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NLM Classification 2016: Worldwide source of medical library classification

WA

Public Health



  • Classify works on public health nursing in WY 108.
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      WA 1-106 Reference Works. General Works
      WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
      WA 250-295 Accident and Injury Prevention. Disasters
      WA 300-395 Health Problems of Special Population Groups
      WA 400-495 Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene
      WA 525-590 Health Administration and Organization
      WA 670-847 Sanitation. Environmental Control
          WA 670-674 General Sanitation and Environmental Control
          WA 675-690 Water
          WA 695-722 Food. Food Safety
          WA 730-744 Drugs. Cosmetics
          WA 750-776 Air. Noise
          WA 778-790 Waste
          WA 795-830 Housing. Buildings. Public Facilities
          WA 840-847 Mortuary Practice
      WA 900-950 Statistics. Surveys


    Reference Works. General Works

     
    WA 1
    Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
    Includes membership lists issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WA 22. Classify annual reports, journals, etc. in W1. For academies and institutes, see WA 23-24.
     
    WA 4
    Works on general hygiene
    Classify works on personal hygiene only in QT 180-275.
     
    Collected works (General)
    WA 5
    By several authors
    WA 7
    By individual authors
     
    WA 9
    Addresses. Essays. Lectures (General)
     
    WA 11
    History (Table G)
    WA 11.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 13
    Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
     
    WA 15
    Classification. Terminology
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
     
    WA 16
    Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table G)
    Use for serials only; for monographs, use WA 900.
    WA 16.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
    Use for serials only; for monographs, use WA 900.
     
    WA 17
    Atlases. Pictorial works
     
    WA 18
    Education
    Classify here works about education.
     
    WA 18.2
    Educational materials
    (Used for both 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.
     
    WA 19
    Schools, departments, and faculties of public health (Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
    Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, college catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.
    WA 19.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
     
    WA 20.5
    Research (General)
    Classify here works about research in general. Classify research limited to a particular subject with the subject.
     
    WA 21
    Public health as a profession. Ethics. Peer review
     
    WA 22
    Directories (Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
    WA 22.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
     
    Laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.
    WA 23
    Collective
    WA 24
    Individual (Cutter from name of institution)
     
    WA 25
    Laboratory manuals. Technique
     
    WA 26
    Equipment and supplies
    Classify catalogs in W 26. Classify works on safety equipment in general in WA 260; on industrial safety equipment in WA 485.
     
    WA 26.5
    Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers (General)
    Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.
     
    Museums, exhibitions, etc.
    WA 27
    Collective
    WA 28
    Individual (Cutter from name of museum or exhibit) (Table G)
     
    WA 30
    Socioeconomic and environmental factors in public health (General)
    Classify works on rural health and hygiene in WA 390; on urban health and hygiene in WA 380.
    WA 30.5
    Environmental medicine. Environmental illness
    WA 31
    Social medicine. Medical sociology
     
    WA 32
    Laws (Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
    Classify pure food laws in WA 697.
    WA 32.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
    WA 33
    Discussion of law (Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
    WA 33.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
     
    WA 39
    Handbooks. Resource guides
    (Used for both monographs and serials)
     
    WA 54
    Registration and certification of the dead
     
    WA 55
    Registration of notifiable diseases
     
    WA 100
    General works
     
    WA 105
    Epidemiology
    Classify works on the specialty and on the specialty and methods here. Classify works on epidemiologic methods alone in WA 950. Classify statistics in WA 900.
    WA 106
    Disease reservoirs


    Preventive Medicine

     
    WA 108
    Preventive health services. Preventive medicine (General)
     
    WA 110
    Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
    Classify works on immunological aspects in QW 700; on insect control in QX 600; on other pest control in WA 240; on control of sexually transmitted diseases in WC 142.
    WA 115
    Immunization
    Classify works on public health aspects of immunization here. Classify works on immunological aspects in QW 800-815.
    WA 230
    Quarantine
    Classify material on laws in WA 32-33.
    WA 234
    Port and maritime quarantine
     
    WA 240
    Disinfection. Disinfestation. Pesticides (Including diseases caused by)
    Classify works on immunological aspects in QX 650. Classify works on ectoparasitic infestations and disinfestations in WC 900.
     
    WA 243
    Diagnostic services
    Classify works on mass chest X-ray in WF 225; on mobile health units in WX 190.
    WA 245
    Mass screening. Multiphasic screening


    Accident and Injury Prevention. Disasters

     
    WA 250
    General works
    Classify works on occupational accidents and their prevention in WA 485.
     
    WA 260
    Protective devices (General)
    Classify works on protective devices in sports and leisure activities in QT 250-261.
     
    WA 275
    Traffic accidents. Public health aspects of driving
     
    WA 288
    Accidents in the home, office, etc.
    Include works on household articles and products as causes of accidents.
     
    WA 289
    Consumer protection and product safety (General)
     
    WA 290
    Emergency responders
    Classify here works on all types of emergency responders. Classify works on services provided by emergency medical technicians alone at WX 215.
     
    WA 292
    First aid in illness and injury
    (e.g., Bandaging. Minor injuries)
    Classify works on resuscitation in anesthesiology in WO 250; on resuscitation of the newborn in WQ 450. Classify military first aid manuals in UH 396. Classify works on wilderness medicine in WB 107.
     
    WA 295
    Disasters. Disaster medicine. Rescue work. Terrorism
    Works on preparedness, response, and rescue in major public health emergencies are classified here. Classify disaster planning in hospitals in WX 185. Classify hospital emergency service in WX 215.


    Health Problems of Special Population Groups

     
    WA 300
    Health issues of special population groups (Table G)
    Classify general works on diseases generally associated with particular ethnic groups in WB 720. Include here works on particular groups not elsewhere classified.
    WA 300.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 305
    Mental health of special population groups (Table G)
    Classify works on particular diseases in WM. Cf. WM 105 for general works on mental health.
    WA 305.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 306
    Men's health
     
    WA 308
    Family health
    Cf. W 89 Family practice as a specialty; WB 110 for works for the family doctor.
     
    WA 309
    Women's health (Table G)
    Cf. WA 491 Protection of women in the workplace.
    WA 309.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 310
    Maternal welfare. Maternal and child welfare. Maternal health services (Table G)
    WA 310.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 320
    Child welfare. Child health services (Table G)
    WA 320.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 325
    Child abuse
    Classify works on the psychological effect on the child at WS 350, etc.; on adult survivors of child abuse at WM 167.
     
    WA 330
    Adolescent health services
     
    WA 350
    School health and hygiene services. School dental health services
    Classify works on diseases of school children in WS. Cf. WU 113 for dental hygiene.
    WA 351
    Universities and colleges
     
    WA 352
    School mental health services
    Classify works on diseases in WM.
    WA 353
    Universities and colleges
     
    WA 360
    Veterans health
     
    WA 380
    Urban health and hygiene
    Cf. WA 546 Local health administration.
     
    WA 390
    Rural health and hygiene
    Classify agricultural workers' diseases in WA 400.
     
    WA 395
    Health in developing countries (General)
    Classify works on public health in specific countries or regions in WA 300.


    Occupational Medicine, Health, and Hygiene

     
    WA 400
    General works (including occupational diseases)
    Classify works on particular diseases by system, etc. Cf. WF 405 Tuberculosis in the workplace; WR 600 Occupational dermatitis; WW 505 Occupational ophthalmology. For specific non-industrial occupations see WA 487.5.
     
    WA 412
    Medical and dental services
     
    WA 420
    Violence in the workplace (General or not elsewhere classified)
    Classify violence in health facilities at WX 185.
     
    WA 440
    Prevention and control of occupational diseases
    WA 450
    Air quality in the workplace
    WA 465
    Industrial poisons and poisoning (General)
    Classify works on toxicology of chemicals with no industrial health emphasis and on specific chemicals in QV 600-662; or if pesticides in WA 240.
    WA 470
    Illumination. Noise. Radiation. Vibration
    WA 475
    Occupational fatigue
    Classify works on mental fatigue only in WA 495.
     
    WA 485
    Occupational accidents and injuries. Safety equipment (General or not elsewhere classified)
    Classify works on particular injuries by system.
    WA 487
    Accidents and injuries in professional work
    Use only for works on professions not ordinarily considered industrial. Classify works on particular injuries by system.
    WA 487.5
    By occupation, A-Z
    WA 487.5.A78
    Artists
    WA 487.5.D4
    Dancers
    WA 487.5.E6
    Emergency responders
    WA 487.5.F4
    Firefighters
    WA 487.5.H4
    Health Personnel
     
    WA 491
    Women's occupational health
    Cf. WA 309 Women's health.
     
    WA 495
    Occupational mental health and mental health services


    Health Administration and Organization

     
    WA 525
    General works
     
    WA 530
    International health administration (Table G)
    WA 530.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 540
    National and state health administration (Table G)
    WA 540.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 541
    Regional health planning (Table G)
    WA 541.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 546
    Local health administration. Community health services (Table G)
    WA 546.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 550
    Family planning services (Table G)
    WA 550.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 590
    Health education. Health communication
    Classify here works on informal health education (community, radio, etc.). Classify works on study and teaching of public health in WA 18; classify teachers' manuals on hygiene in QT 200.


    Sanitation. Environmental Control


    General Sanitation and Environmental Control

     
    WA 670
    General works
     
    WA 671
    Sanitary engineering. Environmental control (General)
    Classify works on extraterrestrial environment in WD 758; on sealed cabin ecology in WD 756.
     
    WA 672
    Inspection. Surveys (Table G)
    Classify works on inspection in particular areas by subject.
    WA 672.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 674
    Military hygiene


    Water

     
    WA 675
    Water. Water supply. Sources
    Include works on sanitary aspects of ice and ice making here.
    WA 686
    Analysis
    Cf. QW 80 Water microbiology.
    WA 687
    Saline water conversion
    WA 689
    Pollution
    Classify works on radioactive pollution in WN 615; general works on industrial seawater pollution in WA 788; on pollution of bathing beaches in WA 820.
    WA 690
    Purification


    Food. Food Safety

     
    WA 695
    Food. Food supply. Food inspection
    WA 697
    Pure food laws
    Classify here food and drug laws discussed together. Classify works on drug laws alone in QV 32-33.
    WA 701
    Adulteration and contamination
    Classify works on radioactive contamination in WN 612.
    WA 703
    Fresh foods (Vegetables. Fruits. Eggs. Fish)
    WA 707
    Meat and poultry inspection
    WA 710
    Preserved foods (canned, dried, frozen, salted, smoked, etc.)
    WA 712
    Food additives
    WA 715
    Milk. Milk supply. Dairy products
    WA 716
    Analysis
    WA 719
    Pasteurization
    WA 722
    Fats. Oils. Margarine


    Drugs. Cosmetics

     
    WA 730
    Drugs. Drug adulteration and contamination. Pharmacies
    Classify here works on refrigeration of biological products. Classify works on fraud in QV 773; on drug legislation in QV 32-33.
     
    WA 744
    Cosmetics. Barber shops. Beauty salons


    Air. Noise

     
    WA 750
    Air sanitation and hygiene
    WA 754
    Pollution and pollutants
    Cf. QW 82 Air microbiology; WA 450 Industrial pollution. Classify works on radioactive pollutions and pollutants in WN 615. Classify works on agents used extensively in biochemistry or pharmacology in QU or QV.
    WA 770
    Ventilating. Heating
    WA 774
    Air conditioning
    WA 776
    Noise and noise abatement


    Waste

     
    WA 778
    Waste products. Waste disposal
    WA 780
    Refuse and garbage disposal
    WA 785
    Sewage disposal. Soil pollution
    Classify works on radioactive pollution and pollutants in WN 615.
     
    WA 788
    Hazardous waste. Industrial waste (including radioactive waste)
    Cf. WN 650 for general works on radiation safety.
     
    WA 790
    Medical waste. Dental waste


    Housing. Buildings. Public Facilities

     
    WA 795
    Housing
     
    WA 799
    Public buildings. Restaurants
     
    WA 810
    Public transportation
     
    WA 820
    Bathing beaches. Public baths. Swimming pools
     
    WA 830
    Toilet facilities


    Mortuary Practice

     
    WA 840
    Mortuary practice
    WA 844
    Embalming
    WA 846
    Burial. Cemeteries
    WA 847
    Cremation


    Statistics. Surveys

     
    WA 900
    Public health statistics (including narrative reports on health conditions and health surveys) (Table G)
    Classify mortality statistics here. Classify works on nutrition surveys in QU 146-146.1. Classify works on health care surveys in W 84.3; Classify works on dental surveys in WU 30.
    WA 900.1
    General coverage (Not Table G)
     
    WA 950
    Theory or methods of medical statistics. Epidemiologic methods
    Classify works on biometry in its broader sense in QH 323.5.