At London Metropolitan University Library we use a classification method for all subjects called the Dewey Decimal Classification System. To find a book on the library shelves you will need to know its Classmark .
This you can find from the library catalogue. You need to get familiar with the classmark (numbers) for your subjects.
This classification system divides all knowledge or subjects into 10 broad categories. Categories start from 000 to 999. A wide range of numbers can be used due to addition of the decimal point.
Open the following web site address in your web browser: http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk/
790 Recreational & Performing Arts 791 Public Performances 792 Stage Presentations 793 Indoor games 794 Indoor Games of Skill 795 Games of Chance 796 Athletics & Outdoor Sports 797 Aquatic & Air Sports 798 Equestrian Sports 799 Fishing & Hunting
Finding Specialised or Specific Subject Areas within a Subject We started at 700-799, broad subjects or categories, Broad Subjects 700-799
Subdivided them in to 10 subdivisions 700, 710, 720, etc Specific Subjects 700-709, 710 - 719, 720-729 ..............790 -799 These numbers were further subdivided 700, 701, 702, 703, .......,
Additional to the classmark numbers, letters are also used. When we have a large amount of books in the same subject field which share the same classmark number a specific title may be difficult to find.
Books are then arranged not just in the number order but also in alphabetical order from left to right taking the first three letters from the title or author’s surname. 658 ABC 658.BAR 500.0123 LAF 338.102 ACC