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The Dewey Decimal Classification System

The informational books in our library, as in most libraries of the world, are organized according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. This system of classifying books is named after its founder, Melvil Dewey. The system is based on ten basic divisions:

000- 099 General Works Lots of information in one book or set of books. Encyclopedias, general reference works, computers, codes, and oddities
100-199 Philosophy and Psychology What and how do we think? Optical illusions, brain research, question and answer books.
200-299 Religion and Mythology Who is the creator? Bible stories, religions of the world, Greek myths.
300-399 Social Science How do people communicate and get along? Communication, education, law, sociology, transportation, etiquette, folklore and fairy tales.
400-499 Language What language do you speak? Grammar books, sign language, dictionaries, and picture books in many languages.
500-599 Natural Science What is in this world around us? Experiments, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology, biology, and
dinosaurs. Books on specific animals are also found here.
600-699 Applied Science How do we make nature work for us? Anatomy, medicine, airplanes, space travel, cookbooks and domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, and horses.
700-799 Arts and Recreation What do you do for fun and creativity? Art, artists, how-to-draw books, crafts, origami, music, joke and riddle books, and sports
800-899 Literature We act and read poetry. Poetry, plays and classic literature.
900-999 Geography & History Where do you live? History, geography and travel, atlases, explorers, and multiple biographies* 920

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Biographies and Autobiographies

Books about famous people.

In our library, single biographies are here - Multiple biographies* are in 920*

Sun Cottage Books - I will try to find what you need!

Try it! You'll like this lesson!

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