The Dewey Decimal System
Using Dewey to find non-fiction resources
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1. Dewey's 10 main subject groups
Complete the following table using the signs on the end of our shelves:
2. Call Number - the Dewey number given to each non-fiction book in the library
Again using the numbers on the ends of our shelves, write down the Dewey subject area for each book
|Author||Title and date published||Call number||Dewey subject area|
|Sparrow, Giles||Asteroids, comets and Meteors, 2001||523.5||520 Astronomy|
|Alexander, Jenny||Bullies, Big Mouths and So-called Friends, 2003||371.583|
|Turner, Steve||Dad, You're Not Funny and other poems, 1999||821|
|Maynard, Chris||Trains, 2001||625.2|
|Walker, June||100 Things You Should Know About Knights and
|Lawrenson, Diana||Inside the Australian Ballet, 1999||792.809|
3. Finding books on the shelf.
Use the library catalogue to find two non-fiction books on different subjects (for example - Pets and Ancient Egypt). Complete the following table and try to find your books on the shelf. Bring your books to show your teacher.
|Author||Title and date published||Call Number||Dewey subject area|
Finding fiction books in the library
Fiction books are organised alphabetically on the library shelves. The call number of each book is based on the first three letters of the author's surname.
Write the call numbers for each of these novels.
|Anderson, Rachel||Paper Faces, 2002|
|Alan, Gibbons||Shadow of the Minotaur, 2000|
|French, Simon||Where in the World, 2002|
|Herrick, Steven||The Simple Gift, 2000|
|Clarke, Judith||Wolf on the Fold, 2000|
|Feinberg, Anna||Borrowed Light, 1999|