The Dewey Decimal System (DDC)
How to read call numbers in a public library
DDC works well in smaller libraries, but it isn't specific enough for large, diverse collections.
|DDC has ten major classes|
Tips for finding books using Dewey Decimal call numbers:
- The number before the decimal point is always treated as a whole number.
- The numbers following the decimal point are treated as decimals.
- If another letter appears after the decimal number, it is also arranged first by letter and then by decimal number.
The following books are in the correct order.