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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 2019 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 & Wordplay

HUM016000   HUMOR / Form / Trivia

HUM008000   HUMOR / Topic / Adult

HUM009000   HUMOR / Topic / Animals

HUM010000   HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional

HUM020000   HUMOR / Topic / Celebrity & Popular Culture

HUM021000   HUMOR / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

HUM022000   HUMOR / Topic / History

HUM023000   HUMOR / Topic / Internet & Social Media

HUM019000   HUMOR / Topic / Language

HUM024000   HUMOR / Topic / LGBT

HUM011000   HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family

HUM012000   HUMOR / Topic / Men, Women & Relationships

HUM006000   HUMOR / Topic / Politics

HUM014000   HUMOR / Topic / Religion

HUM025000   HUMOR / Topic / School & Education

HUM013000   HUMOR / Topic / Sports

HUM026000   HUMOR / Topic / Travel

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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