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Dewey Overview

  1. 1. This is Melville Dewey He was a librarian that lived a long time ago. He invented a new way of organizing books in libraries.
  2. 2. Mr. Dewey organizedevery nonfictionsubject into 10 generalcategories. It’s actuallypretty amazing!Think you could comeup with 10 broadcategories forEVERYTHING in theworld?
  3. 3. Here are the 10 generalgroups for sorting books in the Dewey Decimal System:General Works PhilosophyReligion Social StudiesLanguage ScienceTechnology Arts and LeisureLiterature History/Geography
  4. 4. 000s-General Worksencyclopedias, almanacs,world record books,unexplained topics 031 WOR 001.94 DON
  5. 5. 100s-Philosophyfeelings & emotions 152.4 ALI 155.2 KIN
  6. 6. 200s-Religionreligion, mythology,bible stories 292 OSB 292 LOC 291 MAE
  7. 7. 300s-Social Studiesholidays, government, celebrations, military 394.28 HEI 324.6 MUR 358.9 BUR
  8. 8. Fairy tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s because theyteach traditions, values, and beliefs. 398.2 BRE 398.2 MCD 398.2 ALL
  9. 9. 400s-Languagegrammar & languages 443 KUD 428.2 TER
  10. 10. 500s-Sciencemath, natural things, weather, animals 595.7 SAC 523.8 SIP513.2 LED
  11. 11. 600s-Technologyman-made things, pets,farming, vehicles 641.5 VAU 636.8 PER 690 HUD
  12. 12. 700s-Arts and Leisurehow to draw, crafts,sports, movies, music 796.323 KEL 796.44 REA 736 KAS
  13. 13. 800s-Literaturestories, plays, poetry, jokes, riddles 818 SHO811 FRA 811 SIL
  14. 14. 900s-History/ Geographyhistorical events, othercountries, U.S. states 909 BAL 932 CHA 990 FRI

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