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Aldridge Elementary School. A Power Point Presentation 1999. Cindy Kurjakovic. The Dewey Decimal System. A system a library uses to put Non-Fiction Books into categories. The Dewey Decimal System. Non-Fiction books are arranged on the shelf by numbers on the spine label.

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aldridge elementary school

Aldridge Elementary School

A Power Point Presentation

1999

Cindy Kurjakovic

the dewey decimal system

The Dewey Decimal System

A system a library uses to put

Non-Fiction Books

into categories.

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The Dewey Decimal System
  • Non-Fiction books are arranged on the shelf by numbers on the spine label.
  • There are 10 different categories in the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Numbers start at 000 and end at 999.
000 general information
000 General Information
  • In the 000 class of books you will find:
  • Encyclopedias
  • Journals
  • Periodicals
100 199 philosophy
100 - 199 Philosophy
  • The 100 - 199 section of the Dewey Decimal System has books about the mind and character; how you feel.
200 299 religion
200 - 299 Religion
  • The 200’s have books on Religions of the World:
  • Greek and Roman Myths (292)
  • Christianity (260)
  • Other Religions (290)
300 399 social science
300 - 399 Social Science
  • Find books on government, education, holidays, legends, folk tales, and fairy tales in the 300’s
  • Folklore (398.2)
  • Holidays (394)
  • Mother Goose (398)
400 499 language
400 - 499 Language
  • Learn about all languages in the 400’s.
  • Foreign Language Books
  • English grammar
  • Dictionaries
500 599 science and math
500 - 599 Science and Math
  • The 500’s are non-fiction books that are about Science.
  • Books about plants, planets, wild animals, weather and math
  • Dinosaurs (567.9)
  • Math (510)
600 699 useful arts
600 - 699 Useful Arts
  • If you want a book about making or doing useful things like cooking, health, safety, space exploration or Pets, the 600’s are where to look.
700 799 fine arts
700 - 799 Fine Arts
  • The 700’s are books that deal with drawing, music, games, hobbies, riddles and sports.
  • This is the section we call “Fun Stuff To Do”.
800 899 literature
800 - 899 Literature
  • Put on a play,
  • Recite a poem
  • Read short stories
  • Tell a joke
  • The 800’s are the place to be.
900 999 history
900 - 999 History
  • The 900’s contain books on history, information about the United States, and facts about other countries.
  • Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam
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Non-Fiction books use the Dewey Decimal System.

The spine labels have numbers.

The numbers tell what kind of books are in the category.

Numbers begin with 000 and end with 999

Knowing the categories of the Dewey Decimal System help you find the kind of book you are looking for.

The Dewey Decimal System
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Saigling Elementary School

Prepared by Cheryl Smith

Librarian

1999