Dewey Decimal System

In 1876, Melvil Dewey created the Dewey Decimal System so that all libraries are organized the same way.

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000s - Generalities

Encyclopedias, Atlases, Almanacs, Monsters, Aliens

100s - Philosophy and Psychology

Feelings, Ghosts

200s - Religion

Mythology, Different religions

300s - Social Sciences

Law/police, Military, Trains, Ships, Jobs, Folk and fairy tales, Holidays

400's - Language

Foreign language dictionaries, Sign language

500s - National Sciences and Mathematics

Science fair projects, Planets and stars, Plants, Weather, Dinosaurs, Animals, Birds

600s - Technology and Applied Sciences

Human body and health, Robots, Space Technology, Pets, Cookbooks, Boats, Planes

700s - Arts and Recreation

Crafts, Drawing, Music, Sports, Karate, Magic

800s - Literature

Poetry, Plays

900s - Geography, History and Biography

Travel, Ancient worlds, Pyramids and mummies, Flags, Native Americans, Pilgrims, Famous people