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Portal Classification
This page helps editors to understand the Library of Congress Classification as it is used on Wikisource.

An adapted version of the Library of Congress Classifiaction system (LCCS) is used to classify all portals on Wikisource. It is made up of 2-3 letters and a number (although the number is not currently used on Wikisource and can be ignored).

Why use this classification system?[edit]

This system is intended to make navigation within the portal space as simple as possible using a reliable and recognised classification system.

What is the source of this system?[edit]

The Library of Congress Classification system is used to organise and provide structure for the portal space on Wikisource. Wikisource actually uses a version of the LCCS that has been adapted to fit the needs of Wikisource. This system has more classes and subclasses but does not currently use the number.

For more information about this, and how it was adapted to Wikisource, please see: Wikisource:Portal classification system adaptation

What is the format[edit]

The classification takes the form of a 2-3 letter code, or "call number," made of a class and a subclass. The full list of possible classifications are listed below under The subclass. These are repeated at Portal:Index, except for the Law subclasses which are listed separately at Portal:Law/Subclasses.

An example of a classification/call number would be HVB for Criminiology.

The class[edit]

The first step in classifying a portal is to select the class. The following table shows all of the classes as they are used on Wikisource, with some notes to explain their usage. The corresponding letter forms the first part of the call number, which completes the class parameter of the {{portal header}}.

The Classes
Class Title Notes LCCS Outline
Class A General Works LCCS Class A
Topics mostly covering collected works such as newspapers, periodicals and encyclopedias.
Class B Philosophy, Psychology and Religion LCCS Class B
Topics about thoughts, beliefs and the human mind.
Class C Sciences of History LCCS Class C
Topics about history and the study of history but not actually history itself.
Class D World History LCCS Class D
The history of everywhere apart from the Americas.
Class E States of the United States Liberally adpated from LCCS LCCS Class E
The individual states of the USA and other regional areas.
Class F American History LCCS Class F
The history of the Americas, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America etc.
Class G Geography, Anthropology and Recreation LCCS Class G
Topics about people and places.
Class H Social Sciences LCCS Class H
Topics about sociology and society.
Class I Texts by Country Unique to Wikisource n/a
Nations and places within those nations (including states, counties, cities etc).
Class J Political Science LCCS Class J
Topics about politics, political theory and political organisations.
Class K Law LCCS Class K
Topics about constitutions, legislation and legal systems.
Class L Education LCCS Class L
Topics about education, educational establishments and materials.
Class M Music LCCS Class M
Topics about music and the study of music.
Class N Fine arts LCCS Class N
Topics about art and the study of art.
Class P Language and Literature LCCS Class P
Topics about the languages of the world and their literature.
Class Q Science LCCS Class Q
Topics about science.
Class R Medicine LCCS Class R
Topics about medicine and health.
Class S Agriculture LCCS Class S
Topics about farming, crops, animals and hunting.
Class T Technology LCCS Class T
Topics about technology and engineering
Class U Military Science LCCS Class U
Topics about warfare, armies and military equipment.
Class V Naval Science LCCS Class V
Topics about navies, both military and civilian, and nautical subjects.
Class X Wikisource Unique to Wikisource n/a
Topics about Wikisource itself and anything Wikisource specific.
NB: This class can be used for anything that does not fit anywhere in the other classes.
Class Z Bibliography and Library Science LCCS Class Z
Topics about books, publishing and libraries.

The subclass[edit]

The second step in classifying a portal is to select the subclass. Each class has a different number of subclasses, using different combinations of letters. All call numbers require a subclass component. Portals should not be coded directly into a class without a subclass. The corresponding letters form the second and, sometimes, the third part of the call number. In the {{portal header}}, the first letter completes the subclass1 parameter and the second letter completes the subclass2 parameter.

This table shows all of the subclasses for each class (followed with their call numbers in brackets). Where an asterix is used in the call number, it means that the character needs to be included with a non-alphabetic character.

The Subclasses
Class List of subclasses
Class A: General works Collective works (AC), Collections (ACA), Series (ACB), Encyclopedias (AE), Dictionaries and General Reference (AG), Reference Works (AGA), Indexes (AI), Museums (AM), Collectors and Collecting (AMA), Newspapers (AN), Periodicals (AP), Academies and learned societies (AS), Yearbooks (AY), Almanacs (AYA), Directories (AYB), History of Scholarship and Learning (AZ), The Humanities (AZA)
Class B: Philosophy, Psychology and Religion General Philosophy (B*), Logic (BC), Speculative Philosophy (BD), Psychology (BF), Aesthetics (BH), Ethics (BJ), Religions (BL), Mythology (BLA), Rationalism (BLB), Judaism (BM), Islam (BP), Bahaism (BPA), Theosophy (BPB), Buddhism (BQ), Christianity (BR), The Bible (BS), Doctrinal Theology (BT), Practical Theology (BV), Christian Denominations (BX)
Class C: Sciences of History History Of Civilization (CB), Archaeology (CC), Diplomatics (CD), Archives (CDA), Seals (CDB), Technical Chronology and Calendar (CE), Numismatics (CJ), Inscriptions and Epigraphy (CN), Heraldry (CR), Genealogy (CS), Biography (CT)
Class D: World History General History (D*), History of Great Britain (DA), History of Central Europe (DAW), History of Austria (DB), History of Liechtenstein (DBA), History of Hungary (DBB), History of Czechoslovakia (DBC), History of France (DC), History of Andorra (DCA), History of Monaco (DCB), History of Germany (DD), History of the Greco-Roman World (DE), History of Greece (DF), History of Italy (DG), History of Malta (DGA), History of the Low Countries (DH), History of the Netherlands (DJ), History of Eastern Europe (DK), History of Russia (DK), History of the Soviet Union (DKA), History of the Former Soviet Republics (DKB), History of Poland (DKC), History of Northern Europe (DL), History of Scandinavia (DLA), History of Spain (DP), History of Portugal (DPA), History of Switzerland (DQ), History of the Balkan Peninsula (DR), History of Asia (DS), History of Africa (DT), History of Oceania (DU), History of the Romanies (DX)
Class E: States of the United States No subclasses
Class F: American History No subclasses
Class G: Geography, Anthropology and Recreation General Geography (G*), Atlases and Maps (G*A), Mathematical Geography (GA), Cartography (GAA), Physical Geography (GB), Oceanography (GC), Environmental Sciences (GE), Human Ecology (GF), Anthropogeography (GFA), Anthropology (GN), Folklore (GR), Manners and Customs (GT), Recreation and Leisure (GV)
Class H: Social Sciences General Social Sciences (H*), Statistics (HA), Economic Theory (HB), Demography (HBA), Economic History and Conditions (HC), Industries (HD), Land Use (HDA), Labor (HDB), Transportation and Communications (HE), Commerce (HF), Finance (HG), Public Finance (HJ), General Sociology (HM), Social History (HN), Social Problems (HNA), Social Reform (HNB), The Family (HQ), Marriage (HQA), Women (HQB), Societies (HS), Communities (HT), Classes (HTA), Races (HTB), Social Pathology (HV), Social and Public Welfare (HVA), Criminology (HVB), Socialism (HX), Communism (HXA), Anarchism (HXB)
Class I: Texts by Country Counties (IC), Nations (IN), Regions (IR), States (IS), Towns and Cities (IT), Villages (IV)
Class J: Political Science General Legislative and Executive Papers (J*), General Political Science (JA), Political Theory (JC), Political Institutions and Public Administration (JF), Political Institutions and Public Administration of North America (JJ), Political Institutions and Public Administration the United States (JK), Political Institutions and Public Administration of America (JL), Political Institutions and Public Administration of Europe (JN), Political Institutions and Public Administration of the World (JQ), Local Government (JS), Municipal Government (JSA), Colonies and Colonization (JV), Emigration and Immigration (JVA), International Migration (JVB), International Relations (JZ)
Class K: Law Gneral Law (KA*), Religious Law (KB*), Jewish Law (KBM), Islamic Law (KBP), History of Canon Law (KBR), Law of the Roman Catholic Church (KBU), Law of Anguilla (KCA), Law of Aruba (KCB), Law of Barbados (KCC), Law of Bonaire (KCD), Law of the British Leeward Islands (KCE), Law of the British Virgin Islands (KCF), Law of the British West Indies (KCG), Law of the British Windward Islands (KCH), Law of Dominica (KCJ), Law of the Netherlands Antilles (KCK), Law of the Dutch Windward Islands (KCL), Law of the French West Indies (KCM), Law of Grenada (KCN), Law of Guadeloupe (KCP), Law of Martinique (KCQ), Law of Montserrat (KCR), Law of Saint Kitts and Nevis (KCS), Law of Saint Lucia (KCT), Law of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (KCU), Law of Sint Eustatius (KCV), Law of Sint Maarten (KCW), Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland (KD*), Law of the United Kingdom (KDA), Law of England (KDB), Law of Scotland (KDC), Law of Wales (KDD), Law of Northern Ireland (KDE), Law of the Isle of Man and Channel Islands (KDG), Law of Ireland (KDK), History of Law in America (KDU), Organization of American States (KDV), Law of Bermuda (KDW), Law of Greenland (KDX), Law of St. Pierre and Miquelon (KDY), Law of North America (KDZ), Law of Canada (KE*), Law of Alberta (KEA), Law of British Columbia (KEB), Law of Newfoundland (KEJ), Law of the Northwest Territories (KEK), Law of Nova Scotia (KEL), Law of Manitoba (KEM), Law of New Brunswick (KEN), Law of Ontario (KEO), Law of Prince Edward Island (KEP), Law of Quebec (KEQ), Law of Saskatchewan (KES), Law of the Yukon Territory (KEY), Municipal Law of Canada (KEZ), Law of the United States (KF*), Federal Law of the United States (KFA), State Law of the United States (KFB), Municipal Law of the United States (KFX), Law of the North West Terriotry of the United States (KFY), Law of the Confederate States of America (KFZ), Law of Latin America (KG*), Law of Belize (KGA), Law of Costa Rica (KGB), Law of El Salvador (KGC), Law of Guatemala (KGD), Law of Honduras (KGE), Law of Mexico (KGF), Law of Nicaragua (KGG), Law of Panama (KGH), Law of the Panama Canal Zone (KGI), Law of the Caribbean (KGJ), Law of Antigua and Barbuda (KGK), Law of the Bahamas (KGL), Law of the Cayman Islands (KGM), Law of Cuba (KGN), Law of Curaçao (KGP), Law of Dominican Republic (KGQ), Law of the Dutch Leeward Islands (KGR), Law of Haiti (KGS), Law of Jamaica (KGT), Law of the Navassa Islands (KGU), Law of Puerto Rico (KGV), Law of Saba (KGW), Law of Trinidad and Tobago (KGX), Law of the Turks and Caicos Islands (KGY), Law of the Virgin Islands of the United States (KGZ), Law of South America (KH*), Law of Argentina (KHA), Law of Bolivia (KHC), Law of Brazil (KHD), Law of Chile (KHF), Law of Colombia (KHH), Law of Ecuador (KHK), Law of the Falkland Islands (KHL), Law of French Guiana (KHM), Law of Guyana (KHN), Law of Paraguay (KHP), Law of Peru (KHQ), Law of Surinam (KHS), Law of Uruguay (KHU), Law of Venezuela (KHW), Law of Europe (KJ*), Roman Law (KJA), History of Law in Europe (KJB), Regional comparative and uniform law of Europe (KJC), Germanic Law (KJD), Regional organization and integration of Europe (KJE), Law of Albania (KJG), Law of Andorra (KJH), Law of Austria (KJJ), Law of Belgium (KJK), Law of Bulgaria (KJM), Law of Cyprus (KJN), Law of the Czech Republic (KJP), Law of Slovakia (KJQ), Law of Denmark (KJR), Law of Finland (KJT), Law of France (KJU), National Laws of France (KJV), Regional Law of France (KJW), Law of Germany (KK*), Law of East Germany (KKA), Regional Law of Germany (KKB), Law of Greece (KKE), Law of Hungary (KKF), Law of Iceland (KKG), Law of Italy (KKH), Law of Latvia (KKI), Law of Liechtenstein (KKJ), Law of Luxembourg (KKK), Law of Monaco (KKL), Law of the Netherlands (KKM), Law of Norway (KKN), Law of Malta (KKO), Law of Poland (KKP), Law of Portugal (KKQ), Law of Romania (KKR), Law of San Marino (KKS), Law of Spain (KKT), Law of Sweden (KKV), Law of Switzerland (KKW), Law of Turkey (KKX), Law of Ukraine (KKY), Law of Yugoslavia (KKZ), History of Law in Asia (KL*), Law of Imperial and Soviet Russia (KLA), Law of Russia (KLB), Law of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (KLD), Law of Azerbaijan (KLE), Law of Belarus (KLF), Law of Estonia (KLG), Law of Georgia (country) (KLH), Law of Lithuania (KLJ), Law of Moldova (KLM), Law of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (KLN), Law of the Transcaucasian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic (KLO), Law of Ukraine (KLP), Law of the Bukhara People's Soviet Republic (KLQ), Law of Kazakhstan (KLR), Law of Kyrgyzstan (KLS), Law of Tadjikistan (KLT), Law of the Khorezm Socialist Soviet Republic (KLU), Law of Turkmenistan (KLV), Law of Uzbekistan (KLW), Law of Asia (KM*), Law of the Middle East (KMA), Law of Bahrain (KMB), Regional comparative and uniform law of the Middle East (KMC), Regional organization and integration of the Middle East (KME), Law of Armenia (KMF), Law of Palestine (KMG), Law of Iran (KMH), Law of Iraq (KMJ), Law of Israel (KMK), Law of Jerusalem (KML), Law of Jordan (KMM), Law of Kuwait (KMN), Law of Lebanon (KMP), Law of Oman (KMQ), Law of Qatar (KMS), Law of Saudi Arabia (KMT), Law of Syria (KMU), Law of the United Arab Emirates (KMV), Law of Yemen (KMX), Law of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (KMY), Law of South East Asia (KN*), Regional comparative and uniform law of South East Asia (KNC), Regional organization and integration of South East Asis (KNE), Law of Afghanistan (KNF), Law of Bangladesh (KNG), Law of Bhutan (KNH), Law of Brunei (KNK), Law of Burma (KNL), Law of Cambodia (KNM), Law of China (KNN), Law of Taiwan (KNP), Law of China (KNQ), Law of Hong Kong (KNR), Law of India (KNS), State Law of India (KNT), Municipal Law of India (KNU), Law of French Indochina (KNV), Law of Indonesia (KNW), Law of Japan (KNX), Municipal Law of Japan (KNY), Law of South Korea (KPA), Law of North Korea (KPC), Law of Laos (KPE), Law of Macao (KPF), Law of Malaysia (KPG), Law of the States of East and West Malaysia (KPH), Law of the Maldives (KPI), Law of Mongolia (KPJ), Law of Nepal (KPK), Law of Pakistan (KPL), Law of the Philippines (KPM), Law of Singapore (KPP), Law of Sri Lanka (KPS), Law of Thailand (KPT), Law of Vietnam (KPV), Law of South Vietnam (KPW), Law of Africa (KQ*), History of Law in Africa (KQA), Regional comparative and uniform law (KQC), Regional organization and integration (KQE), Law of Algeria (KQG), Law of Angola (KQH), Law of Benin (KQJ), Law of Botswana (KQK), Law of the British Central Africa Protectorate (KQM), Law of the British Indian Ocean Territory (KQP), Law of British Somaliland (KQQ), Law of Burkina Faso (KQT), Law of Burundi (KQV), Law of Cameroon (KQW), Law of Cape Verde (KQX), Law of the Central African Republic (KRB), Law of Chad (KRC), Law of Comoros (KRE), Law of Congo (KRG), Law of Djibouti (KRK), Law of the East Africa Protectorate (KRL), Law of Egypt (KRM), Law of Eritrea (KRN), Law of Ethiopia (KRP), Law of French Equatorial Africa (KRR), Law of French West Africa (KRS), Law of Gabon (KRU), Law of Gambia (KRV), Law of German East Africa (KRW), Law of Ghana (KRX), Law of Gibraltar (KRY), Law of Guinea (KSA), Law of Guinea-Bissau (KSC), Law of Equatorial Guinea (KSE), Law of Ifni (KSF), Law of Italian East Africa (KSG), Law of Côte d’Ivoire (KSH), Law of Italian Somaliland (KSI), Law of Kenya (KSK), Law of Lesotho (KSL), Law of Mayotte (KSM), Law of Liberia (KSN), Law of Libya (KSP), Law of Madagascar (KSR), Law of Malawi (KSS), Law of Mali (KST), Law of Micronesia (KST), Law of Mauritania (KSU), Law of Mauritius (KSV), Law of the Midway Islands (KSV), Law of Morocco (KSW), Law of Mozambique (KSX), Law of Namibia (KSY), Law of Niger (KSZ), Law of Nigeria (KTA), Law of Réunion (KTC), Law of Rwanda (KTD), Law of Saint Helena (KTE), Law of São Tomé and Principe (KTF), Law of Senegal (KTG), Law of Seychelles (KTH), Law of Sierra Leone (KTJ), Law of Somalia (KTK), Law of South Africa (KTL), Law of Spanish West Africa (KTN), Law of Spanish Sahara (KTO), Law of Sudan (KTQ), Law of Swaziland (KTR), Law of Zanzibar (KTS), Law of Tanzania (KTT), Law of Togo (KTU), Law of Tunisia (KTV), Law of Uganda (KTW), Law of Zaire (KTX), Law of Zambia (KTY), Law of Zimbabwe (KTZ), Law of Oceania (KU*), Law of Australia (KUA), Law of New South Wales (KUB), Law of the Northern Territory (KUC), Law of Queensland (KUD), Law of South Australia (KUE), Law of Tasmania (KUF), Law of Victoria (KUG), Law of Western Australia (KUH), Law of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands (KUI), Law of Christmas Island (KUJ), Law of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (KUK), Law of the Coral Sea Islands Territory (KUL), Law of Norfolk Island (KUN), Law of New Zealand (KUQ), History of Law in Oceania (KVA), Regional comparative and uniform law of Australia and New Zealand (KVB), Regional comparative and uniform law of Oceania (KVC), Regional organization and integration of Oceania (KVE), Law of American Samoa (KVH), Law of British New Guinea (KVJ), Law of the Cook Islands (KVL), Law of Easter Island (KVM), Law of Fiji (KVN), Law of German New Guinea (KVO), Law of French Polynesia (KVP), Law of Guam (KVQ), Law of Kiribati (KVR), Law of the Marshall Islands (KVS), Law of Nauru (KVU), Law of New Caledonia (KVW), Law of Netherlands New Guinea (KVX), Law of Niue (KWA), Law of the Northern Mariana Islands (KWC), Law of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (KWE), Law of Palau (KWG), Law of Papua New Guinea (KWH), Law of Pitcairn Island (KWL), Law of the Solomon Islands (KWM), Law of Tonga (KWP), Law of Tuvalu (KWQ), Law of Vanuatu (KWR), Law of Wake Island (KWT), Law of Wallis and Futuna (KWU), Law of Western Samoa (KWW), Law of Antarctica (KWX), Law of Nations (KZ*), Law of the Sea (KZA), Law of Outer Space (KZD)
Class L: Education General Education (L*), History of Education (LA), Theory and Practice of Education (LB), Special Aspects of Education (LC), Educational Institutions of the United States (LD), Educational Institutions of America (LE), Educational Institutions of Europe (LF), Educational Institutions of the World (LG), College and School Magazines and Papers (LH), Student Fraternities and Societies (LJ), Textbooks (LT)
Class M: Music Music (M*), Literature on Music (ML), Instruction and Study (MT)
Class N: Fine Arts Visual Arts (N*), Architecture (NA), Sculpture (NB), Drawing, Design and Illustration (NC), Painting (ND), Print Media (NE), Decorative Arts (NK), Arts in General (NX)
Class P: Language and Literature Philology and Linguistics (P*), Greek Language And Literature (PA), Latin Language And Literature (PAA), Modern Languages (PB), Celtic Languages (PBA), Romanic Languages (PC), Germanic Languages (PD), Scandinavian Languages (PDA), English Language (PE), West Germanic Languages (PF), Slavic Languages And Literatures (PG), Baltic Languages (PGA), Albanian Language (PGB), Uralic Languages (PH), Basque Language (PHA), Oriental Languages and Literature (PJ), Indo-Iranian Languages and Literature (PK), Languages and Literatures of Eastern Asia (PL), Languages and Literatures of Africa (PLA), Languages and Literatures of Oceania (PLB), Hyperborean Languages (PM), Indian Languages (PMA), Artificial Languages (PMB), General Literature (PN), French Literature (PQ), Italian Literature (PQA), Spanish Literature (PQB), Portuguese Literature (PQC), English Literature (PR), American Literature (PS), German Literature (PT), Dutch Literature (PTA), Flemish Literature (PTB), Afrikaans Literature (PTC), Scandinavian Literature (PTD), Old Norse Literature (PTE), Modern Icelandic Literature (PTF), Faroese Literature (PTG), Danish Literature (PTH), Norwegian Literature (PTI), Swedish Literature (PTJ), Fiction and Juvenile Belles Lettres (PZ)
Class Q: Science General Science (Q*), Mathematics (QA), Astronomy (QB), Physics (QC), Chemistry (QD), Geology (QE), Natural History and Biology (QH), Botany (QK), Zoology (QL), Human Anatomy (QM), Physiology (QP), Microbiology (QR)
Class R: Medicine General Medicine (R*), Public Aspects of Medicine (RA), Pathology (RB), Internal Medicine (RC), Surgery (RD), Ophthalmology (RE), Otorhinolaryngology (RF), Gynecology and Obstetrics (RG), Pediatrics (RJ), Dentistry (RK), Dermatology (RL), Therapeutics (RM), Pharmacology (RMA), Pharmacy and Materia Medica (RS), Nursing (RT), Botanic, Thomsonian and Eclectic Medicine (RV), Homeopathy (RX), Other Systems of Medicine (RZ)
Class S: Agriculture General Agriculture (S*), Plant Culture (SB), Forestry (SD), Animal Culture (SF), Aquaculture (SH), Fisheries (SHA), Angling (SHB), Hunting Sports (SK)
Class T: Technology General Technology (T*), Civil Engineering (TA), Hydraulic Engineering (TC), Ocean Engineering (TCA), Environmental Technology (TD), Sanitary Engineering (TDA), Highway Engineering (TE), Railroad Engineering and Operation (TF), Bridge Engineering (TG), Building Construction (TH), Mechanical Engineering and Machinery (TJ), Electrical Engineering (TK), Electronics (TKA), Nuclear Engineering (TKB), Motor Vehicles (TL), Aeronautics (TLA), Astronautics (TLB), Mining engineering (TN), Metallurgy (TNA), Chemical Technology (TP), Photography (TR), Manufactures (TS), Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts (TT), Home Economics (TX)
Class U: Military Science General Military Science (U*), Armies (UA), Military Administration (UB), Maintenance and Transportation (UC), Infantry (UD), Cavalry (UE), Armor (UEA), Artillery (UF), Military Engineering (UG), Air Forces (UGA), Other Military Services (UH)
Class V: Naval Science General Naval Science (V*), Navies (VA), Naval Administration (VB), Naval Maintenance (VC), Naval Seamen (VD), Marines (VE), Naval Ordnance (VF), Minor Services of Navies (VG), Navigation (VK), Merchant Marine (VKA), Naval Architecture (VM), Shipbuilding (VMA), Marine Engineering (VMB)
Class X: Wikisource WikiProjects (XA), Eras (XE), Years (XY)
Class Z: Bibliography and Library Science Books (Z*), Writing (Z*A), Paleography (Z*B), Book Industries and Trade (Z*C), Libraries (Z*D), Bibliography (Z*E), Information Resources (ZA)

The number[edit]

The standard LCCS uses a number from 1 to 999 to further subdivide each subclass and expand the detail of a call number. The ability to use this has been included in the Wikisource version in case it is required in the future. For the time being, however, this part of the LCCS has not been activated.

Adding a classification to a portal[edit]

The parameters of {{portal header}} that relate to classification are as follows:

 | class     = 
 | subclass1 = 
 | subclass2 = 
 | number    =
 ... 
 | parent    =
 | midclass  = 

Of these, the first three determine the call number and the last two affect how they are displayed. The class parameter is required for all portals. This is the first letter of the call number and corresponds to the class as explained above. The next two parameters are for second and third letters of the call number, one letter per parameter. The second letter should be entered after subclass1 and the third letter should be entered after subclass2. As explained above, the number parameter is not currently in use. The parent and midclass parameters are optional. The parent parameter will override the links to parent portals shown in the title bar of the header. Anything enteres in this parameter will be shown instead. The midclass parameter is for use with three-letter call numbers. Usually, only links related to the first and third letter will be shown. However, if this parameter is set to "y" all three links will be displayed.

For example: If we had a new portal about the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force, called Portal:Royal Air Force, the obvious class would be U for Military Science. Within U, we have subclass UGA for Air Forces. Therefore, this new portal would be clearly classified with the call number UGA. As such, the classification part of the portal header would be completed like this:

 | class     = U
 | subclass1 = G
 | subclass2 = A

Another example: If we had the new portal, Portal:Censorship, it might be more difficult to identify the correct class. Classes such as K for Law or P for Language and Literature are possible choices. Searching the LCCS outline however, shows that the keyword "Censorship" is actually part of class Z for Bibliography and Library Science. This class has been broken down on Wikisource into more subclasses but "Censorship" is clearly a subsection of "Book industries and trade" in the outline, which is one of our subclasses: Book Industries and Trade (Z*C). Therefore, the classification part of the portal header would be completed like this:

 | class     = Z
 | subclass1 = -
 | subclass2 = C

Further help in finding the correct classification[edit]

If the classification is not obvious, it may help to look at existing portals of a similar subject or to search Library of Congress Classification for a more detailed breakdown. That work has a search function built into the header, which will make it easier to search the entire classification outline for specific subjects. It might also help to search The Library of Congress catalog for keywords, suspected call numbers or a specific title indexed within the portal. The results can give an indication of the correct classification. Bear in mind that the system used on Wikisource is not an exact match to the LCCS. Although it mostly does follow the LCCS, there may be a slightly different subclass in use here. Wikisource:Portal classification system adaptation will show all deviations from the standard LCCS.

The classification can be left blank. This will cateporise the portal in Category:Unclassified portals, from where another user can identify the need for a classification and help to complete this part of the process. Do not worry too much about the classification. It can be easily changed later, either by yourself when you are more confident or by another Wikisource user. The classification should be reviewed by a separate user anyway.

Classification review[edit]

All portals should also have the {{portal review}} template in their talk page. This contains an overview of the portal's classification, along with the name of the user who classified it, with space for another user to review and confirm the classification.

This allows for the portal's classification to be checked and validated while keeping such information in a standard format. Anyone can review a portal's classification except for the original classifier. Once the portal is reviewed and the classification is agreed, the reviewer should put their user name in the appropriate parameter. If their is a disagreement, the portal can be re-classified or its classification can be discussed in the talk page.

See also[edit]