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    • Dewey Decimal Classification System
    • 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.
      • Melvil Dewey 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.
      500 Lee 200Bya 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
      About God
    • Social Science - 300
      • Law
      • Education
      • Folklore
      About man’s neighbors
    • 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
      Man writes about 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?
    • Resources Used…
      • All clipart taken from the Microsoft Clipart web site:
      • Information on the Dewey Decimal Classification taken from:
      • Weisburg, H. & Toor, R. Teacher’s Portfolio of Library Skills Lessons & Activities (1985). The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc.
      http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us&cag=1