Monday, August 30, 2004

Demystifying Dewey

Mystified by the Dewey Decimal Classification? In order to navigate the non-fiction section at Katonah Village Library with ease, you may want to try one or more of these websites to understand Melvil Dewey's classification system better.

Oregon School Library
Gallaudet University
Duke Libraries

In use for more than 100 years, most public libraries use Dewey to organize their non-fiction books (fiction fits into Dewey, but at Katonah, as in most public libraries, we organize fiction alphabetically by author in a separate section).