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The Dewey Decimal System

The Dewey Decimal Classification System, invented by Melvil Dewey in 1873, is used to organize books and other nonfiction materials in the library.

 

000 - Computer science, information & general works 010 - Bibliographies
020 - Library and information sciences
030 - Encyclopedias & books of facts
040 - Unassigned
050 - Magazines, journals & serials
060 - Associations, organizations & museums
070 - News media, journalism & publishing
080 - Quotations
090 - Manuscripts & rare books
100 - Philosophy & psychology 110 - Metaphysics
120 - Epistemology
130 - Parapsychology & occultism
140 - Philosophical schools of thought
150 - Psychology
160 - Logic
170 - Ethics
180 - Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
190 - Modern western philosophy
200 - Religion 210 - Philsophy & theory of religion
220 - The Bible
230 - Christianity & Christian theology
240 - Christian practice & observance
250 - Christian pastoral practice & religious orders
260 - Christian organization, social work & worship
270 - History of Christianity
280 - Christian denominations
290 - Other religions
300 - Social sciences, sociology & anthropology 310 - Statistics
320 - Political science
330 - Economics
340 - Law
350 - Public administration & military science
360 - Social problems & social services
370 - Education
380 - Commerce, communications & transportation
390 - Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
400 - Language 410 - Linguistics
420 - English & Old English languages
430 - German & related languages
440 - French & related languages
450 - Italian, Romanian & related languages
460 - Spanish & Portuguese languages
470 - Latin & Italic languages
480 - Classical & modern Greek lanugages
490 - Other Languages
500 - Science 510 - Mathematics
520 - Astronomy
530 - Physics
540 - Chemistry
550 - Earth sciences & geology
560 - Fossils & prehistoric life
570 - Life sciences; biology
580 - Planta (Botany)
590 - Animals (Zoology)
600 - Technology 610 - Medicine & health
620 - Engineering
630 - Agriculture
640 - Home & family management
650 - Management & public relations
660 - Chemical engineering
670 - Manufacturing
680 - Manufacture for specific uses
690 - Building & construction
700 - Arts & Recreation 710 - Landscaping & area planning
720 - Architecture
730 - Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
740 - Drawing & decorative arts
750 - Painting
760 - Graphic arts
770 - Photography & computer art
780 - Music
790 - Sports, games & entertainment
800 - Literature, rhetoric & criticism 810 - American literature in English
820 - English & Old English literatures
830 - German & related literatures
840 - French & related literatures
850 - Italian, Romanian & related literatures
860 - Spanish & Portuguese literatures
870 - Latin & Italic literatures
880 - Classical & modern Greek literatures
890 - Other literatures
900 - History & geography 910 - Geography & travel
920 - Biography & genealogy
930 - History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
940 - History of Europe
950 - History of Asia
960 - History of Africa
970 - History of North America
980 - History of South America
990 - History of other areas

 


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