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2 The Numbers inNonfiction The Numbers in Nonfiction

3 Recipe for making a nonfiction number: 818 PRE Numbers for subject area First 3 letters of author’s last name Numbers & Letters

4 NUMBERS Now let’s learn more about the NUMBERS in a nonfiction call number.

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6 The Dewey Decimal System is a tool used to sort books into groups or categories

7 This system was invented by a man named He was a librarian who lived long ago.

8 Sorting books by subject, what a

9 ALL There are 10 general groups for sorting ALL of the subjects General means broad, lots of subjects will fit into each group.

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11 The 10 Groups The 10 Groups: General WorksPhilosophy ReligionSocial Studies LanguageScience TechnologyArts and Leisure LiteratureHistory/Geography

12 000s General Works Books that fit in this group have many different subjects in them.

13 Here are some examples:

14 100s Philosophy Books that fit in this group tell about how we think and feel.

15 Here are some examples:

16 200s Religion Books in this group tell about different religions or stories from the bible.

17 Here are some examples:

18 F RIO The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson series (Book 1) by Rick Riordan

19 The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus series (Book 1) by Rick Riordan F RIO

20 300s Social Sciences Books in this group tell about how people live together.

21 300 Social Issues 320Government 330Careers 340Court System 350Military Equipment 360Environmental Issues 370Education 380Transportation 390Holidays & Scary Stories

22 Fairy tales, folk tales, tall tales and myths are also placed (or grouped) in the 300s.

23 Here are some examples:

24 Here are some examples of holiday books:

25 Books about our government are found in the 300s. Books about families are found in the 300s. Books about careers are found in the 300s.

26 Books about trains are found in the 300s. Books about the history of transportation are found in the 300s. Scary stories are found in the 300s.

27 E SHA It’s Christmas,David! by David Shannon

28 811 ANG Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya Angelou

29 400s-Language Books in this group are about different languages or grammar.

30 Here are some examples:

31 500s-Science & Math Books in this group are about things from nature.

32 500Science Experiments 510Mathematics 520Stars, planets, astronomy 530Physical Science - force & motion, electricity, magnetism 540Chemistry, Atoms & Molecules 550Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Weather 560Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Animals 570Forests, Deserts, Mountains, Oceans, Evolution 580Plants & Trees 590Animals & Insects 599Mammals

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35 Books about dinosaurs are ALWAYS found in the 500s and have this call number: Books about snakes are ALWAYS found in the 500s and have this call number: Books about elephants are ALWAYS found in the 500s and have this call number: Snakes as pets: 639.3

36 600s-Technology This group has man-made things that make the world a better place.

37 Inventions! Cooking!Human body! Tractors! Farm Animals! Fire Trucks! Paper Making! Woodworking! Dogs!

38 700s-Arts and Leisure Books in this group are about things we do for fun.

39 Art! Origami! Football! Drawing! Baseball! Camping! Cartoons! Fishing! Crafts!

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41 800s-Literature Books in this group are stories, plays, poetry, and joke & riddle books.

42 Here are some examples:

43 This is the group fiction books were put in long ago when The Dewey Decimal System was first invented.

44 Today we have too many fiction books in our libraries to organize them in this way, so fiction books have their own way of being organized.

45 In order, by author’s last name !

46 900s- History/Geography Books in this group tell about events and places.

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48 Biography-920s This is the biography section that contains books about groups of people.

49 Here are some examples:

50 Knowing these 10 big groups will help make it easier to find the books you want in the nonfiction section.

51 REMEMBER, nonfiction call numbers are placed in number order first, so that means all of the books about the same subject end up near each other on the shelf.

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