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  • Classify works on geriatric nursing in WY 152.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WT 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WT 23-24.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works

Cf. QZ 17 for tissue pathology of disease.


Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Schools, departments, and faculties of geriatrics (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Geriatrics as a profession. Ethics. Peer review

Directories (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

Laboratory manuals. Technique

Equipment and supplies

Classify catalogs in W 26.

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

Collective hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, old age homes, etc. (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Individual hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, old age homes, etc. (Cutter from name of hospital) (Table-G)

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Senior centers, day care centers and programs (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Socioeconomic factors (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Health services

Classify works on nursing care only in WY 152.


Classify works on health insurance for the aged outside of the United States in W 100-275.

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

General works

Classify works on both the specialty and geriatric diseases here. Classify works on the specialty alone in WT 21. Classify works on specific diseases with the disease in other schedules; on nursing of specific diseases in WY 152; on anesthesia in WO 445; on surgery in WO 950.

Aged. Health status. Life style (General or not elsewhere classified)


Classify works on aging tissue here. Classify works on the aging organ or system with the organ or system.

Nutritional requirements. Nutrition disorders

Longevity. Life expectancy. Death

Popular works (General)

Include here autobiographical case histories. Classify popular works on a particular subject by subject.

Physical examination. Diagnosis. Diagnostic methods. Monitoring

Classify works on diagnosis of a specific disease with the disease. Classify general diagnostic imaging in WN 180. Classify specific imaging techniques with the technique.

Geriatric psychology. Mental health

Classify works on geriatric psychiatry in WT 150.

Geriatric psychiatry. Mental disorders

Classify works on specific disorders with the disorder; on geriatric psychology in WT 145.


Behavior therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy

Socioenvironmental therapy

Sensory art therapies

Dementia. Alzheimer disease

Classify here works on dementia or Alzheimer disease in the aged. Classify general works on dementia in WM 220.





Prevention and control

Psychosocial aspects

Geriatric therapeutics (General or not elsewhere classified)

Chronic disease in the aged

Classify general works on chronic disease in QZ 185; in children, WS 210.