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Transcript of Library Skills
library and wondered how
you'd ever find the books
Did you know your library
has a great way of
that makes it easy
for you to find them?
It's called the
System - DDC for short
So what does
the DDC do?
HOW, YOU ASK?
By giving you a
specific number that
belongs to the item
Let's say you're interested in bicycles.
What you want to know about them will decide what DDC numbers you'll need to find:
taking care of your bicycle
Each of the topics
is about bicycles,
but a book about
each of these topics
will have its very
own DDC number.
Tandem Bicycles (629.2276)
Taking care of your bicycle
Bicycle safety (796.028)
Bicycle racing ( 796.6)
Once you have the number of the book you need, you can go find the row where it should be.
The books are on the shelves in numerical order,
but if you need help,
the librarian or her helpers can assist you.
You will notice
when you find your book,
other books around it
are on a similar topic.
DDC is arranged by topic.
And does the DDC have topics!
Hundreds of them! Thousands of them!
The topics in the DDC are arranged into ten main classes:
000 Computer Science information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Arts & recreation
900 History & geography
Each of these ten classes are then divided into
ten more subclasses:
are all on the right side
of the decimal point
and are used to
divide a specific subject.
To find out what number to look for when you come to the library:
look up your topic on a library computer
browse the shelves, using the DDC numbers on the front ends and the tops of the shelves as your guide
ask your librarian or one of her aides to assist you
Getting to Know the DDC
is then divided into ten sections again ...
HELP IS ON IT'S WAY!
THE CRAZY PEOPLE
WHO HELP YOU!