• The Dewey Decimal System

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    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:


    Dewey Decimal System Concentration
    Dewey Decimal System Matching
    Dewey Decimal System Flash Cards



    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 ...

    800-899 Literature
    Literature, Plays, Poetry, Shakespeare, Writing ...

    900-999 Geography and History
    Biographies, Countries, Native Americans, States, Travel, Wars ...

    92 Biographies


    Dewey Browse

    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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    Librarian
    Chesterfield School
    Chesterfield, NH







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