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2 Moorestown Friends School Library NEXT

3 How to find your way around the library…. “Outside of a dog, a man’s best friend is a book; Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” - Groucho Marx NEXT

4 By the end of this tutorial, you should understand: the concept of the Dewey Decimal system and subject headings what a call number is and how it functions the concept of a bibliographic record where to find materials in the MFS library how to check out a book if no one is available to do it for you where to go to ask for help how to access the MFS library from home NEXT

5 The MFS Library is organized by the DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM NEXT

6 The Dewey Decimal system organizes information by subject. There are 10 main categories of subject areas. 000 Generalities 100 Philosophy 200 Religion 300 Social Sciences 400 Language 500 Natural Science 600 Technology & Applied Science 700 The Arts 800 Literature 900 Geography NEXT

7 Each Category is broken down into 10 subcategories 000 Generalities 100 Philosophy 200 Religion 300 Social Sciences 400 Language 500 Natural Sciences & Math 600 Technology & Applied Science 700 The Arts 800 Literature 900 Geography 500 Natural Sciences & Math 510 Math 520 Astronomy 530 Physics 540 Chemistry 550 Earth Sciences 560 Paleontology 570 Life Sciences 580 Plants 590 Animals NEXT

8 Each subcategory is broken down into 10 more categories, and so on. 500 Natural Sciences & Math 530 Physics 531 Classical mechanics Solid mechanics 532 Fluid mechanics Liquid mechanics 533 Gas mechanics 534 Sound & related vibrations 535 Light & para photic phenomena 536 Heat 537 Electricity & electronics 538 Magnetism 539 Modern Physics 500 Natural Sciences & Math 510 Math 520 Astronomy 530 Physics 540 Chemistry 550 Earth sciences 560 Paleontology 570 Life sciences 580 Plants 590 Animals 520 Astronomy & allied sciences 521 Celestial mechanics 522 Techniques, equipment, materials 523 Specific celestial bodies & phenomena 524 Not assigned or no longer used 525 Earth (Astronomical geography) 526 Mathematical geography 527 Celestial navigation 528 Ephemerides 529 Chronology NEXT

9 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #1: “Heat” is assigned the Dewey Number ______. It is a sub-topic of subcategory_________ (Subject Name), which is a sub-category of ________ (Subject Name) category, which is designated by the general Dewey classification number _____. (earn possible $4) 530 Physics 531 Classical mechanics Solid mechanics 532 Fluid mechanics Liquid mechanics 533 Gas mechanics 534 Sound & related vibrations 535 Light & paraphotic phenomena 536 Heat 537 Electricity & electronics 538 Magnetism 539 Modern Physics TEN General Dewey Classifications 000 Generalities 100 Philosophy 200 Religion 300 Social Sciences 400 Language 500 Natural Science 600 Technology & Applied Science 700 The Arts 800 Literature 900 Geography NEXT

10 Each book is assigned a call number based on its subject. Find the book’s call number here NEXT

11 The call number can be thought of as the book’s address in the library. Use it to locate the book in the library. It works just like a street address: Each part of the call number means something…. NEXT

12 Call Number = Book’s Address F GOR F = Fiction (located in Upper School fiction) GOR = First three letters of author’s last name 510 EIN 510 = Dewey Decimal Number (located in US stacks) EIN = First three letters of author’s last name or first three letters of title if work has an editor rather than an author REF 910 FRE REF = Reference –intershelved with US nonfiction on 3 freestanding stacks across from the computer lab 910 = Dewey Decimal Number FRE = First three letters of author’s last name or first three letters of title if work has an editor rather than an author Anatomy of a Call Number J952 STE J =Juvenile - located in Lower School area of library 952 = Dewey Decimal Number STE = First three letter of author’s last name 811 BES Video 811 = Dewey Decimal Number (located in US stacks) BES = First three letter of author’s last name Video = Located on US video shelves NEXT

13 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #2: The call number is made up of a number and three letters. A. The number is the Dewey Decimal number. On what basis is this number assigned to a book? B. What do the three letters represent? C. The call number is useful because_______. (earn possible $3) NEXT

14 To find where the books are located use this map. Reference & Nonfiction Fiction Middle School Fiction Easy Readers & Picture books Quaker Books Periodicals J Fiction & Nonfiction Circulation New Books NEXT

15 OR Use the following pictures to help you find the different areas of the library. NEXT

16 Upper School Stacks* Short Story Collection & Fiction on wooden shelving and along the blue wall *(shelving) NEXT

17 Nonfiction & Reference Books are shelved in Dewey Decimal order on freestanding stacks. Guides at the end of the stacks show you which Dewey numbers can be found on them NEXT

18 Reference books, designated by REF are interfiled with nonfiction books. NEXT

19 Graphic novels are shelved on the display shelf by the next to the library computers. (Graphic novels are a form of comic books.) NEXT

20 Quaker Collection MFS Library has a special collection of Quaker books, located by the couches. NEXT

21 Middle School Fiction (call number is MF) is located across from circulation desk. There are often books in MF that will be of interest to US students. NEXT

22 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #3: The call number beginning with REF indicates the book will be found on the ____The shelves across from the circulation desk. ____The Shelves next to the soft seating area. ____ The Shelves along the wall by the MS hallway. ____ The 3 freestanding stacks across from the computer labs. (earn possible $1) NEXT

23 DVDs Ask at desk. These are stored in library workroom. NEXT

24 Audio Books & Playaways are shelved across from the circulation desk. Playaways are MP3 players loaded with an audio recording of a book. NEXT The library has an audio book for almost every book assigned in English classes.

25 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #4: What is a playaway? _________________ Where are playaways shelved? __________ (earn possible $2) NEXT

26 Atlases are behind the Middle School fiction shelves NEXT

27 There are several dictionaries in the library. The newest unabridged dictionary is on a stand in a carrel next to the windows near the library computers. Webster's Third New International Dictionary NEXT

28 Periodicals Current periodicals and several back issues are shelved along classroom wall. The back issues are behind the slanted shelf. Newspapers are on the shelf across from them. NEXT

29 Lower School Stacks Located across from the bathrooms, near the green wall. LS books are designated with a J or E in the call number. NEXT

30 Picture Books & Easy Readers are in the “blue room” behind Middle School fiction section. NEXT

31 Here you can ask for help, check out books, pick up interlibrary loan books, return books. Circulation / Reference Desk NEXT

32 The Copy Machine Is free for students to use for school related copying only. It is located next to the OPAC stations by the Middle School Fiction shelves. NEXT

33 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #5: The name of the desk where you can check out a book or ask for help is called the _____________. (earn possible $1) NEXT

34 How to check out a book when no one is at the desk to help you NEXT

35 Find the manual checkout clipboard on the circulation desk. It’s usually near the computer. NEXT

36 Find the barcode number on the book. The barcode label is located on the back cover, top right corner. The barcode number is below the barcode Ralph’s secret weapon NEXT

37 Write the date, your name, and the barcode number on the manual check-out form NEXT

38 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #6: What are the 3 pieces of information you need to provide when you check out a book manually? _____________. (earn possible $3) NEXT

39 Remember to Ask for Help! NEXT

40 Mrs. Reilly, Mrs. Griffis, Mrs. Alterman are the librarians. Please be sure to ask - you can knock on the office doors - for help. That’s what we are here for! Mrs. GriffisMrs. AltermanMrs. Reilly NEXT

41 FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE QUESTION #7: What should you do if you can’t find what you are looking for? ______________________ (earn possible $1) NEXT

42 You have completed the MFS Library Tutorial of the FOX HUNT INFORMATION CHALLENGE Bring your MFS Library Tutorial answer sheet to the Judge. Possible Diller Dollars earned: $15

43 The End


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