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The Dewey

Decimal System

Libraries
Books are grouped
or organized in a
special way so that
we can easily find
the books we need
in a library.

Two Kinds of Books

Books in the library are organized


into two groups:

Fiction

Non-fiction

Fiction or Non-fiction?
Fiction books are books that are
make-believe or not factual.

Non-fiction books are books that


are based on facts.

How Books are Organized in


a Media Center or Library
Fiction
Upper Fiction
(chapter books)

Easy Fiction
(picture books and
easy chapter books)

Non-fiction
000s General Works
100s Philosophy and Psychology
200s Religion

Genres
Mystery
Science Fiction
Realistic Fiction
Historical Fiction
Adventure
Comedy
Sports
Animals

300s Social Sciences


400s Language
500s Science
600s Technology
700s Arts and Recreation
800s Literature

Fiction Books
Fiction books are organized in ABC
order by the authors last name.

FIC ADL

FIC BRU

FIC SHA

Non-fiction Books
Non-fiction books are organized by
subjects and grouped by call numbers.

Call numbers come from something


called the Dewey Decimal System.

The Dewey Decimal System

000s General Works


100s Philosophy and Psychology
200s Religion
300s Social Sciences
400s Language

The Dewey Decimal System

500s Science
600s Technology
700s Arts and Recreation
800s Literature
900s History and Geography

000s-General Works
Books that fit in this group have
many different subjects in them.

001.9 Bar

001.944 Cox

025.5 San

000s can be grouped into even


smaller categories within the 000s.
000
010
020
030
050
060
070
080
090

Computer Science
Bibliographies
Library and Information Sciences
Encyclopedias and Books of Facts
Magazines
Associations, Organizations and Museums
Newspapers
General collections in different languages
Manuscripts and Rare Books

100s-Philosophy and Psychology


Books in this group tell about how
we think and feel.

152.4 Joh

152.4 Tes

100s Categories
100
110
120
130
140
150
160
170
180
190

Philosophy
Metaphysics (Space and Time)

Epistemology (What People Know)


Parapsychology (Ghosts)
Schools of Philosophy

Psychology
Logic (How People Think)
Ethics (Good vs. Bad)

Ancient, medieval, and Eastern Philosophy


Modern Western Philosophy

200s-Religion
Books in this group tell about
different religions or stories from the
Bible.

200 BUL

292 Osb

200s Categories
200
210
220
230
240
250
260
270
280
290

Religion
Natural Theology
Bible
Christianity
Christian Morals and Devotional Theology
Christian Activities (Preaching)
Christian and Social Theology
Christian Church History
Christian Denominations
Other Religions

300s-Social Sciences
Books in this group tell about how
people live together.

323.6 HAM

371 NEL

Fairy tales, fables, tall tales and folk


tales are also placed in the 300s.

398.2 Bre

398.2 Osb

300s Categories
300
310
320
330
340
350
360
370
380
390

Social Sciences
Statistics of Different Continents

Political Science
Economics (Money)
Law
Government
Social Services (Police, Firemen)
Education

Commerce (Buying and Selling)


Customs, Etiquette, Folklore

400s-Language
Books in this group are about
different languages or grammar.

419 FLO

428.1 Cle

400s Categories
400
410
420
430
440
450
460
470
480
490

Language
Linguistics (Writing and Phonics)

English (Grammar and Dictionaires)


German
French
Italian
Spanish
Latin

Greek
Other Languages

500s-Science
Books in this group are about
things from nature.

523.8 Jef

597.96 Bro

500s Categories
500
510
520
530
540
550
560
570
580
590

Science
Mathematics
Astronomy (Stars, Planets)
Physics
Chemistry
Earth Science
Paleontology (Dinosaurs)
Life Sciences
Plants
Zoology (Animals)

600s-Technology
This group has books that are about
man-made things.

629.224 Poo

636.7 Eva

600s Categories
600
610
620
630
640
650
660
670
680
690

Technology (The way things work)


Medicine

Engineering (Cars, trucks, ships)


Agriculture (gardening, farming, pets)
Home Economics and Family Living
Management (Working in an office)
Chemical Engineering (Foods and Drinks)
Manufacturing (Making products to sell)

Manufacturing for Specific Uses


Building (How buildings are made)

700s-Arts and Recreation


Books in this group are about
things we do for fun.

743 Ame

796.6 McC

700s Categories
700
710
720
730
740
750
760
770
780
790

Arts
Landscape Art

Architecture
Sculpture
Drawing
Painting and Paintings
Graphic Arts
Photography and Photographs

Music
Recreational and Performing Arts

800s-Literature
Books in this group are stories,
plays, poetry, or jokes.

811 APP

811 MOO

Fiction books used to be put in the 800s


because they are stories, but soon there
were so many fiction books that they had
to be separated into their own section.

800s Categories
800 Literature
810 American Literature
(Poems, short stories, plays, jokes)
820 Old English Literature
830 German Literature
840 French Literature
850 Italian Literature
860 Spanish Literature
870 Latin Literature
880 Greek Literature
890 Literature of Other Languages

900s-History and Geography


Books in this group tell about events
of the past and places in the world.

940.1 Hop

998.9 DON

921-Biography
Books in this group tell about real
people and their lives.

921 Dis

921 Ear

900s Categories
900
910
920
930
940
950
960
970
980
990

History
Geography and Travel (Atlases)
Biography
History of the Ancient World
History of Europe
History of Asia
History of Africa
History of North America
History of South America
General History of Other Areas

The Dewey Decimal Groups


000s General Works
100s Philosophy and Psychology
200s Religion
300s Social Sciences
400s Language
500s Science
600s Technology
700s Arts and Recreation

Use the signs on the walls and shelves


to help you go to the correction area to
find a non-fiction book.

If you cant find


what you are
looking for, you
can always go to
the computer
and use Destiny
to look up a
subject.

Use the signs


and labels on
the shelves to
help you
locate the
section you
need.

Keep shelves neat!

Leave only Green Light Shelves


when you look for books.

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Lets review!
What system do we use to
organize Non-fiction books in the
Media Center?
A. The Solar System
B. The Digestive System
C. The Dewey Decimal System

Who invented the Dewey


Decimal System?
A. Herman Melville
B. Melvil Dewey
C. Huey, Dewey and Louie

Numbers in the Dewey Decimal


system are known as _______.
A. phone numbers
B. prime numbers
C. call numbers

How many general groups are


there in the Dewey Decimal System?
A. 10
B. 100s
C. 1000s

In what Dewey Group would


you find a copy of the Times
Herald, our citys newspaper?
A. 000s General Works
B. 300s Social Sciences
C. 900s History and Geography

Fantastic job!
Youre a Dewey Decimal
Dynamite Detective!

Now use what you know to find


the books in the Media Center that
you need and want to read.

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Resources
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Resources
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