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  • 1. Dewey Decimal System
  • 2. The Dewey Decimal System is a way to organize the library so you can find books easily
    • This way to find books was invented by Melvil Dewey
  • 3. The Dewey Decimal System is divided into ten categories, or parts
  • 4. The Dewey Decimal System (call numbers)
    • 000-099
    • 100-199
    • 200-299
    • 300-399
    • 400-499
    • 500-599
    • 600-699
    • 700-799
    • 800-899
    • 900-999
  • 5. What is a call number?
    • A call number is made up of the letters and numbers on the spine tag.
    • A call number is the book’s address on the shelf.
    • Call numbers are Dewey numbers.
  • 6. What is a call number?
    • The call number might be all letters or some letters and some numbers
  • 7. Fiction Books Fiction books DO have Dewey Call numbers—books by American authors all have the Dewey number 810—but there are so many, we leave that off and they are shelved with call numbers E (first three letters of the author’s name, or F (first three letters of the author’s name)
  • 8. Fiction
    • Fiction Books are not true--these are stories that someone has made up.
    • We can find fiction books in the Everybody book section or in the Chapter books section in our library.
  • 9. Non-Fiction
    • Non-fiction Books are true--these are real stories or informational books.
    • We can find non-fiction books in the Dewey section of our library.
    • Not EVERY book in the Dewey section is non-fiction. Fairy tales are fiction.
  • 10. 000-099 General Works
    • 000-Computers, The unexplained (UFOs, Big Foot)
    • 020-Internet
    • 030-Encyclopedias & Almanacs
    • 060-Museums
    • 070-Newspapers
  • 11. 100-199 Philosophy and Psychology
    • 130-Mysterious Happenings
    • 150-Optical Illusions
    • 170-Understanding Ourselves
  • 12. 200-299 Religion
    • 220-Old Testament Bible Stories
    • 230-New Testament Bible Stories
    • 290-Mythology, World Religions
  • 13. 300-399 Social Sciences
    • 300-Social Issues
    • 320-Government
    • 330-Careers
    • 340-Court System
    • 350-Military Equipment
    • 360-Drugs, the environment
    • 370-Education
    • 380-History of Transportation
    • 390-Holidays, Folklore and Fables
  • 14. 400-499 Language
    • 410-Sign Language
    • 420-Dictionaries, Grammar
    • 490-Hieroglyphics
  • 15. 500-599 Science and Math
    • 510-Science Experiments
    • 520-Math
    • 530-Physical science (motion)
    • 540-Chemistry
    • 550-Weather, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    • 560-Dinosaurs
    • 570-Habitats/Biomes
    • 580-Plants and trees
    • 590-Wild animals
  • 16. 600-699 Science and Technology
    • 600-Inventions
    • 610-The Human Body
    • 620-Space ships, trains, and cars
    • 630-Pets and farm animals
    • 640-Cookbooks, organizing, sewing
    • 650-Jobs and management
    • 660-Chemical technology
    • 670 and 680-Manufacturing
    • 690-Building
  • 17. 700-799 The Arts
    • 710-Landscape art
    • 720-Architecture
    • 730-Origami
    • 740-Drawing, crafts
    • 750-Painting
    • 760-Print making
    • 770-Photography
    • 780-Music
    • 790-Sports
  • 18. 800-899 Literature
    • 810-Poetry, plays, jokes and riddles (American fiction goes here—the everybody books and the chapter books but we don’t put the numbers on!)
    • 820-Shakespeare and other books by British authors (Harry Potter)
    • 830-German literature
    • 840-French
    • 850-Italian
    • 860-Spanish
    • 870-Latin
    • 880-Greek and Roman
    • 890-Other languages
  • 19. 900-999 History and Geography
    • 900-American History
    • 910-Explorers
    • 920-Flags, Biographies
    • 930-Ancient Civilizations
    • 940-Knights, Castles, Europe, WWI and WWII
    • 950-Asia and the Middle East
    • 960-Africa
    • 970-North and Central America, State books
    • 980-South America
    • 990-The Pacific Islands, Australia
  • 20. So….if you know the Dewey Decimal System you can….
    • Find books to help you with research
    • Find books about things you think are fun!
    • Find books for your hobbies
    • And even get better grades…
    Happy Hunting!

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