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# How do I read a DDC call number?

## How do I read a DDC call number?

Reading a Dewey Decimal Call Number

1. Books are arranged sequentially. The first number of a Dewey Decimal call number indicates the general class the call number falls within.
2. Numbers following the first 3 numbers. The numbers define the subject of the book.
3. The Cutter Number is the next set of numbers.

## What is 590 in the Dewey Decimal System?

DEWEY SUPPORTS THE “DISCIPLINE” Within its groupings, biology classifies according to increasing complexity, and DDC follows the biology discipline’s classification system, so cellular life and its Kingdoms are in 570, the more complex Plant Kingdom is 580, and the most complex Animal Kingdom is 590.

What books are in the 900 Dewey Decimal System?

Dewey Decimal 900 999 Books

• St.
• The Secret School (Paperback)
• The Last Lecture (Kindle Edition)
• Phoebe the Spy (Paperback)
• Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
• Ancient West African Kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, & Songhai (Paperback)
• Africans of the Ghana, Mali, and Songhai Empires (Hardcover)

What are the numbers in the Dewey Decimal System?

The 10 main groups are: 000–099, general works; 100–199, philosophy and psychology; 200–299, religion; 300–399, social sciences; 400–499, language; 500–599, natural sciences and mathematics; 600–699, technology; 700–799, the arts; 800–899, literature and rhetoric; and 900–999, history, biography, and geography.

### What is the Dewey Decimal number for sharks?

590s, Animals – Every bit of the 590s has something fun in it, with mammals under 599, sharks under 597, and ocean life under 593, to name just a few.

### What are the 10 Classification of Dewey Decimal System?

How many digits are in the Dewey Decimal System?

The Dewey Decimal System is a common method of classifying books and publications in libraries. It makes use of digits ranging from 000 to 999, to highlight different fields of knowledge.

How does citation order work in Dewey Decimal System?

For Works by or about an individual author, the citation order is to first class together all the works by or about an author, then secondly to subdivide by the Book Number Scheme. The first component of the call number is accomplished using an abbreviated or modified Dewey class number and an author cutter number.

#### How are books organized before the Dewey Decimal System?

Before the decimal, books are organized in ascending numerical order from 000-999. These three numbers are the Main Class, organized broadly by the subject of the book. Books are also organized in ascending order after the decimal; for instance, a book with the call number 700 (no decimal) would precede 700.01, with 700.10 further along the shelf.

#### Is the Pratt Institute using the Dewey Decimal System?

While most academic libraries use Library of Congress Classifications, Pratt Institute Libraries retained the Dewey Decimal System from its time as a public library. The global library cooperative OCLC provides the following thorough resources for librarians organizing library materials with the Dewey Decimal System: