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The Dewey Decimal System

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  • The Dewey Decimal System
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  • Books are grouped or organized in a special way so that we can easily find the books we need in a library. Libraries
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  • Two Kinds of Books Books in the library are organized into two groups: FictionNon-fiction
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  • Fiction or Non-fiction? Fiction books are books that are make-believe or not factual. Non-fiction books are books that are based on facts.
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  • FictionNon-fiction Genres Mystery Science Fiction Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Adventure Comedy Sports Animals Upper Fiction (chapter books) Easy Fiction (picture books and easy chapter books) 000s General Works 100s Philosophy and Psychology 200s Religion 300s Social Sciences 400s Language 500s Science 600s Technology 700s Arts and Recreation 800s Literature 900s History and Geography How Books are Organized in a Media Center or Library
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  • Fiction Books Fiction books are organized in ABC order by the authors last name. FIC SHA FIC BRUFIC ADL
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  • Non-fiction Books Non-fiction books are organized by subjects and grouped by call numbers. Call numbers come from something called the Dewey Decimal System.
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  • 000s General Works 100s Philosophy and Psychology 200s Religion 300s Social Sciences 400s Language The Dewey Decimal System
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  • 500s Science 600s Technology 700s Arts and Recreation 800s Literature 900s History and Geography
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  • 000s-General Works Books that fit in this group have many different subjects in them. 001.944 Cox 025.5 San001.9 Bar
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  • 000s can be grouped into even smaller categories within the 000s. 000 Computer Science 010 Bibliographies 020 Library and Information Sciences 030 Encyclopedias and Books of Facts 050 Magazines 060 Associations, Organizations and Museums 070 Newspapers 080 General collections in different languages 090 Manuscripts and Rare Books
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  • 100s-Philosophy and Psychology Books in this group tell about how we think and feel. 152.4 Joh 152.4 Tes
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  • 100s Categories 100 Philosophy 110 Metaphysics (Space and Time) 120 Epistemology (What People Know) 130 Parapsychology (Ghosts) 140 Schools of Philosophy 150 Psychology 160 Logic (How People Think) 170 Ethics (Good vs. Bad) 180 Ancient, medieval, and Eastern Philosophy 190 Modern Western Philosophy
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  • 200s-Religion Books in this group tell about different religions or stories from the Bible. 200 BUL292 Osb
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  • 200s Categories 200 Religion 210 Natural Theology 220 Bible 230 Christianity 240 Christian Morals and Devotional Theology 250 Christian Activities (Preaching) 260 Christian and Social Theology 270 Christian Church History 280 Christian Denominations 290 Other Religions
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  • 300s-Social Sciences Books in this group tell about how people live together. 371 NEL323.6 HAM
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  • Fairy tales, fables, tall tales and folk tales are also placed in the 300s. 398.2 Osb 398.2 Bre
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  • 300s Categories 300 Social Sciences 310 Statistics of Different Continents 320 Political Science 330 Economics (Money) 340 Law 350 Government 360 Social Services (Police, Firemen) 370 Education 380 Commerce (Buying and Selling) 390 Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
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  • 400s-Language Books in this group are about different languages or grammar. 419 FLO428.1 Cle
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  • 400s Categories 400 Language 410 Linguistics (Writing and Phonics) 420 English (Grammar and Dictionaires) 430 German 440 French 450 Italian 460 Spanish 470 Latin 480 Greek 490 Other Languages
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  • 500s-Science Books in this group are about things from nature. 597.96 Bro 523.8 Jef
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  • 500s Categories 500 Science 510 Mathematics 520 Astronomy (Stars, Planets) 530 Physics 540 Chemistry 550 Earth Science 560 Paleontology (Dinosaurs) 570 Life Sciences 580 Plants 590 Zoology (Animals)
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  • 600s-Technology This group has books that are about man-made things. 629.224 Poo 636.7 Eva
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  • 600s Categories 600 Technology (The way things work) 610 Medicine 620 Engineering (Cars, trucks, ships) 630 Agriculture (gardening, farming, pets) 640 Home Economics and Family Living 650 Management (Working in an office) 660 Chemical Engineering (Foods and Drinks) 670 Manufacturing (Making products to sell) 680 Manufacturing for Specific Uses 690 Building (How buildings are made)
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  • 700s-Arts and Recreation Books in this group are about things we do for fun. 796.6 McC 743 Ame
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  • 700s Categories 700 Arts 710 Landscape Art 720 Architecture 730 Sculpture 740 Drawing 750 Painting and Paintings 760 Graphic Arts 770 Photography and Photographs 780 Music 790 Recreational and Performing Arts
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  • 800s-Literature Books in this group are stories, plays, poetry, or jokes. 811 MOO 811 APP
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  • Fiction books used to be put in the 800s because they are stories, but soon there were so many fiction books that they had to be separated into their own section.
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  • 800s Categories 800 Literature 810 American Literature (Poems, short stories, plays, jokes) 820 Old English Literature 830 German Literature 840 French Literature 850 Italian Literature 860 Spanish Literature 870 Latin Literature 880 Greek Literature 890 Literature of Other Languages
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  • 900s-History and Geography Books in this group tell about events of the past and places in the world. 940.1 Hop 998.9 DON
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  • 921-Biography Books in this group tell about real people and their lives. 921 Dis 921 Ear
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  • 900s Categories 900 History 910 Geography and Travel (Atlases) 920 Biography 930 History of the Ancient World 940 History of Europe 950 History of Asia 960 History of Africa 970 History of North America 980 History of South America 990 General History of Other Areas
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  • The Dewey Decimal Groups 000s General Works 100s Philosophy and Psychology 200s Religion 300s Social Sciences 400s Language 500s Science 600s Technology 700s Arts and Recreation 800s Literature 900s History and Geography
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  • Use the signs on the walls and shelves to help you go to the correction area to find a non-fiction book.
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  • If you cant find what you are looking for, you can always go to the computer and use Destiny to look up a subject.
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  • Use the signs and labels on the shelves to help you locate the section you need.
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  • Keep shelves neat!
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  • Leave only Green Light Shelves when you look for books.
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  • Lets review! What system do we use to organize Non-fiction books in the Media Center? C. The Dewey Decimal System B. The Digestive System A. The Solar System
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  • Who invented the Dewey Decimal System? A. Herman Melville B. Melvil Dewey C. Huey, Dewey and Louie
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  • Numbers in the Dewey Decimal system are known as _______. A. phone numbers B. prime numbers C. call numbers
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  • How many general groups are there in the Dewey Decimal System? A. 10 B. 100s C. 1000s
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  • In what Dewey Group would you find a copy of the Times Herald, our citys newspaper? A. 000s General Works B. 300s Social Sciences C. 900s History and Geography
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  • Fantastic job! Youre a Dewey Decimal Dynamite Detective! Now use what you know to find the books in the Media Center that you need and want to read.
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  • Resources (2004). Scholastic childrens encyclopedia. New York: Scholastic Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0439438160&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0439438160&appid=4 (2005). The beginners Bible: timeless childrens stories. Grand Rapids, MI: Mission City Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=709628&show_all_cr=1&event=EBRN#customer _reviews http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=709628&show_all_cr=1&event=EBRN#customer _reviews Aggasi, M., Ph. D. (2000). Hands are not for hitting. Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781575420776&itm=3 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781575420776&itm=3 Broekel, R. (1982). Snakes. Chicago, IL: Childrens Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0516016490&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0516016490&appid=4 Burdett, J. (1998). Shakespeare can be fun!: Romeo and Juliet for kids. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=1552092445&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=1552092445&appid=4 Capucilli, A. S. (1999). Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! New York: HarperCollins. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780694012213&itm=5 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780694012213&itm=5 Durell, A. (1989). The Diane Goode book of American folk tales and songs. New York : E.P. Dutton. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0525444580&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0525444580&appid=4 Dyer, W.W. (2005). Incredible you!: 10 ways to let your greatness shine through. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781401907822&itm=1 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781401907822&itm=1 Eckart, E. (2002). I can play soccer. New York: Childrens Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0516239694&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0516239694&appid=4
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  • Resources Emberley, E. (1977). Ed Emberley's great thumbprint drawing book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0316236683&appid=4http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0316236683&appid=4 Evans, M. (1992). Puppy: a practical guide to caring for your puppy. New York: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=1564581276&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=1564581276&appid=4 Fanelli, S. (2002). Mythological monsters of Ancient Greece. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0763619078&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0763619078&appid=4 Galdone. P. (1975). The gingerbread boy. New York: Clarion. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0899191630&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0899191630&appid=4 Heller, R. (1990 ). Merry-go-round: a book about nouns. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0448400855&appid=4http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0448400855&appid=4 Kent, D. (2003). Sign Language. New York: F. Watts. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=053112018X&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=053112018X&appid=4 Killion, B. Dewey did it!. PowerPoint. Retrieved October 19, 2007, from http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/grammar/users/killion/library_catalog_&_organization.htm http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/grammar/users/killion/library_catalog_&_organization.htm Martin, P. The library at pppst.com. Retrieved November 11, 2007, from http://www.pppst.com/library.htmlhttp://www.pppst.com/library.html Mayer, M. (2006). Just so thankful. New York: HarperCollins. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9780060539504&z=y http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9780060539504&z=y McGovern, A. (1992). If you lived in Colonial times. New York: Scholastic. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=059045160X&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=059045160X&appid=4
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  • Resources Morse, J.C. (2005). Scholastic book of world records, 2006. New York: Scholastic Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0439755182&appid=4http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0439755182&appid=4 Nason, R. (2005). The Jewish faith. North Mankato, MN : Cherrytree Books. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=1842343416&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=1842343416&appid=4 Peterson, D. (1998). Australia. New York: Childrens Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0516207652&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0516207652&appid=4 Radford, D. (1994). Building machines and what they do. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1564023648/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/103-4689967-5045450http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1564023648/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/103-4689967-5045450 Rotner, S. (2003). Lots of feelings. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780761323778&itm=1 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780761323778&itm=1 Sidman, J. (20006). Meow ruff: a story in concrete poetry. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=9780618448944&appid=4http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=9780618448944&appid=4 Sprin, M.S. (2004 ). I am the turkey. New York: Harper Collins. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=9780060532307&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=9780060532307&appid=4 Thomas & Sydenham. (2003). Melvil Dewey: a bigraphy. Retrieved November 11, 2007 from http://www.kidcyber.com.au/deweybio1.htm http://www.kidcyber.com.au/deweybio1.htm Tomecek, S. (2003). Stars. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0792269551&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0792269551&appid=4 Trumbauer, L. (2005). Living in a city. Mankato, MN.: Capstone Press. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=9780736836302&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=9780736836302&appid=4 Yorke, M. (1998). Beastly tales: yeti, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster. New York: DK Publishers. Retrieved November 7, 2007, from http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0789429624&appid=4 http://titlepeek.fsc.follett.com/tp/query?action=3&subnumber=1000407&isbn=0789429624&appid=4
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  • GPS and QCC Resources Georgia Department of Education: Georgia Standards. (2006). Retrieved November 10, 2007, from http://www.georgiastandards.org/ http://www.georgiastandards.org/ Georgia Department of Education. QCC Standards & Resources. (2005). Retrieved November, 10, 2007, from http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/qcc/ http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/qcc/ Normak, H. (2007). Graphic Garden. Retrieved June 1, 2007 from http://graphicgarden.com.http://graphicgarden.com Microsoft office online: clipart and media. (2007). Retrieved November 11, 2007, from http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us Clipart Resources