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Dewey Decimal System

A brief description of the Dewey classifications

Michelle Hereshko

on 1 October 2012

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What is the Dewey Decimal system? It is a way to organize books Who invented the Dewey Decimal system? Melvil Dewey How does it help me? It allows me to find all kinds of books quickly in the library. How are non-fiction books divided? by numbers Let's take a look... 000-099 100-199 200-299 300-399 400-499 500-599 600-699 700-799 800-899 900-999 Computers
Big Foot, UFO's
Museums Philosophy & Psycology Generalities Ghosts, witches
Feelings, & Emotions
optical illusions Religion Bible stories
World religions Social Sciences Armed forces
Fairy Tales Languages Science and Math buongiorno hallo bonour selam g'day aloha hola HELLO Math
Stars, planets
Science experiments
Plants, trees
Wild animals & Insects People using science & Technology Inventions
Human body
Rockets, trucks
Dogs, cats & farm animals
Cookbooks Arts & Recreation Drawing, Painting
I Spy
Comic Books Literature Poetry
Riddles, jokes What do you call a fish without an eye? A fsh. Geography and History 100-199 000-099 200-299 300-399 400-499 500-599 600-699 700-799 800-899 Where and when stuff There are 10 main categories
divided up by 100's:

and so on until
900-999 More dividing The hundreds are split into 10's
then 1's and then even further. For example:
Fairy Tales - 398.2
Armed Forces - 350 Underneath the numbers, the books have the first three letters of the author's last name. 811
CRO 1851-1931 Let's wrap it up. The Dewey system can help you
find the book you want - fast!
Try it today! More examples of division:

Horses 636.1
Dogs 636.7
German Shepherds 636.737
Cats 636.8
Gerbils 636.9 All fiction would go here, but it's too big,
so we divide the stories out into their own
section by the author's last name. Easy fiction
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