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					Dewey Decimal System
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
The Dewey Decimal System is
divided into ten categories, or
             parts
The Dewey Decimal System
      (call numbers)

•000-099    •500-599
•100-199    •600-699
•200-299    •700-799
•300-399    •800-899
•400-499    •900-999
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.
      What is a call number?
• The call number might
  be all letters or some
  letters and some
  numbers
         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)
               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.
            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.
           000-099
         General Works
• 000-Computers, The unexplained
  (UFOs, Big Foot)
• 020-Internet
• 030-Encyclopedias & Almanacs
• 060-Museums
• 070-Newspapers
         100-199
Philosophy and Psychology
• 130-Mysterious
  Happenings
• 150-Optical Illusions
• 170-Understanding
  Ourselves
       200-299 Religion
• 220-Old Testament Bible Stories
• 230-New Testament Bible Stories
• 290-Mythology, World Religions
         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
                         400-499
                         Language
• 410-Sign Language
• 420-Dictionaries, Grammar
• 490-Hieroglyphics
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
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
         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
           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
          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
 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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