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# How To Select Print Materials For A Research

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Slides showing how to use the Dewey Decimal System in your library to find books on a topic you want to research. For elementary school.

Slides showing how to use the Dewey Decimal System in your library to find books on a topic you want to research. For elementary school.

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• How To Select Print Materials for a Research Topic(in elementary school!)
by Christine Stoessel
Powell Elementary School
April, 2010
• This presentation will provide a brief introduction about choosing books for a research project, for example, a science
fair project.
Will the library have what I need?
Where do I go in the library to find what I need?
Will the librarian help me?
What if she won’t?
How many books do I need?
• It seems like it is up to you to decide what
you want to do for your project.
Hmmm,
…. Do plants need water …...
Make a volcano with baking soda …..
Is sand different than dirt ….
Whatever you decide, make sure it
is feasible (possible) for a science fair project!
• Doing a project about metamorphosis might
be difficult …
• You have had some time to think about your project and decide what you want to do.
Now it’s time to time to hit the library!
• But,
how will you find the books
you need?
And where are they?
Will the librarian help?
• Probably not!
• Remember when the librarian was talking
Now is the time to take a closer look!
• Here’s a reminder about the Dewey Decimal System!
It tells about how all different subjects are arranged by numbers and categories.
Looking at the charts will help me figure out where in the library I need to go to find my books.
projectdeweyclass.pptx.pptx
• Dewey Decimal Classification System
Developed by Karen Ward
Library Media Specialist
Eichold-Mertz Elementary School
• Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?
Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851
Melvil Dewey created the number order system for library books when he was 21 years old.
MelvilDewey started the first school for librarians.
• Ten Main Classifications in Dewey’s System
The world’s knowledge is divided into 10 categories or groups.
Each group has a main title and is represented by three numbers.
• The Big Ten!
Generalities – 000
Philosophy – 100
Religion – 200
Social Science – 300
Language – 400
Science & Math – 500
Technology – 600
The Arts – 700
Literature – 800
Geography & History - 900
Brings order to the massive amount of world knowledge
• You Can Judge A Book by Its Cover!
The Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be found on the spine label.
Why?
When the book is shelved, the Dewey Decimal Classification call number can be easily seen.
200Bya
500
Lee
000
Mea
• Generalities - 000
Encyclopedias
News media
Rare Books
Encyclopedias, References
• Philosophy - 100
Paranormal phenomena
Psychology
Logic
Man thinks
• Religion - 200
Bible
History of Christianity
Other Religions
• Law
Education
Folklore
Social Science - 300
• Language - 400
English
Spanish
Other Languages
Man talks with other men
• Natural Science & Math - 500
Mathematics
Earth sciences
Plants
Animals
Man discovers all that is around him
• Technology – 600
Medicine
Agriculture
Family living
Man makes useful things
• The Arts - 700
Drawing
Music
Recreational & performing arts
Man makes beautiful things
• Literature - 800
American Literature
Old English Literature
Literatures of Other Languages
Man writes
• Geography & History - 900
Geography
Biographies
Ancient History
travel, people, and
events
• Flashback! What Do You Remember?
Who created the Dewey Decimal Classification System?
What does the DDCS do for our library?
How many main classifications are there?
Where do you find the DDCS number on a library book?
• Now that you have decided what you want to do, you know which part of the library you need!
• Here you can look for books on your topic. The Dewey Decimal numbers and categories are displayed on the shelves.
• Choose some books you think you might like.
Take them to the table and have a look.
Decide which ones you want – probably not more than
two or three!
• Now you are all set! Take your books to
the check out, and have fun working on