Dewey Browse was originally created by Gail Grainger, now a retired New Hampshire School Librarian.
It was redesigned and now maintained by Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford High School Librarian in New Hampshire.
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is a general knowledge organization tool that is continuously revised to keep pace with knowledge. The system was conceived by Melvil Dewey in 1873 and was first published in 1876. The DDC is published by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. OCLC owns all copyright rights in the Dewey Decimal Classification, and licenses the system for a variety of uses (taken from OCLC).
The ten main classes are represented by the first digit. You can browse all of the Dewey categories above.
000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Arts & recreation
900 History & geography
The Dewey Decimal System may or may not be alive and well in your library. Are you a librarian? Considering ditching Dewey or moving to Dewey Lite? Here are a few resources to help you decide what is best for your collection.
Regardless of what you choose, browsing Dewey online IS a useful resource for you and your students! Browsing Dewey can inspire students to explore a new section of the library.
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