Dewey Decimal

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  • Dewey Decimal

    1. 1. Dewey Numbers
    2. 2. Call Numbers <ul><li>Nonfiction books are grouped by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numbers (for the subject) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>first three letters of the author’s last name </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Dewey Numbers <ul><li>Groups subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps similar books together </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s you “browse” the shelves </li></ul>
    4. 4. Melvil Dewey . <ul><li>Invented system </li></ul><ul><li>Lived long ago </li></ul><ul><li>We still use system today </li></ul>
    5. 5. 10 General Group <ul><li>Broad Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of subjects fit into each group </li></ul><ul><li>Groups keep books together on shelves </li></ul>
    6. 6. Dewey Groupings <ul><li>000’s Generalities </li></ul><ul><li>100’s Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>200’s Religion </li></ul><ul><li>300’s Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>400’s Languages </li></ul><ul><li>500’s Science & Math </li></ul><ul><li>600’s People Using Science & Technology </li></ul><ul><li>700’s Arts & Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>800’s Literature </li></ul><ul><li>900’s Geography & History </li></ul>
    7. 7. 000s-General Works <ul><li>Books that fit in this group have many different subjects in them. Like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias or The Guinness Book of Records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books on unexplained subjects, like The Loch Ness Monster . </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. 100s-Philosophy Books that fit in this group tell about how we think and feel.
    9. 9. 200s-Religion Books in this group tell about different religions or stories from the bible.
    10. 10. 300s-Social Studies <ul><li>Books in this group tell about how people live together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holidays and customs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government, military </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Fairy & Folk Tales <ul><li>Placed in the 300s </li></ul><ul><li>Written to teach a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>That’s social Studies </li></ul>
    12. 12. 400s-Language Books in this group are about different languages or grammar. writing nouns verbs adjectives
    13. 13. 500s-Science Books in this group are about things from nature.
    14. 14. 600s-Technology This group has books that are about man-made things.
    15. 15. 700s-Arts & Leisure Books in this group are about things we do for fun.
    16. 16. 800s-Literature <ul><li>Books in this group are stories, plays, or poetry. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally for fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now too many fiction books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiction is arranged ABC order by author </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. 900s-History/Geography Books in this group tell about events of the past and countries of the world.
    18. 18. Biography- 92 Don’t forget this group. It contains books about famous people’s lives.
    19. 19. <ul><li>Nonfiction call numbers are placed in number order </li></ul><ul><li>Books about the same subject end up near each other on the shelf </li></ul>Remember
    20. 20. Purpose of Dewey Call numbers help us find the books we want to read!!!
    21. 21. <ul><li>What is the recipe for a nonfiction call number? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer: (1) Numbers for the subject, (2) First three letters in the author’s last name. Ex. 629 WIL </li></ul></ul>Review Question 1
    22. 22. <ul><li>What system tells us what numbers go with each subject? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer: Dewey Decimal System </li></ul></ul>Review Question 2
    23. 23. <ul><li>Who is responsible for inventing the Dewey Decimal System? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer: Melvil Dewey </li></ul></ul>Review Question 3
    24. 24. <ul><li>Mr. Dewey matched a number with each (multiple choice) . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>author </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>subject </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>title </li></ul></ul></ul>Review Question 4
    25. 25. <ul><li>Most school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System (T/F). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>false </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>true </li></ul></ul>Review Question 5

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