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Dewey Numbers: Home

A holding place for all Dewey classifications to be used on education LibGuides

Dewey Main Classes

The Ten Main Classes of Dewey

000 • Computer science, general works, and information

100 • Philosophy and psychology 

200 • Religion

300 • Social sciences

400 • Language

500 • Science

600 • Technology

700 • Arts and recreation

800 • Literature

900 • History and geography

000 Divisions

000 • Computer science, knowledge, and systems

010 • Bibliographies

020 • Library and information sciences

030 • Encyclopedias and books of facts

050 • Magazines, journals, and serials

060 • Associations, organizations, and museums

070 • News media, journalism, and publishing

080 • Quotations

090 • Manuscripts and rare books

100 Divisions

100 • Philosophy

110 • Metaphysics

120 • Epistemology

130 • Parapsychology and occultism

140 • Philosophical schools of thought

150 • Psychology

160 • Philosophical logic

170 • Ethics

180 • Ancient, medieval, and Eastern philosophy

190 • Modern western philosophy

200 Divisions

200 • Religion

210 • Philosophy and theory of religion

220 • The Bible

230 • Christianity

240 • Christian practice and observance

250 • Christian orders and local church

260 • Social and ecclesiastical theology

270 • History of Christianity

280 • Christian denominations

290 • Other religions

300 Divisions

300 • Social sciences, sociology, and anthropology

310 • Statistics

320 • Political sciences

330 • Economics

340 • Law

350 • Public administration and military science

360 • Social problems and social sciences

370 • Education

380 • Commerce, communications, and transportation

390 • Customs, etiquette, and folklore

400 Divisions

400 • Language

410 • Linguistics

420 • English and Old English languages

430 • German and related languages

440 • French and related languages

450 • Italian, Romanian, and related languages

460 • Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician

470 • Latin and Italic languages

480 • Classical and modern Greek languages

490 • Other languages

500 Divisions

500 • Science

510 • Mathematics

520 • Astronomy

530 • Physics

540 • Chemistry

550 • Earth sciences and geology

560 • Fossils and prehistoric life

570 • Biology

580 • Natural history of plants

590 • Natural history of animals

600 Divisions

600 • Technology

610 • Medicine and health

620 • Engineering

630 • Agriculture

640 • Home and family management

650 • Management and public relations

660 • Chemical engineering

670 • Manufacturing

680 • Manufacturing for specific uses

690 • Construction of buildings

700 Divisions

700 • Arts 

710 • Area planning and landscape architecture

720 • Architecture

730 • Sculpture, ceramics, and metalwork

740 • Graphic arts and decorative arts

750 • Painting

760 • Printmaking and prints

770 • Photography, computer art, film, and video

780 • Music

790 • Sports, games, and entertainment

 

800 Divisions

800 • Literature, rhetoric, and criticism

810 • American literature in English

820 • English and Old English literatures

830 • German and related literatures

840 • French and related literatures

850 • Italian, Romanian, and related literatures

860 • Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician literatures

870 • Latin and Italic literatures

880 • Classical and modern Greek literatures

890 • Other literatures

900 Divisions

900 • History

910 • Geography and travel

920 • Biography and genealogy

930 • History of ancient world (to 499 CE)

940 • History of Europe

950 • History of Asia

960 • History of Africa

970 • History of North America

980 • History of South America

990 • History of other areas

370 Sections • Education

370 • Education

371 • Schools and their activities and special education

372 • Primary education (elementary education)

373 • Secondary education

374 • Adult education

375 • Curricula

378 • Higher education

379 • Public policy issues in education

510 Section • Mathematics

510 • Mathematics

511 • General principles of mathematics

512 • Algebra

513 • Arithmetic

514 • Topology

515 • Analysis

516 • Geometry

518 • Numerical analysis

519 • Probabilities and applied mathematics

780 Sections • Music

780 • Music

781 • General principles and musical forms

782 • Vocal music

783 • Music for single voices

784 • Instruments and instrumental ensembles and their music

785 • Ensembles with only one instrument per part

786 • Keyboard, mechanical, electrophonic, and percussion instruments

787 • Stringed instruments

788 • Wind instruments

789 • Composers and traditions of music