The Dewey Decimal System

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The Dewey Decimal System

  1. 1. The Dewey Decimal System Miss Ballistreri Bellmawr Park E.M. Burke
  2. 2. Dewey Call Numbers <ul><li>Non-fiction books are grouped by numbers (for the subject) and the first three letters of the author’s last name. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>784.19 KAL is a music book by Bobbie Kalman </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>The purpose of the Dewey Decimal System is to group books together that are on the same subject . This allows the library to stay organized and helps patrons find books in the correct location. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is Dewey? <ul><li>Melvil Dewey lived from 1851 to 1931. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a librarian. </li></ul><ul><li>He decided to group books together based on their subject. </li></ul><ul><li>His system is still used today around the world! </li></ul>
  5. 5. 10 General Groups <ul><li>The Dewey Decimal system divides the non-fiction books into 10 broad groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of subjects fit into each of the 10 groups. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, sports and music are in the same group. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Dewey Groupings <ul><li>000-099 General Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>100-199 Psychology & Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>200-299 Religion & Mythology </li></ul><ul><li>300-399 Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>400-499 Languages </li></ul><ul><li>500-599 Math & Science </li></ul><ul><li>600-699 Medicine and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>700-799 Arts & Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>800-899 Literature </li></ul><ul><li>900-999 Geography & History </li></ul>
  7. 7. 000-099 General Knowledge <ul><li>Books that fit into this group: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have many different subjects in them (like World Record Books or Encyclopedias). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are on unexplained subjects (like The Loch Ness Monster). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 100-199 Psychology & Philosophy <ul><li>Books in this section tell about how we think and feel . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superstitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 200-299 Religion & Mythology <ul><li>Books in this group tell about different religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Judiasm, etc.) and ancient mythology. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 300-399 Social Sciences <ul><li>Books in this group tell us about society (how people live together). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holidays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairy Tales </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 400-499 Languages <ul><li>All World Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Language </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul>
  12. 12. 500-599 Math & Science <ul><li>Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Dinosaurs </li></ul><ul><li>Geology </li></ul><ul><li>Insects </li></ul><ul><li>Planets & Stars </li></ul>
  13. 13. 600-699 Medicine and Technology <ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that are man-made: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cookbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automobiles </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 700-799 Arts & Recreation <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul>
  15. 15. 800-899 Literature <ul><li>Books in this section are stories, plays, or poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>This section was originally for all fiction books but there were too many to fit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 900-999 Geography & History <ul><li>Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>States </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Wars </li></ul>
  17. 17. Things to Remember…. <ul><li>Non-fiction call numbers are in numerical order (whereas fiction call numbers are in alphabetical order). </li></ul><ul><li>Books about the same subject are always near each other on the shelves. </li></ul>
  18. 18. To Review… <ul><li>Non-fiction call numbers look like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>509 ABA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>598 GAB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>613 ZOE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>901 FRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>001 BON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>675 REC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fiction call numbers look like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FIC TRE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIC POE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIC LIO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIC BAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIC FIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIC CHE </li></ul></ul>

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