Dewey Decimal Systerm - A Brief Introduction

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Dewey Decimal Systerm - A Brief Introduction

  1. 1. How are books put on shelves? How are they grouped? How do you find books that you want?
  2. 2. Libraries in the Olden Days • Books were • Expensive books placed on the were placed near shelf by their age. a door – in case • Books were placed in buckets of fire!!
  3. 3. Melville Dewey
  4. 4. Melville Dewey • Born in 1851 • Like spelling, math and organizing things. • Invented a new way to organize libraries. • Grouped books by 100s.
  5. 5. Dewey Decimal System Puts similar things together
  6. 6. Dewey System – 0-99 • Encyclopedias • Computers • Strange things – Big Foot, aliens, Loch Ness monster
  7. 7. Dewey System – 100-199 • Psychology - Books about feelings • Philosophy – Books about thinking
  8. 8. Dewey System – 200-299 • Beliefs • Religions • Mythologies
  9. 9. Dewey System – 300-399 • Communities - Learning to get along together • • • • • Politics Government Education Law Folk lore and fairy tales
  10. 10. Dewey System – 400-499 • Languages • How do we talk with each other?
  11. 11. Dewey System – 500-599 • Natural Science • Math • Nature and the world around us • • • • • • The universe The earth Animals Birds Reptiles Fish
  12. 12. Dewey System – 600-699 • Science • Technology • Things that people invent, engineer, grow, manufacture, process and build
  13. 13. Dewey System – 700-799 • Sports • Activities and Hobbies • How people use their free time • • • • Art Craft Dance Music
  14. 14. Dewey System – 800-899 • • • • Poetry Jokes Riddles Plays
  15. 15. Dewey System – 900-999 • Geography • History • Biographies – books about people
  16. 16. Book Labels /Call Numbers • Dewey Decimal number • First 3 letters of the author’s last name 595.7 TER

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