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  • 1.
    • A simple guide
    • to using the
    • Dewey Decimal
    • System
    Searching for Books Cathy Oxley Library Services Coordinator, Redlands College, Qld
  • 2.
    • In 1847 an American librarian named Melville Dewey made up a way of classifying books called the ‘Dewey Decimal Classification System’
    • This system is now used in most libraries all over the world.
    • It uses 10 categories of numbers, with decimal places to group similar things together
    Melville Dewey
  • 3.  
  • 4. Dewey Decimal System Puts similar things together
  • 5. Dewey Decimal System 591.77 595.7 Insects Sea creatures
  • 6.
    • General Knowledge
    • Encyclopedias
    • Books about libraries & museums
    • Journalism
    • Computers
    • Controversial or unexplained topics
    Dewey System - 000 s
  • 7.
    • Psychology
    • Philosophy
    • Thinking about ourselves
    • Who am I?
    • Why am I here?
    • Ideas
    • Image from:
    • http://www.trcc.commnet.edu/Prog_Study/Soc_Sciences/Psych/faculty.htm
    Dewey System - 100 s
  • 8.
    • Beliefs
    • Religions
    • Mythologies
    • Where did we come from?
    • Who created us?
    • Images from:
    • http://www.womenonwaves.org/article-1020.385-en.html
    • http://www.warangers.asn.au/history.htm
    • http://www.thaliatook.com/pix/zeus.jpg
    Dewey System - 200 s
  • 9.
    • Communities - Learning to get along together
    • Trade
    • Commerce
    • Politics
    • Government
    • Education
    • Law
    • Transport
    • Welfare
    • Folk lore and fairy tales
    • http://www.acmeanimation.com/ http://jeannero.free.fr/dessins-animes-2
    Dewey System - 300 s
  • 10.
    • Languages
    • How do we communicate with each other?
    • Images from:
    • http://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/canada4.htm
    • http://www.reuels.com/reuels/media/do4/do41720-4.jpg
    Dewey System - 400 s www.macalester.edu/ ~art/f2001/big/Arabic.jpg
  • 11.
    • Natural Science
    • Maths
    • Nature and the world around us
    • The universe
    • The earth
    • Animals
    • Birds
    • Reptiles
    • Fish
    Dewey System - 500 s
  • 12.
    • Applied Science
    • Technology
    • How we have changed the natural world to make it more useful
    • Anything that people invent, engineer, grow, manufacture, process and build
    Dewey System - 600 s
  • 13.
    • Sport
    • Recreation
    • How people use their leisure time
    • Art
    • Craft
    • Dance
    • Music
    Dewey System - 700 s
  • 14.
    • Literature
    • The stories, poems and plays people write in their leisure time
    • http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/famlit/howtokit/writcont/p1.htm
    • http://library.thinkquest.org/J001156/formwriting.GIF
    • http://www.phillumeny.com/html/beginners_guide.html
    Dewey System - 800 s
  • 15.
    • Geography
    • History
    • Biographies
    • The rest of the world
    • How they live now
    • How they lived long ago
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy
    • http://www.youthlinks.org/index.do
    Dewey System - 900 s
  • 16.
    • 500 - Natural Sciences
    • 590 - Zoological science (animals)
    • 595 - Other Invertebrates (animals without backbones)
    • 595.7 - Insects
    • 595.78 - Lepidoptera (creatures with 4 wings & scales)
    • 595.789 - Butterflies
    How do the numbers work?
  • 17.
    • Location code (specific to our Library)
    • Dewey Decimal number
    • First 3 letters of the author’s last name
    Book Labels / Call Numbers P 595.789 TER
  • 18.
    • BPL - Bag Primary Large
    • CH - Chart
    • P - Primary
    • PAR - Primary Accelerated Reader
    • PB - Picture Book
    • PM6 - Primary Multiple
    • R - Reference
    • S - Secondary
    • SRB - Secondary RIB-IT
    Location Codes