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German Studies: LC Call Numbers for German Studies

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LC Call Numbers for German and Germanic Languages: Finding Books in the Library

P501-769 Indo-European (Indo-Germanic) philology

PD1-(7159) Germanic

  • PD1-780 General
  • PD1001-1350 Old Germanic dialects
  • PD1101-1211 Gothic

PD1501-(7159) North Germanic. Scandinavian

  • PD2201-2393 Old Norse. Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian
  • PD2401-2446 Modern Icelandic
  • PD(2501)-2999 Norwegian
  • PD3001-3929 Danish
  • PD5001-5929 Swedish
  • PD(6000)-(7159) Scandinavian dialects, Modern


PF1-5999 West Germanic

  • PF1-979 Dutch
  • PF1001-1184 Flemish
  • PF1401-1541 Friesian

PF3001-5999 German

  • PF3801-3991 Old High German
  • PF3992-4010 Old Saxon
  • PF4043-(4350) Middle High German
  • PF(4501)-(4596) Early Modern German
  • PF5000-5951 Dialects. Provincialism, etc.
  • PF5971-5999 Slang. Argot, etc. 

LC Call Numbers for German Literature and Writings of the German-speaking World

PQ1-3999 French literature

  • PQ1-771 History and criticism
  • PQ1-150 General
  • PQ151-221 Medieval. Old French
  • PQ226-310 Modern
  • PQ400-491 Poetry
  • PQ500-591 Drama
  • PQ601-771 Prose and prose fiction
  • PQ(781)-841) Folk literature
  • PQ845 Juvenile literature
  • PQ1100-1297 Collections
  • PQ1100-1145 General
  • PQ1160-1193 Poetry
  • PQ1211-1241 Drama
  • PQ1243-1297 Prose
  • PQ1300-1595 Old French literature:
    • Encompasses Old French literature to ca. 1500/1550
  • PQ1300-1391 Collections:
    • Individual authors and works
  • PQ1411-1545 To 1350/1400
  • PQ1551-1595 (14th-) 15th century (to ca. 1525)
  • PQ1600-2726 Modern literature
    • Individual authors
  • PQ1600-1709 16th century
  • PQ1710-1935 17th century
  • PQ1947-2147 18th century
  • PQ2149-2551 19th century
  • PQ2600-2651 1900-1960
  • PQ2660-2686 1961-2000
  • PQ2700-2726 2001-
  • PQ3800-3999 Provincial, local, colonial, etc. -- This area includes Francophone literature around the world.