How do I find my DDC number?

Learn how to search for a DDC number in your local library catalog using WebDewey. From a Schedule record, you can search the DDC number in your local library catalog. By searching the call number index of your OPAC, you can learn whether your collection contains items classed under this number.

How do I find the DDC number for a book?

In a new book, the Library of Congress information is often printed in the front of the book. This is the first place to start. The suggested Dewey number will be at the end of the listing and will be a 3 digit number, possibly followed by a decimal and further digits.

What is 320 in the Dewey Decimal System?

320-329 are the numbers assigned by Dewey to ‘Political Science (Politics and Government)’.

What does a Dewey Decimal call number look like?

Dewey Decimal call numbers are organized as follows: The three numbers before the decimal are the Main Class, organized by the subject of the book. The numbers following the decimal are subdivisions of the main class, organized further by subject and author.

How library books are numbered?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used by libraries to arrange books via subject. Each book is issued a shelfmark number, usually found on the spine of the book, and arranged in numerical order.

What is 398 in the Dewey Decimal System?

Some may argue that there is a bit of truth in all these stories, but I think it would be misleading to simply tell kids that all non-fiction is true. In the world of Dewey Decimal, 398 is where all the folklore and fairy tales hide.

How do you read a library call number?

How to Read Library of Congress Call Numbers

  1. First letters: one, two or three letters that are arranged alphabetically.
  2. First numbers: the first set of numbers are read as whole numbers.
  3. Second letters: are preceded by a decimal point and are arranged alphabetically.
  4. Second numbers: are treated as decimals.

What is book number?

Definition of book number : a combination of letters and figures used to distinguish an individual book from all others having the same library classification number.