Dewey Classification System was
invented in 1876 by an American librarian called Melvil Dewey. It is
used for most non-fiction books and classifies books into 10 major areas.
Fiction books are not usually given Dewey numbers, but there are some places in
the system where fiction can be found.
References: General knowledge, Encyclopedia,
Almanac, Atlas, World records.
& Psychology- How the mind
works:Books about mysteries, strange
happenings, feelings, senses, dreams, ideas.
•200- Religion: Books about religions and beliefs.
Science- Everyday Life: Books about how a
community works, schools, laws, government, jobs, transport, myths, legends,
fairytales, folktales, education, holidays and festivals.
•400- Words &
Language: Dictionaries, thesaurus, idioms,
English, and other learning languages.
•500 - Natural
Science & Mathematics: Books about space
and planets, weather, plants, flowers, tree, animals, birds, insects, fish,
mammals, rocks, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics.
Science & Technology- How things work:
Books about farming, pets, cooking, food, machine, invention, electronics,
health, medicine, human body, buildings.
•700- Arts and Recreation: Books about music, dancing, sports, games, riddles,
arts & crafts.
•800- Literature: Rhymes, jokes, plays, poems.
•900- History &
Geography: Books about the countries of the
world, travel, history events, Biography.