Dewey Classification System
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.
• 000- General References: General knowledge, Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, World records.
• 100- Philosophy & Psychology- How the mind works: Books about mysteries, strange happenings, feelings, senses, dreams, ideas.
• 200- Religion: Books about religions and beliefs.
• 300- Social 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.
• 600- Applied 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.