The Dewey Decimal System
(DDS)It is a proprietary library classification system first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876.
The Dewey Decimal
Classification is the
most widely used library
organization system in the
900 HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
The Caveman’s Guide to the
Dewey Decimal System
000's GENERAL WORKS
Information I need to know before I begin.
These are books which contain information on many subjects such as
encyclopedias and other reference books.
Examples: Almanacs, Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, News Media and Journalism.
100's PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY
Who am I? (Man thinks about himself)
Examples: Feelings, Emotions, Humankind and Theory of Philosophy
Human KindTheory of Philosophy
Who made me? (Man thinks about God.)
Examples: Bible Stories, Christianity, Buddhism and Creation
300's SOCIAL SCIENCE
Who is the man (or woman) in the next cave?
(Man thinks about other
people.Examples: Careers, Folk Tales, Family and Political Science
Folk Tales Political Science
How can I make that man
understand me? (Man learns to communicate with others
through words.) Examples: Grammar, Sign Language, Foreign Language and English
500's NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
How can I understand nature
and the world about me? (Man learns to understand nature on the land, in the
sea, and in the sky.)Examples: Planets, Animals, Weather and Algebra
600's MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY
How can I use what I know about nature?
(Primitive man learned about fire and how to make
weapons. He learned through the ages about the
wheel, about medicine, planting crops, cooking food, building bridges, and how to make all the things we use.)
Examples: Computers, Health, Farming and Nutrition
700's ARTS AND RECREATION
How can I enjoy my leisure time?
(By this time, primitive man had more time to
do the things he enjoyed. He learned how to paint pictures
and to create music.)
Examples: Drawings, Sports, Crafts and Games
How can I give my children a record of
man's heroic deeds? (Man became a storyteller. He created fables,
poetry, and plays about his ancestors and the people he knew. Later, man
recorded these stories for all people
Examples: Poetry and Plays
900's HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
How can I leave a record for men of the
future? (Man began to write about events that had
occurred everywhere, and about people who had participated in these
Examples: Biographies, Countries, States and Travels
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