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									                             “Let’s Do Dewey” Worksheet

Question: Could you find a book on any subject based on the Dewey Decimal System?

Assignment: Investigate the Dewey Decimal System and how it can help you find
information in this media center or any library. Complete the worksheet carefully, and
memorize the Dewey Decimal classification system.

Today’s Task: Use the internet and/or the media center shelves to answer the following
questions. The following website is very helpful:
http://www.mtsu.edu/~vvesper/dewey.html#

Due Date: Turn in this sheet at the end of class.

   1. Who is Melvin Dewey?




   2. What is a call number?




   3. What are the two parts of a call number?




   4. Call numbers sometimes have prefixes to identify a special location within the
      library. What do the following letters represent in our media center?



           a. R



           b. B
           c. SC




                             Dewey Decimal Classification

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               Number                         Subject
               000

               100

               200

               300

               400

               500

               600

               700

               800

               900




Within each classification, the subject can be further subdivided into ten categories. Each
category can be further subdivided. With each division, the topic becomes more
specific.

Let’s test your knowledge! What do the following divisions stand for?
Classification Number   Dewey Category   Specific Sub-Category
Example: 160            Philosophy and   Logic
                        Psychology
410                                      Linguistics
980                                      South America
770                                      Photography
810                                      American Literature
530                                      Physics

								
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