Research 101. @ Your AMHS Library ! (Part Deux ). By PresenterMedia.com. Spine Label. Tells you the address of the book! (Call number) Two parts Section of library the book is located First 3 letters of author’s last name. Call Numbers. Fiction = FIC Biography = 92 Graphic Novel = GN
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Fiction = FIC
Biography = 92
Graphic Novel = GN
Reference = REF
Non-fiction = Dewey Decimal System
The Dewey Decimal System is a tool used to sort books into:
This system was invented by a man named Melvil Dewey.
He was a librarian who lived long ago.
Sorting books by subject, what a brilliant idea!!
000s – General Works
Books that fit in this group have many different subjects in them.
This is also where books on unexplained subjects would be found.
100s – Philosophy
Books that fit in this group tell about how we think and feel.
200s – Religion
Books in this group tell about different religions or stories from the bible.
300s – Social Studies
Books in this group tell about how people live together, and also discusses controversial issues in society.
Fairy tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s.
Many were written to teach a lesson about behavior and..
That’s social studies.
400s – Language
Books in this group are about different languages or grammar.
500s – Science
Books in this group are about things from nature.
600s – Technology
This group has books that are about man-made things.
700s – Arts and Leisure
Books in this group are about things we do for fun.
800s – Literature
Books in this group are stories, plays, or poetry.
900s – History & Geography
Books in this group tell about events of the past and countries of the world.
Remember, nonfiction call numbers are placed in number order first, so that means all of the books about the same subject end up near each other on the shelf.
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