How to Understand the Dewey Decimal System


How to Understand the Dewey Decimal System. The Dewey Decimal System is a logical and
popular book classification system for libraries and schools. You will need Library and understanding of
decimals and numbers. Step 1. Understand that the Dewey Decimal System categorizes
books according to 10 broad classes, including computers, technology, arts, and literature. The Dewey Decimal numbers on the spines of
books are “call numbers.”The book’s Dewey number and the first three letters of the
author’s last name make up the book’s call number. Step 2. Learn the classification within the 10 main
categories, which divide books according to subject matter. For instance, the 700 class, Arts, is subdivided
into 10 divisions, including Drawing, Painting, and Music. Step 3. Consider subdivisions within subdivisions. For example, within 750, Painting, you will
find Color, Symbolism, Religion, and Human Figures. Step 4. Divide the subdivisions into sections. The subdivision of class 700, Arts, includes
the division 750, Painting, which includes 759, Historical, which comprises such sections
as 759.11 (Canadian), 759.13 (American), and 759.2 (British). The decimal in the Dewey Decimal System lets
books be organized into smaller, more precise categories. Step 5. Arrange books numerically on shelves within
the library, according to the Dewey number. Step 6. Scan shelves of similar numeric groupings
to pinpoint a selected book. Dewey numbers range from 001 to 999. Did you know Did you know? The creator of the Dewey Decimal System, Melvil
Dewey, preferred to spell his last name “Dui.”

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21 thoughts on “How to Understand the Dewey Decimal System”

  1. ThomasEyeThink says:

    Do u kno de wey

  2. Chyle Orcullo says:

    Do yu kno de wey of de devhal?

  3. A P says:

    I almost feel like this video was created to deter you from leaning the Dewey Decimal System. The music in the background sounded like spiraling out of control.

  4. El Jabberwacky says:

    Dewey Decimal System… D e w e y… de wey?

  5. Jennifer Gibbs says:

    And I assumed it had something to do with John Dewey!

  6. Snaillo says:

    "tHe dEWey DeCiMaL sYSteM iS an eAsY aNd coMmON PRActiCe in LiBraRieS"

  7. Kazuto2k says:

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    is this correct

  8. Ua Fillerboiii says:

    Dewey Doughnut? (Its a doughnut snack ok?)

  9. Big DogCountry says:

    Needs more Conan.

  10. Maniac Magge says:

    Anybody trying to get hired into a library say ayyo!

  11. Dr. Anthony Wallace DrPH MA BSc says:

    This is some very interesting information.  Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. UNCLE ARTHUR's Magick says:

    question? why do they call the shelving that holds books in a Library Stacks?

  13. HalfMaskSCP says:

    This literally did not help, they ask as if we already know the system, and we are just revising. 😛

  14. JG Alegria says:

    thanks – best Youtube explanation!

  15. •Anna Rebel• says:

    200 Is religion. I think it's obvious.

  16. Valerie Pinard-Jain says:

    1:18 Somebody didn't do a quick shelf-reading before filming? 759.5 Angelico… you are not in the right place!

  17. AnteConfig says:

    Someone in a video I just watched said this is hard stuff. I just googled it and learned this in 10 min.

  18. Vince says:

    I minute in and I'm wondering why Alphabetical order isn't enough

  19. Aaron Kosydar says:

    I haven't been in a library in 20 years. Kind of shame, but seriously. Never understood the system. I just wanted to go where they kept the Jules Verne novels.

  20. Cleanhands says:

    I'm pretty sure Dewy was the great grandfather of Dewy Cocks from the movie Walk The Line.

  21. Jerod Wilson says:

    still confused

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