Presentation on theme: "Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to the Dewey Decimal System Prepared by Patti Henderson,Media SpecialistSanford Middle School
2 Melvin Dewey Created the Dewey Decimal System Melvin Dewey was born in 1851.He worked in the library while attending Amherst College in 1870.At age 26, he created and published the first edition of the Dewey Decimal System, anonymously. It was titled “Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library”.
3 Dewey Decimal Classifications 000- Computers, Informationand General Reference100 – Philosophy andPsychology200 - Religion300 – Social Sciences400 - Language500 - Science600 - Technology700 – Arts & Recreation800 - Literature900 – History & Geography
4 GeneralitiesThe Generalities classification includes encyclopedias, almanacs, bibliographies, periodicals and journalism books.We often refer to some of these materials as reference books.
5 – PhilosophyPhilosophy is the study of thinking. Examples of some books in our library in this section are:- Psychology in Action – 150-Mysterious Detectives:Psychics – 133- The Left-Handed Book -152
6 – ReligionThe Bible was one of the first books to be printed on the printing press.This classification includes books about all religions.Fact – The Bible was one of the first books printed on the printing press, invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century.
7 – Social SciencesThis category includes materials related to laws, politics, and customs.Some topics in this section are:EducationMilitary ScienceEconomics andLaw
8 – LanguageThe Language category includes books about all languages, not just ours.A few examples from our media center are:-In Other Words – 428-Mad as a Wet Hen -428-The Magic and Mystery ofWords -422
9 ScienceThe Science classification includes books from all areas of science.You might be surprised to see books about mathematics, plants, and animals in this section, as well as books on chemistry, and physics.
10 – TechnologyIn this category we place books about medicine, machines, vehicles, farming, and pets.- Traditional American Farming- Organic Farming- Dog Training- Car Care for DummiesThese are a few examples of books that might be found in the Technology section.
11 – Arts & RecreationInformation on famous painters such as Van Gogh, Picasso, El Greco, and Raphael are housed in this section.Additional topics would be: landscaping, sculpture, photography, music, football, soccer, and ballet.
12 – LiteratureLiterature means writing that have permanent value.Includes nursery rhymes, riddles, and joke books, as well as works by Shakespeare.
13 – Geography & HistoryIn this section you could find books to answer questions like these:What countries fought in the Korean War?What is the smallest continent on earth?Why was the “Draft” started in the United States?
14 What Did We Learn? Who invented the DDS? How Many Main Categories are there in the DDS?Thinking Question -Is it possible for a topic to be shelved in more than one section?
15 Bibliographic Information Dewey Decimal Collection TourSome book titles were pulled from: