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Categories beginning with the letter A

Abnormal psychology

Academic & specialist libraries


Accident & emergency medicine

Accident & emergency nursing


Accounting law

Accounting software

Accounting: study & revision guides

Acoustic & sound engineering

Acquisitions & collection development

Acting techniques

Active outdoor pursuits

Addiction & therapy

Admissions procedures


Adoption & fostering

Adult & contemporary romance

Adult education, continuous learning

Adult literacy guides & handbooks

Adult numeracy guides & handbooks


Adventure holidays

Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)


Advertising & society

Advertising industry

Advertising, marketing & sponsorship law

Advice on careers & achieving success

Advice on education

Advice on parenting


Aerial photography


Aerospace & air transport industries

Aerospace & aviation technology

Afghan War

African history

Age groups

Age groups: adolescents

Age groups: adults

Age groups: children

Age groups: the elderly

Agency law

Agile programming

Agnosticism & atheism

Agricultural economics

Agricultural engineering & machinery

Agricultural law

Agricultural science

Agriculture & farming

Agriculture & related industries

Agronomy & crop production

Aid & relief programmes

Air forces & warfare

Air sports & recreations

Aircraft: general interest


Alcoholic beverages

Alexander technique


Algebraic geometry

Algebraic topology

Algorithms & data structures



Alternative & renewable energy industries

Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology

Alternative belief systems

Alternative lifestyles

AlzheimerÍs & dementia

Ambient & New Age music

Ambulance & rescue services

American Civil War

American football

American War of Independence



Analytic geometry

Analytic topology

Analytical & Jungian psychology

Analytical chemistry

Analytical mechanics

Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism



Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology

Ancient Greek religion & mythology

Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Ancient religions & mythologies

Anglican & Episcopalian Churches, Church of England

Animal behaviour

Animal breeding

Animal ecology

Animal husbandry

Animal law

Animal pathology & diseases

Animal physiology

Animal reproduction

Animal spectacles

Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc)

Animals & society

Animated films

Annuals (Children's / Teenage)

Anthologies (Children's / Teenage)

Anthologies (non-poetry)


Antique clocks, watches, musical boxes & automata

Antique furniture / furniture collecting

Antiques & collectables

Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter

Antiques & collectables: buyer's guides

Antiques & collectables: carpets, rugs & textiles

Antiques & collectables: ceramics & glass

Antiques & collectables: gold & silver (other than jewellery)

Antiques & collectables: jewellery

Antiques & collectables: pictures, prints & maps

Antiques & collectables: scientific & musical instruments

Antiques & collectables: toys, games & models

Apiculture (beekeeping)

Applied ecology

Applied linguistics for ELT

Applied mathematics

Applied optics

Applied physics

Aquaculture & fish-farming: practice & techniques


Arbitration, mediation & alternative dispute resolution

Archaeological science, methodology & techniques

Archaeological theory


Archaeology by period / region


Architectural structure & design


Architecture: professional practice

Archiving, preservation & digitisationæ

Arid zones, deserts

Armaments industries

Armed conflict

Arms negotiation & control

Arms trade

Aromatherapy & essential oils

Art & design styles: Abstract Expressionism

Art & design styles: Art Deco

Art & design styles: Art Nouveau

Art & design styles: Arts & Crafts style

Art & design styles: Baroque

Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960

Art & design styles: Classicism

Art & design styles: Conceptual art

Art & design styles: Cubism

Art & design styles: Expressionism

Art & design styles: from c 1960

Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

Art & design styles: Mannerism

Art & design styles: Minimalism

Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus

Art & design styles: Pop art

Art & design styles: Postmodernism

Art & design styles: Pre-Raphaelite art

Art & design styles: Romanticism

Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada

Art forms

Art of indigenous peoples

Art styles not defined by date

Art techniques & principles

Art treatments & subjects

Art: financial aspects

Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage)

Artificial intelligence

Asian history

Aspect programming / AOP

Aspects of religion (non-Christian)

Assembly languages

Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem

Astral projection & out-of-body experiences



Astronomical charts & atlases

Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods

Astronomy, space & time


Asylum law

Athletics & gymnastics (Children's / Teenage)

Atlases & maps (ChildrenÍs/Teenage)

Atmospheric physics

Atomic & molecular physics

Audio processing

Audiology & otology

Australasian & Pacific history

Australian Rules football

Autism & AspergerÍs Syndrome

Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Autobiography: business & industry

Autobiography: general

Autobiography: historical, political & military

Autobiography: literary

Autobiography: religious & spiritual

Autobiography: royalty

Autobiography: science, technology & medicine

Autobiography: sport

Automatic control engineering

Automotive (motor mechanic) skills

Automotive technology & trades

Aviation & space medicine

Aviation law

Aviation manufacturing industry

Aviation skills / piloting

Ayurvedic therapies