How DO WE use the Dewey Decimal System

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Published on July 29, 2009

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The Dewey Decimal System: : The Dewey Decimal System: Who was Dewey, and how DO WE use his system? Learn about the Dewey Decimal System Learn how to search for a book using the Dewey Decimal System Melvil Dewey : Melvil Dewey Was a librarian Created a way to organize books Named the system after himself, the Dewey Decimal System Next page Previous Page Return to Review What is the Dewey Decimal System? : What is the Dewey Decimal System? The Dewey Decimal System keeps books in order by the subject so they are easier to find on the library shelves. Previous Page Next page Return to Review An Address for Books : An Address for Books The library gives each book a special number that serves as the address so people can find books on the shelf, like a mail-carrier finds a house on a street. Previous Page Next page Book Spine : Book Spine The address or number is found on the spine of the book. The spine is the edge of the book that faces out when the book is on the shelf. Previous Page Next page Return to Review The 10 Main Categories : The 10 Main Categories This system organizes information into 10 broad categories. 000 Computers, information, & general refernce 100 Philosophy & psychology200 Religion300 Social sciences400 Language500 Science600 Technology700 Arts & recreation800 Literature900 History & geography Previous Page Next page Return to Review Sub-categories : Sub-categories Each main category is divided into 9 smaller groups called sub-categories. Previous Page Next page Return to Review The 10 Main Categories : The 10 Main Categories This system organizes information into 10 broad categories. 000 Computers, information, & general refernce 100 Philosophy & psychology200 Religion300 Social sciences400 Language500 Science600 Technology700 Arts & recreation800 Literature900 History & geography Example Sub-categories : Example Sub-categories 500 Natural science & mathematics 1) 510 Mathematics 2) 520 Astronomy & allied sciences 3) 530 Physics 4) 540 Chemistry & allied sciences 5) 550 Earth sciences 6) 560 Fossils & prehistoric life 7) 570 Biology & life sciences 8) 580 Plants (Botany) 9) 590 Animals (Zoology) Which section would we look in to find animals? Previous Page Next page Specialized Topics : Specialized Topics Each sub-category is broken down into 9 more even smaller groups called specialized topics. Previous Page Next page Return to Review Example Sub-categories : Example Sub-categories 500 Natural science & mathematics 1) 510 Mathematics 2) 520 Astronomy & allied sciences 3) 530 Physics 4) 540 Chemistry & allied sciences 5) 550 Earth sciences 6) 560 Fossils & prehistoric life 7) 570 Biology & life sciences 8) 580 Plants (Botany) 9) 590 Animals (Zoology) Which section would we look in to find animals? Example Specialized Topics : Example Specialized Topics Let’s use Animals (590) as our example. 591   Zoology 592   Invertebrates 593   Protozoa, Echinodermata, related phyla 594   Mollusca & Molluscoidea 595   Other invertebrates 596   Vertebrata (Craniata, Vertebrates) 597   Cold-blooded vertebrates Fishes 598   Aves (Birds) 599   Mammalia (Mammals) What section would we look in to find mammals? Previous Page Next page Believe it or not : Believe it or not Specialized Topics can be broken down even more by using decimals. There are 9 decimal points. .1 .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .7 .8 .9 Previous Page Next page Example Specialized Topics : Example Specialized Topics Let’s use Animals (590) as our example. 591   Zoology 592   Invertebrates 593   Protozoa, Echinodermata, related phyla 594   Mollusca & Molluscoidea 595   Other invertebrates 596   Vertebrata (Craniata, Vertebrates) 597   Cold-blooded vertebrates Fishes 598   Aves (Birds) 599   Mammalia (Mammals) What section would we look in to find mammals? Examples with 9 Decimal Points : Examples with 9 Decimal Points Let’s continue to use mammals as our example. 599 Mammals 599.1 General Topics in history of mammal 599.2 Marsupials and monotremes 599.3 Misc. orders of mammals 599.4 Bats 599.5 Cetaceans and sea cows 599.6 Ungulates 599.7 Land carnivores 599.8 Primates 599.9 Humans Where would we look to find land carnivores (animals who live on land and eat meat)? Previous Page Next page Smaller Groups with Hundredths : Smaller Groups with Hundredths Each time it is broken into smaller groups (divisions) it becomes more specific 599.74 Feloidea (hyena, etc) 599.75 Cat Family 599.76 Canoidea (racoon, etc) 599.77 Dog 599.78 Bears 599.79 Marine Carnivores Where would we find dogs? Previous Page Next page Even Smaller Groups with Thousandths : Even Smaller Groups with Thousandths Dogs can be broken down even more. 599.773 Grey and red wolves 599.775 Foxes (red) 599.776 Foxes of genera (Arctic and gray) Where would we look for wolves? Previous Page Next page Do We Always Use Dewey? : Do We Always Use Dewey? Do we use the Dewey Decimal System for every book in the library? YES NO Slide 19: Incorrect, The Dewey Decimal System is only used for non-fiction. Slide 20: Correct, The Dewey Decimal System is only used for nonfiction. Non-fiction : Non-fiction Non-fiction is information that is factual and real. Nonfiction can be facts about wolves, the true story of someone’s life (biography), or a recipe to make cookies. Previous Page Next page Return to Review Review : Review Who: Melvil Dewey What: Dewey Decimal System When: Finding non-fiction books Where: Non-fiction section of library Why: Find factual info (non-fiction) How: Look at numbers (categories and subcategories and specialized topics) on label of book spine. Previous Page Next page “How” to Search in more detail. : First, you need to have a subject in mind, whether your teacher assigned it , or you are curious about something. Let’s stick with wolves! Second, type the subject into electronic card catalog. “How” to Search in more detail. Return to title page Previous Page Next page Slide 24: Previous Page Next Page “How” in more detail. : “How” in more detail. Third, locate the call number (Dewey decimal numbers) on computer screen, and copy it down. Previous Page Next page Slide 26: Previous Page Next page “How” in more detail. : “How” in more detail. Fourth, go to the non-fiction section. Fifth, Use the guide numbers on end of shelves to help you find the right row. Previous Page Next page Slide 28: Previous Page Next page “How” in more detail. : “How” in more detail. Sixth, use guide numbers on front of shelves to find the correct shelf. Previous Page Next page Slide 30: Previous Page Next page “How” in more detail. : “How” in more detail. Finally, look at numbers on the spines of the books until you reach the correct book. Take a look at the books on the next slide. Do you see the book we are looking for? Previous Page Next page Slide 32: Previous Page Next page Slide 33: Previous Page Next page Slide 34: Previous Page Return to beginning The Dewey Decimal System: Who was Dewey, and why DO WE use his system? : The Dewey Decimal System: Who was Dewey, and why DO WE use his system? Created by Katherine Toriello Media Coordinator Sugg/Bundy Elementary Schools Pitt County Schools Farmville, NC 27858 Torielk.sb@pitt.k12.nc.us 7/28/09 Previous Page Return to Beginning

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