Dewey Decimal System of Library Classification OR. How To Find a Book in the Library. By Christy Lightholder MEDT 6463. What if……?. you had only 5 minutes to go into your library and find a book on spiders?. First… you must search through 10,000 – 20,000 books.
you had only 5 minutes to go into
your library and find a book on
you must search through 10,000 –
Could you do it in just 5
With a little help from Dewey…..
but you are thinking --
“Who is this strange man and how
can he help me find a book on
The 3 C’s: Class, Call number and Catalog
Dewey made ten main classes or subject areas. Books are grouped on shelves together by their subject for easy browsing.
Books have a number on their spine that is similar to other books in their class so that you can easily find them. This is located over the letters from the author’s last name.
What is the call number on this book?
Is a list of the books that can be found in the library. The catalog is usually located on the computers in the library. What is the name of our school catalog?
Generalities – 000
Philosophy – 100
Religion – 200
Social Science – 300
Language – 400
Science & Math – 500
Technology – 600
The Arts – 700
Literature – 800
Geography & History - 900
Here we go!
Books about us.
Who made me?
Who is my neighbor?
How do I communicate with my
What will I talk about? (natural sciences)
What will I do with science? (applied
Time for a break! What will I do for FUN?
Time to get serious again: Authors and
books that make me who I am.
Who, what, where, when, why? How did
We didn’t forget this one! This is for
everything else with room to grow.
There are so many fiction
books that most of them
are classified together
alphabetically by the author’s