What's Your Favorite Non-Fiction Section?
Imagine walking into a room filled with shelves, all packed with books in no specific order. Imagine trying to find the one book you want! That's what happened every day to Melvil Dewey, an American librarian who lived from 1851 to 1931. Dewey was so unhappy trying to help people find books that he invented the Dewey Decimal System of Classification, which is still used in libraries today. What's your favorite nonfiction section of the library?
Dewey Decimal System
|000-099||General Works (encyclopedias, magazines, almanacs)|
|100-199||Philosophy and Psychology|
|200-299||Religion and Mythology|
|500-599||Math and Science|
|600-699||Medicine and Technology|
|700-799||Arts and Entertainment|
|900-999||History and Geography|