES

History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600

History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -

History of art: ancient & classical art,BCE to c 500 CE

History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400

History of art: pre-history

History of education

History of engineering & technology

History of ideas

History of mathematics

History of medicine

History of religion

History of science

History of specific companies / corporate history

History of sport

History of the Americas

History of Western philosophy

History: earliest times to present day

History: specific events & topics

History: theory & methods

Household hints

Houses, apartments, flats, etc

Human biology

Human geography

Human rights

Human rights & civil liberties law

Illustration

Impact of science & technology on society

Indigenous peoples

Individual actors & performers

Individual architects & architectural firms

Individual artists, art monographs

Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups

Individual designers

Individual film directors, film-makers

Individual photographers

INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL ART & DESIGN

Industrial archaeology

Industrialisation & industrial history

INDUSTRY & INDUSTRIAL STUDIES

Installation art

Inter-war period, 1918-1939

Interfaith relations

International economics

International finance

International institutions

International relations

International trade

Internet: general works

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Irregular or guerrilla forces & warfare

Islam

Islamic & Arabic philosophy

Islamic countries

Islamic law

Islamic life & practice

Islamic studies

Israel

Italian

Italy

Japan

Jewish studies

Jordan

Judaism

Judaism: life & practice

Judaism: sacred texts

Judaism: theology

Labour economics

Landscape archaeology

Landscape art & architecture

LANGUAGE

Language readers

Language self-study texts

Language teaching & learning material & coursework

Language teaching theory & methods

Language: history & general works

Latin

Latin America

Law & society

Lebanon

Legal history

Lexicography

Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies

LINGUISTICS

Literary essays

Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Literary studies: from c 1900 -

Literary studies: general

Literary studies: plays & playwrights

Literary studies: poetry & poets

Literary studies: post-colonial literature

Literary theory

LITERATURE & LITERARY STUDIES

LITERATURE: HISTORY & CRITICISM

Local history

London, Greater London

Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought

Marine biology

Maritime history

Marxism & Communism

Material culture

Mauritius

Media studies

Media, information & communication industries

Medical administration & management

Medical ethics & professional conduct

Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600)

Medieval European archaeology

Medieval history

Mediterranean countries

Mediterranean Sea

MEMOIRS

Memory

Mental health services

Mesopotamia

Metals technology / metallurgy

Mexico

Middle and Near Eastern archaeology

Middle East

Middle Eastern history

Middle English

Midlands

Midwifery

Migration, immigration & emigration

Military & naval ships

Military engineering

Military history

Military life & institutions

Military veterans

Mining industry

Mining technology & engineering

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

Modern period, c 1500 onwards

Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

MUSEUMS & MUSEOLOGY

MUSIC

Music industry

Musical scores, lyrics & libretti

Musicals

Napoleonic Wars

National liberation & independence, post-colonialism

Nationalism

Nature & existence of God

Naval forces & warfare

Netherlands

Network security

New Testaments

New York

North America

Northern Ireland

Northumberland (Note: including Newcastle)

Nuclear issues

Oceanography (seas)

Old Testaments

Opera

Oral history

Organization & management of education

Oriental & Indian philosophy

Oriental martial arts

Orthodox & Oriental Churches

Ottoman Empire

Oxfordshire

Painting & paintings

Palaeography (history of writing)

Palaeontology

Palestine

Peace studies & conflict resolution

Personal Christian testimony & popular inspirational works

Peru

Philippines

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy & theory of education

Philosophy of religion

Photographs: collections

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHS

Physical anthropology & ethnography

Physical geography & topography

PLAYS, PLAYSCRIPTS

POETRY

Poetry anthologies (various poets)

Poetry by individual poets

Poland

Political economy

Political leaders & leadership

Political parties

Political science & theory

Political structure & processes

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge

Popular culture

Portugal

Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000

Pottery, ceramics & glass crafts

Prayers & liturgical material

Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design

Pregnancy, birth & baby care

Prehistoric archaeology

Prehistory

Professional interior design

PROSE: NON-FICTION

Protestantism & Protestant Churches

Psychiatry

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology: emotions

Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc

Publishing industry

Radio

Radio & television industry

Reference works

Regional & national history

Regional geography

Regional government

Regional studies

Rehabilitation of offenders

RELIGION & BELIEFS

Religion: general

Religious buildings

Religious instruction

Religious issues & debates

Renaissance art

Reproductive medicine

Republic of South Africa

Residential buildings, domestic buildings

Revolutionary groups & movements

Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions

Riding, showjumping & horsemanship

Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church

Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages

Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)

Rural communities

Russia

Russian

Sacred texts

Sanitary & municipal engineering

Sanskrit

Satanism & demonology

SCIENCE: GENERAL ISSUES

Scotland

Sculpture

Second World War

Second World War, 1939-1945

Semantics

Semitic languages

Shakespeare studies & criticism

Shipbuilding industry

Shipping industries

Short stories

Slavery & abolition of slavery

Social & cultural anthropology

Social & cultural history

Social & political philosophy

Social classes

Social groups

Social impact of environmental issues

Social theory

Social, group or collective psychology

SOCIETY & CULTURE: GENERAL

SOCIETY & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Sociolinguistics

Sociology

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

Sociology: customs & traditions

Sociology: work & labour

Somerset (Note: including Bristol)

South America

South Australia

South East Asia

South West England

Spain

Spanish

Spanish Civil War

Spirituality & religious experience

Street theatre

Sumerian

Sweden

Swimming & diving

Syria

Systems of law

Teaching of a specific subject

Technical design

Television

Tennis

Textile artworks

THE AMERICAS

THE ARTS: GENERAL ISSUES

The Cold War

The Commonwealth

The Early Church

THE ENVIRONMENT

The Holocaust

The Koran

The self, ego, identity, personality

Theatre direction & production

Theatre management

THEATRE STUDIES

Theatre: technical & background skills

Theology

Theoretical & mathematical astronomy

Theory of architecture

Theory of music & musicology

Tourism industry

Trains & railways: general interest

Translation & interpretation

Travel maps

Travel writing

TRUE STORIES

Turkey

Turkmenistan

United Kingdom, Great Britain

Universities

Urban communities

USA

Wales

War & defence operations

WARFARE & DEFENCE

Water supply & treatment

West Africa

West Indies

Western .classical. music

Western & Pacific Coast states

Western Continental Europe

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600

Witchcraft

Worship, rites & ceremonies

Writing systems, alphabets

Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs

Yemen

Yugoslavia & former Yugoslavia

Zoology: Invertebrates

Zoology: Mammals

Zoroastrianism

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