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Dewey Decimal System

A numerical classification system of books employed by libraries.

The Dewey Decimal System, created by Melvil Dewey, is a reference system that classifies all subjects by number. The numbers in a particular grouping all refer to a designated general topic. For example, the numbers in the 340s concern topics of law. Each new number after the decimal point further subdivides the previous number and the subject it covers.

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The scheme was written by Elizabeth Moys as a thesis to substitute the missing class K for law materials in the Library of Congress Classification, and to improve on the provisions for Law Collections by Dewey Decimal Classification.
While the librarian introduces the concept of Dewey Decimal Classification and its subject categories, she places a category heading on each square (see Fig 2)
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This classic cataloging tool has been updated to include the 22nd edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification, as well as almost 1,000 additional sets of class numbers and corresponding Library of Congress subject headings.
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OCLC accuses the lodging of illegally using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.
Dewey Decimal classification, 22d edition; a study manual and number building guide.
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) (Dewey, Mitchell, Beall, Matthews, & New, 1996) provides several ways to denote a document's form or genre.
This booklet is a concise guide to the basic structure and categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification system," said Joan S.