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BISAC Subject Headings List, Humor
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 Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2015 Edition.


Use subjects in this section only for individual works of humor or for collections of humor.  Critical works should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Humor" and any other subjects needed in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the HUMOR section).

Subjects containing the subheading "Form" and subjects containing the subheading "Topic" may both be assigned to the same work as needed.

HUM000000 HUMOR / General

HUM015000 HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations

HUM001000 HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons

HUM003000 HUMOR / Form / Essays

HUM004000 HUMOR / Form / Jokes & Riddles

HUM005000 HUMOR / Form / Limericks & Verse

HUM007000 HUMOR / Form / Parodies

HUM017000 HUMOR / Form / Pictorial

HUM018000 HUMOR / Form / Puns & Word Play

HUM016000 HUMOR / Form / Trivia

HUM008000 HUMOR / Topic / Adult

HUM009000 HUMOR / Topic / Animals

HUM010000 HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional

HUM019000 HUMOR / Topic / Language

HUM011000 HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family

HUM006000 HUMOR / Topic / Political

HUM012000 HUMOR / Topic / Relationships

HUM014000 HUMOR / Topic / Religion

HUM013000 HUMOR / Topic / Sports

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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