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BISAC Subject Headings List, Study Aids

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If you need more information on how to select a BISAC code go to our, we have a page that walks you through the process. 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 Suggestion 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 2019 Edition.


Use subjects in this section for works on the tests (or types of tests) listed, for study aids about the topics listed, for works of the type listed, or for works written to help an individual select an institute of higher education and finance his or her education.  For general works about studying, use "STUDY AIDS / Study & Test-Taking Skills".

Subjects in this section may be used with those in other sections for study aids on topics not found in this section, but it is recommended that topical subjects be assigned first: for example, a work about studying for an advanced placement test in calculus could be assigned "MATHEMATICS / Calculus" and "STUDY AIDS / Advanced Placement".

STU000000     STUDY AIDS / General

STU001000     STUDY AIDS / ACT

STU002000     STUDY AIDS / Advanced Placement

STU003000     STUDY AIDS / Armed Forces (incl. ASVAB)

STU034000     STUDY AIDS / Bar Exam

STU004000     STUDY AIDS / Book Notes (see also JUVENILE NONFICTION / Study Aids / Book Notes or YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Study Aids / Book Notes)

STU006000     STUDY AIDS / Citizenship

STU007000     STUDY AIDS / Civil Service

STU008000     STUDY AIDS / CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)

STU009000     STUDY AIDS / College Entrance

STU010000     STUDY AIDS / College Guides

STU011000     STUDY AIDS / CPA (Certified Public Accountant)

STU028000     STUDY AIDS / English Proficiency (incl. TOEFL & IELTS)

STU031000     STUDY AIDS / Financial Aid

STU013000     STUDY AIDS / GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

STU015000     STUDY AIDS / Graduate School Guides

STU016000     STUDY AIDS / GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

STU025000     STUDY AIDS / High School Entrance

STU012000     STUDY AIDS / High School Equivalency (incl. GED & TASC)

STU017000     STUDY AIDS / LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

STU018000     STUDY AIDS / MAT (Miller Analogies Test)

STU032000     STUDY AIDS / MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

                      STUDY AIDS / Medical Certification & Licensing see MEDICAL / Test Preparation & Review


STU021000     STUDY AIDS / Professional

STU033000     STUDY AIDS / PSAT & NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

STU022000     STUDY AIDS / Regents

STU024000     STUDY AIDS / SAT

                      STUDY AIDS / Scholarships & Loans see Financial Aid

STU036000     STUDY AIDS / Study & Test-Taking Skills

STU026000     STUDY AIDS / Study Guides

STU019000     STUDY AIDS / Teacher Certification (incl. Praxis)

STU027000     STUDY AIDS / Tests (Other)

STU037000     STUDY AIDS / USMLE (United States Medical Licensure Examination)

STU029000     STUDY AIDS / Vocational

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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