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Copy of Do we really know Dewey?

Review of the Dewey Decimal System
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Clerisa Smith

on 21 August 2013

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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
The Dewey Decimal System
Explained
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.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiUQb5xg7A&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/02/lp261-02.shtml
http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/dewey1.htm
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/tour/ddc1.html
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/public.htm
http://wp.lps.org/curriculum/
http://www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/standards
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey2.htm#What
http://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
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