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### Understanding the Dewey Decimal System

Belinda Callahan

Scope

This presentation will introduce the Dewey Decimal System to third through fifth grade students. The goal is to empower students to be confident and successful when locating nonfiction books in the media center.

Dewey Pretest for Students

Who was Dewey?

Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851. While working as an university student assistant, he invented his system. He also established the American Library Association and the first library school.

Why a system?

Dewey wanted a way to organize books the same way in all libraries. This way patrons can find books easily no matter what library they visit.

Most of the books in the media center can be divided into two groups: FICTION and NONFICTION.

FICTIONbooks are from an author’s imagination and are not true.

MostNONFICTIONbooks are true and about real things, people, events, and places. But some books in the nonfiction section are also fiction, such as folk and fairy tales, poetry, plays, and even jokes and riddles.

Books, Books, and More Books

What’s a Call Number?

Call numbers help you find book in the media center. Each book has a call number and it is shelved by using this number. You will find call numbers on the book’s spine.

FICTIONbooks have a “F” (for fiction) on the top row and the first three letters of the author’s last number. The books are then arranged alphabetically using the last three letters of the author’s last.

F

SMI

Use the link below to see how well you can shelve fiction books.

The Shelve-It Game

What’s a Call Number?

NONFICTION books have call numbers with two parts. The first part is the Dewey decimal number and it is chosen using the book’s subject. The second part is the first three letters of the author’s last name. Nonfiction books are shelved first by the numbers on the top row, and then alphabetically by the letters on the bottom row.

Use the link below to see how well you can shelve nonfiction books.

Dewey Number Order Game

610.69

HAY

What Does that Dewey Number Mean?

Nonfiction books are grouped by subjects. The Dewey Decimal system has ten categories beginning with the 000’s and ending with the 900’s.

Let’s learn the categories and find some books in our media center.

000’s – 099’s General Works

You will find books about . . .

Journalism

Internet

UFO's

Newspapers

Computers

World Records

Bigfoot

000’s – 099’s General Works

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

004

RAU

Call Number

031

GUI

Call Number

001.944

McC

Call Number

070.4

LEE

100’s – 199’s Philosophy & Psychology

You will find books about . . .

Psychology

Paranormal

Philosophy

Phenomena

Logic

100’s – 199’s Philosophy & Psychology

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

155.4

SEN

Call Number

133.1

McM

Call Number

153

POW

Call Number

100

YOU

200’s – 299’s Religion

You will find books about . . .

Buddhism

Hinduism

Judaism

Christianity

200’s – 299’s Religion

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

220

BRO

Call Number

200

BOW

Call Number

291

BRO

Call Number

222

CAT

300’s – 399’s Social Sciences

You will find books about . . .

Fairy Tales

Government

Holidays

Military

300’s – 399’s Social Sciences

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

394.2

BAR

Call Number

398.2

AND

Call Number

355

LIN

Call Number

320

KIS

400’s – 499’s Language

You will find books about . . .

Sign

Language

Foreign

Languages

Thesaurus

Dictionary

400’s – 499’s Language

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

423.12

BOL

Call Number

419

BUT

Call Number

423

AME

Call Number

463

WIL

500’s – 599’s Natural Sciences & Mathematics

You will find books about . . .

Plants

Chemistry

Paleontology

Animals

500’s – 599’s Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

560

DAY

Call Number

516

OLS

Call Number

516

WAL

Call Number

540

GOR

600’s – 699’s Applied Sciences

You will find books about . . .

Pets

Construction

Medicine

Farming

600’s – 699’s Applied Sciences

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

630

DIC

Call Number

636.088

AUC

Call Number

610.69

HAY

Call Number

624

WAL

700’s – 799’s Fine Arts

You will find books about . . .

Music

Painting

Sports

Photography

700’s – 799’s Fine Arts

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

770

BUC

Call Number

780

ALI

Call Number

704

KIN

Call Number

750

BLI

800’s – 899’s Literature

You will find books about . . .

Poetry

Plays

Riddles

Literature

800’s – 899’s Literature

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

808.8

GRE

Call Number

811

PRE

Call Number

811

LEW

Call Number

812

ACT

900’s – 999’s History & Geography

You will find books about . . .

Historical

Events

Countries

States

Travel

900’s – 999’s History & Geography

Books you will find . . .

Call Number

973

KAL

Call Number

949.507

Call Number

921

FRA

Call Number

975.8

FRA

Doing the Dewey

First click on the link below:

Now let’s have some fun! Click on the links below to play “Dewey” games:

Dewey Concentration Game

Dewey Challenge Game

Where in the Library Is My Book?

Fiction or Nonfiction

Can You Do the Dewey?

References

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Ah, Music. (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2013, from Title Peek website: http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000106&isbn=9780060287191&appid=4

Alexander. (n.d.). Where in the Library is my book? Retrieved March 26, 2013, from Quia website: http://www.quia.com/jg/1938737.html

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Can You Do the Dewey. (n.d.). Retrieved March 26, 2013, from Middletown Thrall Library website: http://www.thrall.org/dewey/

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Come Look with Me: Enjoying Art with Children [Photograph]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000106&isbn=0934738769&appid=4

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Cutler, B. (n.d.). Fiction or Nonfiction. Retrieved March 26, 2013, from Quia website: http://www.quia.com/pop/39360.html

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