Dewey Decimal Classification System

Vocabulary:  Classification, Nonfiction

The Real Melvil Dewey – American Library Pioneer


The Funny Pretend Melvil Dewey

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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