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Dewey Decimal classifications
Transcript of Dewey Decimal classifications
arrange them? We like order.
So we sort things. Which of these is sorted? Dewey rap? Sure! 000
specific or definite)
journalism Melville Dewey worked in a college library in Massachusetts. He wondered if there might be a way to organize information books using numbers. He invented the Dewey Decimal System and copyrighted it in 1876. Other librarians thought organizing books this way was a good idea. Most of our school libraries today use the Dewey Decimal system. Let's see how it works.. 100
(a system of principles
for guidance in
(science of the mind)
(set of beliefs related
to cause, nature and
purpose of the universe.)
books of faith
practices of faith
Greek myths 300
(study of society and social behavior)
from East and Southeast Asia
from South America
from North America 500
(understanding the world though observing and experimenting)
(the science of numbers and so much more)
WILD animals 700
(to express what is beautiful appealing, or has more than ordinary significance)
art how-to books
jokes and riddles
(writing ideas that last a long
time and interest many people)
(may be divided by language or country) 900
(study of earth's surface, atmosphere, and people)
of various regions
States of U.S.A. 92
(a written account of a person's life)
(tells life story of several people who had something in common)
Biographies are shelved in ABC order by the last name of the person you wish to know more about, for example:
Rowling, J.K. 600
(knowledge of the way that technical means relate to life, people, and society)
and Applied Science
(apply scientific knowledge to practical problems)
animals - PETS
The shelves... Books were divided into 10 big categories,
then divided, then divided again. We use numbers from 000 to 999 and sometimes we add decimals behind that. The numbers are a clue to what the book is about. Two books with numbers that match mean that both books are about the same topic. Here are the big categories along with a few of the subjects that might be on those shelves. These big numbers are also on markers in our library to help you know what is what and to more easily locate books! Giving credit where credit is due...
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