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Dewey Decimal Classification System

The Dewey Decimal Classification system is a tool used by many libraries to arrange items on a shelf by subject. It is widely used by public and school libraries to organize their collections.

In the Alvin Sherman Library, the Dewey Decimal System is used for the children's and young adult collections. Most other collections in the Alvin Sherman Library, including all other circulating books and the reference collection, use the Library of Congress Classification System. Sound recordings (compact discs and cassettes) are classified by ANSCR, the Alpha-Numeric System for Collections of Recordings.

Commonly requested call numbers:

American History
973
College Information 378
Computers 001.6, 621.381952, 629.895, 651.842, 658.0542
Education 370's
Everglades 500.9, 574.5, 917.59, 975.9
Florida - travel 917.59
Florida - history 975.96
Football 796.332
Gardening
635
History (general world) 909
Law 340's
Medical (general) 612-618
Psychology 150's
Terrorism 320-322, 364.1
World War I 940.3
World War II 940.53

 

Dewey Classification Summary

Click on subject heading links for more detailed breakdown and call numbers within classification section.

000  
000 Computers, Internet & systems
010 Bibliographies
020 Library & information science
030 Encyclopedias & books of facts
040 Special topics
050 Magazines, journals & serials
060 Associations, organizations & museums
070 Journalism, publishing & news media
080 Quotations
090 Manuscripts & rare books
   
100  
100 Philosophy
110 Metaphysics
120 Epistemology
130 Paranormal phenomena: Astrology, parapsychology & the occult
140 Philosophical schools of thought
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
190 Modern western philosophy
   
200  
200 Religion
210 Philosophy & theory of religion
220 The Bible
230 Christianity & Christian theology
240 Christian practice & observance
250 Christian pastoral practice & religious orders
260 Church organization, social work & worship
270 History of Christianity
280 Christian denominations & sects
290 Other & comparative religions
   
300  
300 Social sciences
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  
400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English & Anglo-Saxon 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 languages
490 Other languages
500  
500 Science
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth sciences & geology
560 Fossils & prehistoric life
570 Biology & life sciences
580 Plants (Botany)
590 Animals (Zoology)
   
600  
600 Technology
610 Medicine
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture
640 Home & family management
650 Management & public relations
660 Chemical engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacturing specific products
690 Building & construction
   
700  
700 Arts
710 Landscape architecture
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork
740 Drawing & decorative arts
750 Painting
760 Graphic arts
770 Photography
780 Music
790 Sports, games & entertainment
   
800  
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  
900 Geography & History
910 Geography & travel
920 Biography, genealogy, insignia
930 History of the ancient world (to ca. 499 A.D.)
940 History of Europe (ca. 500 A.D.- )
950 History of Asia
960 History of Africa
970 History of North America
980 History of South America
990 History of other regions

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