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Dewey Decimal in a Nutshell

 

Having trouble finding books on the Civil War?

Use this handy guide of basic call numbers to locate some of the most popular nonfiction areas. And of course you are always welcome to ask library staff for help!


000 Generalities
001 UFOs and the Unexplained
004 Computer Science
030 Encyclopedic Works
 
100 Philosophy & Psychology
130 Paranormal Phenomena
135 Dreams & Mysteries
142 Critical Philosophy
150 Psychology
170 Ethics
 
200 Religion
215 Science & Religion
220 Bible
291 Comparative Religion
292 Greek and Roman Mythology
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300 Social Sciences

301 Sociology & Anthropology
310 General Statistics
320 Political Science
340 Law
355 Military Science
362 Child/Substance Abuse
362 Mental Illness
364 Criminology
(for True Crime, check 364.15)
370 Education
390 Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
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400 Language
419 Sign-language, etc.
423 English Dictionaries
425 English Grammar
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500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth Sciences
551 Weather
567 Dinosaurs
574
Habitats
581 Botany
591 Zoology
593 Ocean Life
595 Insects
597 Reptiles & Amphibians
597 Sharks and Fishes
598 Birds
599 Mammals
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600 Technology (Applied Sciences)
608 Invention & Patents
610
Health & Medicine
620 Engineering
621 Transportation
629 Vehicle Repair
629 Space Exploration
630 Agriculture
636
Pets
640 Home Economics & Family Living
641 Cooking
670 Manufacturing
690 Building
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700 The Arts
709 Art History
712 Landscape Architecture
720 Architecture
737 Coin Collecting
738 Ceramics
741 Drawing & Drawings
745 Crafts
747 Interior Decoration
750 Painting & Paintings
759 Artists
778 Photography
780 Music
790 Recreational & Performing Arts
793 Magic Tricks
796 Sports
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800 Literature & Rhetoric
810 American Literature
811 Poetry
(also 818 and 821)
818 Jokes and Riddles
820
British Literature
823 Shakespeare
882 Classical Greek Drama
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900 Geography & History
909 World History
910 Explorers
912 Atlases
929 Genealogy
930 History of Ancient World
940 General History of Europe
950 General History of Asia
960 General History of Africa
970 General History of North America
973 American Civil War
980 General History of South America
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» Alphabetical Subject Guide of Dewey Numbers (Via Appleton Public Library)

 

Last Updated 3/13/09