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BISAC Subject Headings List, House and Home
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If you can't find the code you're looking for please go back and review other Major Subjects to find an alternate code or use our Contact Form to suggest revisions to the next version of the list.

Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2016 Edition.


Use subjects in this section for works aimed at nonprofessionals.  For historical works and/or works aimed at architects or design professionals, use subjects in the ARCHITECTURE section.  For works concerning the technical or trade aspects of construction, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction".

Use "HOUSE & HOME / Woodworking" for works dealing mainly with large-scale household projects and use "CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Woodwork" for works on small-scale woodworking aimed at hobbyists.

HOM000000 HOUSE & HOME / General

HOM019000 HOUSE & HOME / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing

                     HOUSE & HOME / Contracting see TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Contracting

HOM003000 HOUSE & HOME / Decorating

HOM004000 HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction

HOM005000 HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General

HOM001000 HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry

HOM006000 HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Electrical

HOM012000 HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Masonry

HOM014000 HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself / Plumbing

HOM020000 HOUSE & HOME / Equipment, Appliances & Supplies

                     HOUSE & HOME / Estimating see TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Estimating

HOM008000 HOUSE & HOME / Furniture

HOM009000 HOUSE & HOME / Hand Tools

HOM011000 HOUSE & HOME / House Plans

HOM013000 HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas

HOM015000 HOUSE & HOME / Power Tools

HOM016000 HOUSE & HOME / Reference

HOM017000 HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation

HOM010000 HOUSE & HOME / Repair

HOM021000 HOUSE & HOME / Security

HOM023000 HOUSE & HOME / Small Spaces

HOM022000 HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living

HOM018000 HOUSE & HOME / Woodworking

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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