The Dewey Decimal System
Many years ago, a man named Melvil Dewey devised a numbering system for classifying books. This system — named in his honor as the Dewey Decimal System — has been adopted by libraries all over the world. It organizes information into 10 broad areas, which are broken into smaller and smaller topics. Different topics are assigned numbers, known as "call numbers."
Helpful review sites for learning the 10 Dewey Decimal Classes:
A list of some of the information you can find in the different Dewey Decimal areas, appears below:
000-099 General Knowledge
Almanacs, Encyclopedias, Libraries, Museums, Newspapers ...
100-199 Psychology and Philosophy
Death & Dying, Ethics, Feelings, Logic, Making Friends, Optical Illusions, Superstitions ...
200-299 Religions and Mythology
Amish, Bible Stories, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Quakers, Shakers ...
300-399 Social Sciences and Folklore
Careers, Customs, Environment, Families, Government, Manners, Money, Recycling ...
400-499 Languages and Grammar
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Sign Language, Spanish ...
500-599 Math and Science
Animals, Biology, Chemistry, Dinosaurs, Fish, Geology, Insects, Physics, Planets, Plants ...
600-699 Medicine and Technology
Computers, Engineering, Farming, Health, Human Body, Manufacturing, Nutrition, Cooking
700-799 Arts & Recreation
Architecture, Crafts, Drawing, Games, Jokes, Music, Puppets, Songbooks, Sports ...
Literature, Plays, Poetry, Shakespeare, Writing ...
900-999 Geography and History
Biographies, Countries, Native Americans, States, Travel, Wars ...
Use this web site to help make searching easier. All Web Sites are classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for Grades K-12.
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