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Dewey Decimal Classification® Summary


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000 Generalities
Includes: Example: Computers
010 Bibliography
020 Library & Information Science
030 General Encyclopedic works
040 Unassigned
050 General serial publications
Includes: Example: Time, Newsweek, Life
060 General organizations & museology
070 News media, journalism, publishing
080 General collections
090 Manuscripts & rare books
100 Philosophy & psychology
110 Metaphysics
120 Epistemology, causation, humankind
Includes: Example: Perception, Thought, Mind
130 Paranormal phenomena
Includes: Example: Ghosts, ESP, Alien Abduction
140 Specific philosophical schools
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics (Moral philosophy)
180 Ancient, medieval, Oriental philosophy
190 Modern western philosophy
200 Religion
210 Philosophy & theory of religion
220 Bible
230 Christianity   Christian theology
240 Christian moral & devotional theology
250 Christian orders & local church
260 Social & ecclesiastical theology
Includes: Example: Analyzing the church and society
270 History of Christianity & Christian church
280 Christian denominations & sects
290 Comparative religion & other religions

300 Social Science
310 Collections of general statistics
320 Political science
330 Economics
340 Law
350 Public administration & military science
360 Social problems & services; association
370 Education
380 Commerce, communications, transportation
390 Customs, etiquette, folklore
400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English & Old English
430 Germanic languages   German
440 Romance languages   French
450 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
470 Italic languages   Latin
480 Hellenic languages   Classical Greek
490 Other languages
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy & allied sciences
530 Physics
540 Chemistry & allied sciences
550 Earth sciences
Includes: Example: Geology
560 Paleontology   Paleozoology
Includes: Example: Dinosaurs
570 Life sciences   Biology
580 Plants
590 Animals
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
610 Medical sciences   Medicine
Includes: Example: Consumer Health
620 Engineering & allied operations
Includes: Example: Automotive Repair
630 Agriculture & related technologies
Includes: Example: Animal Science, Gardening
640 Home economics & family living
Includes: Example: Cookbooks, Entertaining
650 Management & auxiliary services
Includes: Example: Marketing, Resume Guides
660 Chemical engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacture for specific uses
690 Buildings
700 The Arts   Fine and decorative arts
710 Civic & landscape art
720 Architecture
730 Plastic arts   Sculpture
740 Drawing & decorative arts
750 Painting & paintings
760 Graphic arts   Printmaking & prints
770 Photography & photographs
780 Music
790 Recreational & performing arts
Includes: Example: Theatre, Film
800 Literature
Includes: Example: Style Manuals, Fiction
810 American literature in English
820 English & Old English literatures
830 Literatures of Germanic languages
840 Literatures of Romance languages
850 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic
860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures
870 Italic literatures   Latin
880 Hellenic literatures   Classical Greek
890 Literatures of other languages
  900 Geography & History
910 Geography & travel
Includes: Example: Travel Guides
920 Biography, genealogy, insignia
930 History of ancient world to ca. 499
940 General history of Europe
950 General history of Asia   Far East
960 General history of Africa
970 General history of North America
980 General history of South America
990 General history of other areas
 


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