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Do The Dewey!

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Campbell_Library_Staff

Books in public libraries are arranged on the shelves using the Dewey Decimal Classification system, a numerical system that organizes nonfiction by subject. 

Each nonfiction book is assigned a "call number."   The call number groups books together by subject which keeps them organized.

 

Here is a list of the ten main Dewey subjects:

 

 

  • 000 – Computer science, Library and Information science & general work

  • 100 – Philosophy and psychology

  • 200 – Religion

  • 300 – Social sciences

  • 400 – Language

  • 500 – Science

  • 600 – Technology

  • 700 – Arts

  • 800 – Literature

  • 900 – History, geography & biography

 

 

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