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Do we really know Dewey?

Review of the Dewey Decimal System
by

Valerie Kubick

on 18 September 2015

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Transcript of Do we really know Dewey?

Generalities
000s
Melvil Dewey
Philosophy
and
Psychology
100s
Strange Stuff
Unexplained Mysteries
Leftover Stuff: Encyclopedias, almanacs, and topics that don't fit anywhere else.
Religion
200s
Faith
Mythology
Social Sciences
300s
Government, money, folktales, and dragons, too. How we make sense of and live in the world around us.
Language
400s
Objective:
We will be able to use the Dewey Decimal System
to locate resources.
Sign Language, Spanish, French, etc.
Natural Sciences
and
Math
500s
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weather, outer space, animals, trees, plants, science fair, etc.
Technology/Applied
Sciences
600s
How things work? cars, trucks, pets, cookbooks, etc.
The Arts/Recreation
700s
What do you like to do for fun?art, games, magic tricks, origami, sports
Literature
800s
poetry, jokes, riddles, plays
Geography and History
900s
What's going on in the rest of the world? What happened in the past?
Graphic Novels
741.5 mostly
How do we find anything with Dewey?
We have a separate section for this very popular part of The Arts (700s) category.
10 main categories of information
Biographies
92s
The story of someone's life. Biographies have their own section in nonfiction.
Each of the 10 categories are divided into 10 subcategories, but we are just going to focus on the big 10.
What is a Call Number?
http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/dewey2.html
Resources
http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/dewey2.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiUQb5xg7A&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=activehttp://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/02/lp261-02.shtmlhttp://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/dewey1.htmhttp://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc1.htmlhttp://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/public.htmhttp://wp.lps.org/curriculum/http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standardshttp://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm#Whathttp://wp.lps.org/mediadawes/Hogsett, N. (2006, January). Teaching Dewey. Library Media Connection, 24(4), 28-31.
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm#What
What do all those numbers mean?
Created by Valerie Kubick with lots of help...
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/public.htm
The Dewey Rap
http://library.thinkquest.org/5002/dewey2.html
Objective:
We will be able to
locate nonfiction
books that
interest us.
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