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Dewey Decimal Classification

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Here is a quick introduction to the Dewey Decimal Classification System http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHiUQb5xg7A

 

Dewey Rap lyrics

 

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

Once upon a time in library land, I was looking for information, man.  Couldn’t find it anywhere.  Books scattered everywhere.  Books over here.  Books over there.  Books everywhere.  Man, I swear.  So I said, “There needs to be organization in the library.”  Use numbers 1, 2, 3, and name that system after me. 

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

My Dewey Decimal System classifies information, son.  My Dewey Decimal System organizes information, son.  My Dewey Decimal System is so very easy to use.  My Dewey Decimal System … here is what you’ve got to do. 

Say 000 (000) Generalities. (like bibliographies)

Say 100 (100) Philosophy.  Psychology. (Oh)

Say 200 (200) Religion. (like the Bible)

Say 300 (300) Social Sciences (like political science)

Say 400 (400) Language (like Spanish)

Say 500 (500) Natural Sciences (like astronomy)

Say 600 (600) Technology (like engineering)

Say 700 (700) Artistic stuff (like photography)

Say 800 (800) Literature (like French literature)

Say 900 (900) Geography.  History. (Oh)

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

But Melvil, can you tell me where to find info on sharks, please?

Yeah.  I can.  No problem.  I type it into my computer and kablam. 

597.3 sharks.

But Melvil, can you tell me where to find info on Italian recipes?

Yeah.  I can.  No problem.  I type it into my computer and kablam. 

641.8 Italian recipes.

But Dewey, can you tell me where to find info on the Titanic, please?

Yeah.  I can.  No problem.  I type it into my computer and kablam. 

910 Titanic history.

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

Hi.  My name is Melvil Dewey.  Nice to meet you.  How you doing?  If you need info, you know where to go.  Go to your library.

 

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