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Dewey Panic?! “There is No Fear That Cannot Be Classified” A Staff Training Class Presented By: Scarlett C. Fisher-Herreman & Jeff Imparato Dewey Panic?! And now for a library catalog that’s completely different… Melvil Dewey, age 25 Dewey Panic?! Getting to know Mr. Dewey :

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dewey panic
Dewey Panic?!

“There is No Fear That Cannot Be Classified”

A Staff Training Class

Presented By:

Scarlett C. Fisher-Herreman

& Jeff Imparato

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Dewey Panic?!

And now

for a library catalog that’s completely different…

Melvil Dewey, age 25

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Dewey Panic?!

Getting to know Mr. Dewey:

  • Born: December 10, 1851 in Adams Center, NY.
  • Died: December 26, 1931 at Lake Placid, NY
  • Married twice: 1st wife Annie, 2nd wife Emily
  • One son, Godfrey Dewey, with Annie
  • Best remembered for his catalog classification system, but also involved in the Spelling Reform movement and promoting the Metric system.
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Dewey Panic?!

Dewey’s lifelong passion for spelling reform motivated him to change the spelling of his own name. By his mid-twenties, he had officially changed his name from:

Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey


Melvil Dui

Oddly, the new spelling of his first name stuck but not the last name.

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Dewey Panic?!

By age 25, Dewey had already invented his classification system, worked as a professional librarian for 2 years, and served as a founding member of the American Library Association

A clean-shaven and serious young Dewey. He would grow a beard later to disguise his rather prominent chin.

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Dewey Panic?!

Always one to speak his mind, Dewey often made enemies with others in the profession. At the first ALA conference, he publicly chastised Mr. William Poole, Director of the Chicago Public Library for leaving a meeting to smoke.

William Poole

Maybe he could have just asked him to shave instead?

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Dewey Panic?!
  • Libraries in Dewey’s time were not systematically organized. Some were arranged by the order the books were acquired, others by alphabetical order or book size.
  • Dewey studied the methods of other librarians, including Cutter, Harris, Shurtleff, Jewett & Schwartz, all of whom had developed their own ideas about classification.
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He thought it up during a boring sermon in church.Dewey Panic?!

Dewey’s idea was to use decimals to classify all human knowledge, thus marrying the idea of arranging books by subject with the decimal system & creating a method that could easily be revised

and/or expanded as needed.

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Dewey Panic?!
  • Dewey arrived at Columbia College in New York City in 1883. The library was in a state of antiquated disarray. Dewey delighted in the organizational challenge before him.
  • In the first year alone he increased book circulation 500%. In five years he doubled the size of the collection and organized over 100,000 books into one unified catalog.
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Dewey Panic?!
  • While at Columbia, Dewey started the first library science school in the world.
  • School officials were anything but keen on the idea of a library school and outraged when Dewey accepted women into his school. They forbid him any classrooms.
  • Dewey cleaned up a dusty attic room in a chapel across the street from the campus and held his classes there instead.
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Dewey Panic?!
  • Dewey’s “School of Library Economy” boasted 17 women in the first class.
  • Dewey amassed a small group of faithful female supporters, who became known as “Dewey’s Girls.”

Dewey (seated far right) with four of his “girls” and two uncomfortable looking gents

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Dewey Panic?!

Dewey moved on from Columbia and became the Secretary & Treasurer of the Board of Regents and Director of the State Library in Albany, New York. He held the position for 10 years (1889-1899) and was very active in numerous educational and professional endeavors.

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Dewey Panic?!
  • Dewey’s obsession with time efficiency defined his working relationships in every job he ever held.
  • He devised elaborate color-coding schemes for all paperwork in his office & provided staff with specific forms so they would have to speak as little as possible with him.

Dewey’s office in the State Capitol. Just imagine what he would have done with a laptop & email!

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Dewey Panic?!
  • Dewey’s senior years were spent at Lake Placid, NY. He opened a large resort club, designed to be a relaxation utopia for the educated upper class. Dewey’s exclusionary practices (no Jews or minorities) at the club eventually got him into legal trouble.
  • He died of a massive stroke while eating breakfast in 1931.
where is the dewey classification system used
Where is the Dewey Classification System Used?
  • In all parts of the world, there is some variety of the system Dewey created being used in Public and Academic Libraries.
is dewey the only classification system used
Is Dewey the only Classification system used?
  • Because of the very large number range possible with Dewey, 027.478163 SHA is for Topeka Public Library : its first hundred years), the Library of Congress developed its own scheme.
  • It is called the Library of Congress Classification system (DUH!), the same book at the Mabee Library, Washburn University, is Z733.T67.
  • A = Almanacs, Encyclopedias, and other Generalities.
  • B = as you think of the Philosophy and Psychology of cataloging, the “to B or not to B,” remember to pray about it as Religion is also in the “B” area (think Bible).
  • C = Civilization’s History, Archeology, Heraldry, Genealogy, and a person’s own

history, i.e. Biography.

  • D = A natural Destination to the History of the Countries of the Old World, and

modern Eastern Hemisphere Countries.

  • E = Everything about United StatesHistory.
  • F = Finally, all the rest of the History of the Western Hemisphere Countries.
  • G = Geography, Anthropology, and Games, i.e., Recreation and Sports.
  • H = Human interaction, i.e., Social Sciences, and those things which affects groups of

people, Economics, Transportation, Commerce, Finance, the Family, Sociology, and others.

  • I = Not Used, it may be confused with L.
  • J = Jurisdiction, i.e., Political Science, and International Law.
  • K= Knowledge of the Law.
  • L = Learning, i.e., Education.
  • M = Music.
  • N = FiNe Arts.
  • O = Not Used, may be confused with Q.
  • P = Philology, i.e., the love of words, Language, and Literature.
  • Q = Questions to be answered by Science.
  • R = Rx is a well-known symbol for Medicine.
  • S = Soil, and other things related to Agriculture.
  • T = Technologyof all sorts are found here.
  • U = Uniforms worn by those in Military Science are found here, except in the
  • V = Naval Science field.
  • W, X, Y = Not Used
  • Z = Boring stuff, like Bibliographies and Library Science, make people want to saw


but enough about lc we re here for dewey

But enough about LC, We’re here for Dewey.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We bring you the World of Dewey!

how does a dewey number work
How does a Dewey Number Work?
  • The Dewey System coordinates materials on the same subject and on related subjects to make items easier to find on the shelves by using a combination of letters and numbers.
  • The Dewey system is based on units of ten. The more numbers, the more specific the subject.
  • Let’s check out an example:

Let’s say we want to find the call number for Butterflies. Bugs will be in the natural sciences, the 500s. This means the first number of the call number will be a 5.

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Bugs, continued
  • Butterflies, and indeed all bugs, will be classified in the Zoological Sciences: 590.
  • The second number of the call number will be a 9.
  • Let’s see the divisions of the 590’s to find the next number…
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Bugs, continued

The 10 Divisions of the Zoological Sciences:

  • 591 Zoology
  • 592 Invertebrates
  • 593 Protozoa
  • 594 Mollusa
  • 595 Other Invertebrates (worms & insects)
  • 596 Vertebrates
  • 597 Fishes
  • 598 Reptiles and Birds
  • 599 Mammals
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Bugs, continued
  • Insects, including butterflies, would be under 595.
  • So the first three numbers are: 595
  • The 595’s are further divided by use of decimals to specify different types of invertebrates. We will now add a .7 to our number. 595.7
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Bugs, continued
  • Butterflies are in an insect order known as Lepidoptera. We will now add an 8 to our number. 595.78
  • We will add a 9 to complete our call number. 595.789 is the place will find butterflies.
in the beginning of the dewey collection

In The Beginning (of the Dewey Collection)

Brief Overview of the Dewey 000’s

Generally speaking, the Dewey 000’s consists of Generalities, such as Encyclopedias (031), Almanacs – including the Guinness Book of Records (032), and other collections of bunches of topics that don’t fit into one category, such a trivia books (031.02). It also includes subjects that deal with knowledge and information such as: Unexplained phenomenon, such as UFO’s and Bigfoot (001.9); Computer programs, a mystery to most people (004-006); Bibliography (010-019), especially the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (016.071);Library Science (020-029); Publishers and Publishing (050-059), including Writer’s Market (051), General Organization and Museology, (060-069) including Encyclopedia of Association (061.3) and Museum Directories (069) ; Journalism (070-079), General Collections (080-089), including Respectfully Quoted (081); and Rare Books and Manuscripts (090-099).

i think therefore i am i think
I Think, Therefore I Am, I Think

Brief overview of the Dewey 100’s

The main subjects in the Dewey 100’s are Philosophy (100-109), Paranormal Phenomena (133s), Psychology (150’s), Conduct of Life issues 160s-170s, 180s

World Philosophies.

103 All dictionaries and encyclopedias of Philosophy. (HINT: any number with a 03 at the end is either a dictionary or encyclopedia)

158 self-help books on Success.

160 Logic

170 Ethics

180 World philosophies, especially ancient cultures.

190 Modern western and other non-eastern philosophy

a wing and a prayer
A Wing and a Prayer

Brief overview of the Dewey 200s

Here you’ll find mankind’s search for a higher power.

200.3 or 203 All general dictionaries and encyclopedias on religions.

220-229 All matters related to the Bible, including translations, commentaries, and interpretations, as well as discussions of the separate books in the Bible.

230 Christianity

240 Prayers and Meditations

250-280 Christian Church

250 Local Christian church and Christian religious orders

260 Christian social and ecclesiastical theology

270 Historical, geographic, persons treatment of Chrisitianity

280 Denominations and sects of Christian Church

290 Other religions

292 Classical Greek and Roman

296 Judaism

297 Islam

social sciences or why can t we just get along

Social Sciences, or Why can’t we just get along?

Brief overview of the Dewey 300s

The study of people, and how they interact with others.

300.3 Dictionaries and encyclopedias of sociology.

310 Statistics

320 Political Science

330 Economics

332 Personal Finance

340 Law

348 Laws, regulations, cases

348.781 Kansas Statutes Annotated

350 Public administration and military science

360 Social problems and services

370 Education

380 Commerce, communication, transportation

389.1 Measurement – Take me to your liter.

390 Customs, etiquette, folklore

say what brief overview of the dewey 400s
Say What?Brief overview of the Dewey 400s.

Learning the rules, and pronunciation of your own language, and languages foreign to you.

403 Polyglot dictionaries, and general encyclopedias of language.

410 Linguistics, the study of human speech

419 Sign languages

420 English and Old English

423 Dictionaries of standard English

425 Grammar of standard English

428 Standard English usage

428.1 English as a Second Language

430 German

440 French

450 Italian

460 Spanish and Portuguese

470 Latin

480 Classical Greek

490 Other languages

491.7 Russian

495.1 Chinese

495.6 Japanese

hey einstein natural sciences and mathematics
Hey Einstein! Natural sciences and mathematics

Brief overview of the Dewey 500s

Natural sciences deal with matter and energy, or with objects and processes observable in nature.

503 Dictionaries and encyclopedias of general science.

509 History of science.

510-519 Mathematics

520 Astronomy and allied sciences

530 Physics

540 Chemistry

550 Earth sciences

560 Paleontology Paleozoology

570 Life sciences Biology

574.999 Extraterrestrial Life

580 Plants

590 Animals

599.757 Lions

599.756 Tigers

599.78 Bears

599.99 Oh My!

apply yourself technology applied sciences
Apply Yourself! Technology (Applied Sciences)

Brief overview of the Dewey 600s

Here’s where you apply what you learned in school to real life situations.

603 Dictionaries and encyclopedias on technology.

609 History of technology.

610-618 Medicine and Health

620 Engineering

625 Railroads and roads

629.28 Automobiles

630 Agriculture and related technologies

635.9 Gardening

640 Home and family management

641.5 Cooking

641.5942 Cookery – England 641.5943 Cookery – Germany

643.7 Home improvement

649.1 Child rearing

650 Management and auxillary services

650.14 Resumès

651 Office management

658.022 Small Business

660 Chemical Engineering

670 Manufacturing of raw material

680 Manufacturing of products for specific uses

690 Buildings

the finer things in life fine and decorative arts
The Finer Things in Life – Fine and decorative arts

Brief overview of the Dewey 700s

Contains material on critical appraisal, techniques, procedures, apparatus, equipment, materials of the fine, decorative, literary, performing and decorative arts.

703 Dictionaries and encyclopedias of art

709 History of Art

712 Landscape Architecture

728 Residential and related buildings (house plans)

738 Ceramic arts

741 Drawing and drawings

745 Decorative arts

745.1 General Collectibles

745.5 Handicrafts

745.592 Toys, models, miniatures

745.5922 Doll Collectibles

745.5923 Dollhouses and furniture

746 Textile arts

746.4 Needlework

746.43 Knitting

746.44 Embroidery

747 Interior Decoration

748 Glass

749 Furniture

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The Finer Things in Life – Fine and decorative arts (cont’d)

750 Painting and paintings

750.3 Dictionaries and encyclopedias of painting

751 Techniques

759 History, geographic treatment

759.1 Paintings from North America

759.2 Paintings from the British Isles, England

759.3 Paintings from Germany

759.4 Paintings from France

759.5 Paintings from Italy

759.6 Paintings from Spain

759.7 Paintings from Russia

759.951 Paintings from China

760 Graphic arts

770 Photography

780 Music

782 Vocal music

784 Instrumental music

790 Recreational and performing arts

791.43 Motion Pictures

791.45 Television

796 Athletic and outdoor sports and games

796.332 Football

796.357 Baseball

the write stuff literature belles lettres and rhetoric
The Write Stuff –Literature (Belles-lettres) and rhetoric

Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Essays, Speeches, Letters, Miscellaneous writings, Humor and Satire.

803 Dictionaries and encyclopedias of Literature.

809 Historical treatment of Literature

810-818 American treatment of all aspects of Literature.

811 American Poetry

812 American Drama

813 American Fiction

814 American Essays

815 American Speeches

816 American Letters

817 American Humor and Satire in English

818 American miscellaneous writings in English

820-829 English treatment of all aspects of Literature.

830-839 German treatment of all aspects of Literature.

840-849 French treatment of all aspects of Literature.

850-858 Italian treatment of all aspects of Literature.

860-868 Spanish treatment of all aspects of Literature.

870-879 Latin treatment of all aspects of Literature.

880-889 Hellenic (Greek) treatment of all aspects of Literature.

890-899 Other specific languages and language families

don t know much about history
Don’t Know Much about History

Brief overview of the Dewey 900s

903 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias of history

904 Collected accounts of events (Natural disasters, etc.)

909 World history

909.1-8 Specific historical periods

909.1 6th-12th centuries 500-1199

909.2 13th century 1200-1299

909.3 14th century 1300-1399

909.4 15th century 1400-1499

909.5 16th century 1500-1599

909.6 17th century 1600-1699

909.7 18th century 1700-1799

909.81 19th century 1800-1899

909.82 20th century 1900-1999

909.821 1900-1919

909.822 1920-1929

909.823 1930-1939

909.824 1940-1949

909.825 1950-1959

909.826 1960-1969

909.827 1970-1979

909.828 1980-1989

909.829 1990-1999

909.83 21st century 2000-2099

are we there yet geography and travel
Are we there yet? Geography and travel

Brief overview of the Dewey 910-919s

910.3 Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances, gazetteers of Geography

910.4 Accounts of travel

910.45 Titanic

911 Historical atlases

912 Graphic representations of surface of earth of extraterrestrial worlds (World atlases, Road atlases, Atlases of space)

913 Geography and travel in ancient world

913.32 Traveling through ancient Egyptian ruins

913.37 Traveling through ancient Roman ruins

913.38 Traveling through ancient Grecian ruins

914 Traveling in Europe

914.2 Traveling in England

914.3 Traveling in Germany

914.4 Traveling in France

914.5 Traveling in Italy

914.6 Traveling in Spain

914.7 Traveling in Russia

914.8 Traveling in Scandinavia

914.9 Traveling in Iceland, Norway

915 Traveling in Asia

915.1 Traveling in China

915.2 Traveling in Japan

916 Traveling in Africa

917 Traveling in North America

918 Traveling in South America

919 Traveling in Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica)

who s who biography genealogy insignia
Who’s Who – Biography, genealogy, insignia

920.003 Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances of biography. i.e. Dictionary of World Biography

920.1-928 Biography of specific classes of persons.

920.2 Librarians and book collectors

921 Philosophers and psychologists

922 Religious leaders, thinkers, workers

923 Persons in social sciences

923.1 Heads of state

923.142 “Lives of the Kings and Queens of England”

923.173 “Facts about the Presidents”

923.2 Persons in political science and politics

923.273 “Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress”

924 Philologists and lexicographers

925 Scientists

926 Persons in technology

927 Persons in arts and recreation

927.82 Vocal musicians

927.96357 Baseball players

928 Persons in literature, history, biography, genealogy

who s who biography genealogy insignia cont d
Who’s Who – Biography, genealogy, insignia (cont’d)

929 Genealogy, names, insignia

929.1 Genealogy

929.2 Family histories

929.3 Genealogical sources

929.3781 Genealogical records in Kansas

929.4 Personal names (Baby names)

929.5 Cemetery records

929.5781 Cemetery records of Kansas

929.7 Royal houses, peerage, gentry, orders of knighthood

929.8 Awards, orders, decorations, autographs

929.9 Forms of insignia and identification

long long time ago in a land far far away history of the ancient world
Long, long, time ago, in a land far, far, away – History of the ancient world

Brief overview of the Dewey 930-939s

930 History of the ancient world to ca. 499 AD

931 China to 420 AD

932 Egypt to 640 AD

933 Palestine to 70 AD

934 India to 647 AD

935 Mesopotamia and Iranian Plateau to 637 AD

936 Europe north and west of Italian Peninsula to ca. 499 AD

937 Italian Peninsula and adjacent territories to 476 AD

938 Greece to 323 AD

939 Other parts of ancient world to ca. 640 AD


History of the modern world, and of extraterrestrial worlds

940s History of Europe

941 British Isles

941.1-4 Scotland

941.5 Ireland

941.6 Ulster Northern Ireland

941.7 Republic of Ireland

941.8 Leinster

941.9 Munster

942 England & Wales

943 Central Europe, Germany

943.6 Austria and Liechtenstein

943.7 Czech Republic and Slovakia

943.8 Poland

943.9 Hungary

944 France & Monaco

944.9 Provence-Côte d’Azur, Monaco, Corsica


940s History of Europe

945 Italian Peninsula & adjacent islands

945.4 Emilia-Romagna region and San Marino

945.6 Central Italy and Vatican City

945.8 Sicily and adjacent islands

946 Iberian Peninsula & adjacent islands Spain

946.7 Eastern Spain and Andorra

946.8 Andalusia autonomous community and Gibraltar

946.9 Portugal

947 Eastern Europe, Russia

947.5 Caucasus

947.6 Moldova

947.7 Ukraine

947.8 Belarus

947.9 Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia


940s History of Europe

948 Northern Europe, Scandinavia

948.1-4 Norway

948.5-8 Sweden

948.9 Denmark and Finland

949 Other parts of Europe

949.1 Northwestern Islands Iceland

949.2 Netherlands

949.3 Southern Low Countries Belgium

949.4 Switzerland

949.5 Greece

949.6 Balkan Peninsula

949.7 Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Macedonia

949.8 Romania

949.9 Bulgaria


950 History of Asia Orient Far East

951 China and adjacent areas

951.25 Hong Kong

951.7 Mongolia

951.9 Korea

951.93 North Korea

951.95 South Korea

952 Japan

953 Arabian Peninsula and adjacent areas

953.1 Sinai Peninsula

953.3 Yemen

953.5 Oman and United Arab Emirates

953.6 Persian Gulf States

953.63 Qatar

953.65 Bahrain

953.67 Kuwait


950 History of Asia Orient Far East

954 South Asia India

954.91 Pakistan

954.92 Bangladesh

954.63 Sri Lanka

955 Iran

956 Middle East (Near East)

956.1 Turkey

956.7 Iraq

956.9 Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan

957 Siberia (Asiatic Russia)


950 History of Asia Orient Far East

958 Central Asia

958.1 Afghanistan

958.4 Turkestan

958.5 Turkmenistan

958.6 Tajikistan

958.7 Uzbekistan

959 Southeast Asia

959.1 Myanmar (Formerly Burma)

959.3 Thailand

959.4 Laos

959.5 Commonwealth of Nations territories Malaysia

959.6 Cambodia

959.7 Vietnam

959.8 Indonesia and East Timor

959.9 Philippines


960 History of Africa

961.1 Tunisia

961.2 Libya

962 Egypt

962.4-9 Sudan

963 Ethiopia

963.5 Eritrea

964 Northwest African coast and offshore islands Morocco

964.8 Western Sahara

964.9 Canary Islands

965 Algeria

965.5 Northeastern provinces

965.7 Sahara provinces


966 West Africa and offshore islands

966.1 Mauritania

966.2 Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger

966.3 Senegal

966.4 Sierra Leone

966.5 Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde

966.62 Liberia

966.68 Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

966.7 Ghana

966.81 Togo

966.83 Benin

966.9 Nigeria


967 Central Africa and offshore islands

967.11 Cameroon

967.15 Sao Tome and Principe

967.18 Equatorial Guinea

967.21 Gabon

967.24 Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville)

967.3 Angola

967.41 Central African Republic

967.43 Chad

967.51 Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)

967.571 Rwanda

967.572 Burundi

967.61 Uganda

967.62 Kenya

967.71 Djibouti

967.73 Somalia

967.8 Tanzania

967.9 Mozambique


968 Southern Africa Republic of South Africa

968.2 Gauteng, North-West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, former homelands (national states) of Republic of South Africa.

968.4 KwaZulu-Natal

968.5 Free State

968.7 Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape

968.81 Namibia

968.83 Botswana

968.85 Lesotho

968.87 Swaziland

968.91 Zimbabwe

968.94 Zambia

968.97 Malawi

969 South Indian Ocean islands

969.1 Madagascar

969.4 Comoro Islands

969.6 Seychelles

969.7 Chagos Islands

969.8 Reunion and Mauritius

969.9 Isolated islands


970 History of North America

970.1 North American native peoples Indians of North America

970.3 Specific native peoples

971 Canada

971.1 British Columbia

971.2 Prairie Provinces

971.3 Ontario

971.4 Quebec

971.5 Atlantic Provinces Maritime Provinces

971.6 Nova Scotia

971.7 Prince Edward Island

971.8 Newfoundland and Labrador, Saint Pierre and Miquelon


972 Middle America Mexico

972.8 Central America

972.81 Guatemala

972.82 Belize

972.83 Honduras

972.84 El Salvador

972.85 Nicaragua

972.86 Costa Rica

972.87 Panama

972.9 West Indies (Antilles) and Bermuda

972.91 Cuba

972.92 Jamaica and Cayman Islands

972.93 Dominican Republic

972.94 Haiti

972.95 Puerto Rico

972.96 Bahama Islands

972.97 Leeward Islands

972.98 Windward and other southern islands

972.99 Bermuda


973 United States

973.1 Early History to 1607

973.2 Colonial periodical, 1607-1775

973.3 Periods of Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1789

973.4 Constitutional period, 1789-1809

973.5 1809-1845

973.6 1845-1861

973.7 Administration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865

973.8 Reconstruction period, 1865-1901

973.9 1901-


974-979 Specific states of United States

974 Northeastern United States

974.1 Maine

974.2 New Hampshire

974.3 Vermont

974.4 Massachusetts

974.5 Rhode Island

974.6 Connecticut

974.7 New York

974.8 Pennsylvania

974.9 New Jersey


975 Southeastern United States (South Atlantic)

975.1 Delaware

975.2 Maryland

975.3 District of Columbia

975.4 West Virginia

975.5 Virginia

975.6 North Carolina

975.7 South Carolina

975.8 Georgia

975.9 Florida


976 South Central United States (Gulf Coast)

976.1 Alabama

976.2 Mississippi

976.3 Louisiana

976.4 Texas

976.6 Oklahoma

976.7 Arkansas

976.8 Tennessee

976.9 Kentucky


977 North central United States (Lake States)

977.1 Ohio

977.2 Indiana

977.3 Illinois

977.4 Michigan

977.5 Wisconsin

977.6 Minnesota

977.7 Iowa

977.8 Missouri


978 Western United States

978.1 Kansas

978.2 Nebraska

978.3 South Dakota

978.4 North Dakota

978.6 Montana

978.7 Wyoming

978.8 Colorado

978.9 New Mexico


Nebraska (978.2)

Crossing the Dewey Trail in Kansas (978.1)

Entering Kansas

Missouri (977.8)


Leaving Kansas, Heading to Nebraska


979 Great Basin and Pacific Slope region of the United States (Pacific Coast)

979.1 Arizona

979.2 Utah

979.3 Nevada

979.4 California

979.5 Oregon

979.6 Idaho

979.7 Washington

979.8 Alaska


980 History of South America

981 Brazil

982 Argentina

983 Chile

984 Bolivia

985 Peru

986.1 Colombia

986.6 Ecuador

987 Venezuela

988 Guiana

988.1 Guyana

988.2 French Guiana (Guyane)

988.3 Suriname

989.2 Paraguay

989.5 Uruguay



990 History of other parts of world, of extraterrestrial words

Pacific Ocean islands

991-992 (Unassigned)

993 New Zealand

994 Australia

995 Melanesia New Guinea

995.1 Papua

995.3 Papua New Guinea

995.4 Papuan region

995.6 Highlands region

995.7 Momase (Northern Coastal) region

995.8 Bismarck Archipeligo

995.9 Other parts of Melanesia