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BISAC Subject Headings List, Biography and Autobiography

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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

BIO000000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

BIO023000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / African American & Black see Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black

BIO001000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers

BIO034000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Aviation & Nautical

BIO003000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians see Music

BIO024000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws

BIO029000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary

BIO002000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General

BIO002010    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black

BIO002020    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Asian & Asian American

BIO002030    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Hispanic & Latino

BIO028000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Native American & Aboriginal

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Doctors see Medical (incl. Patients)

BIO025000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers

BIO019000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Educators

BIO005000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts

BIO030000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Famous see Rich & Famous

BIO035000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Fashion

BIO036000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Fire & Emergency Services

BIO006000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical

BIO037000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Jewish

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Judges see Lawyers & Judges

BIO027000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Law Enforcement

BIO020000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges

BIO031000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT

BIO007000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures

BIO017000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients)

BIO008000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

BIO004000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Music

                    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans see Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Native American & Aboriginal

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Nurses see Medical (incl. Patients)

BIO033000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People with Disabilities

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Performing Arts see Entertainment & Performing Arts

BIO026000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

BIO009000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Philosophers

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Photographers see Artists, Architects, Photographers

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Physicians see Medical (incl. Patients)

BIO010000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political

BIO011000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Psychologists see Social Scientists & Psychologists

BIO012000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Reference

BIO018000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious

BIO013000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous

BIO014000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty

BIO015000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology

BIO032000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists

BIO021000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists

BIO016000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Surgeons see Medical (incl. Patients)

 BIO038000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Survival

                     BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Teachers see Educators

BIO022000    BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women

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

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2019, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this list or any attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.

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