# fiction,nonfiction,& dewey decimal system

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### what is fiction

books that are made up, or are not true, are fiction

### how are fiction books placed on the shelf

fiction books are put on the shelf in alphabetical order by the author's last name

### what is a call number

a call number is a group of number and/ or letters put together to tell you where in the library to find the book

### what does a fiction call number look like

there are many ways to write a fiction call number

### what is a nonfiction

nonfiction is the opposite of fiction books that are nonfiction or true are about real things people events and places

fake

not fake

### how are nonfiction books placed on shelf

nonfiction books are placed on the shelf by their subject's category... example if you wanted a book about cars, you would want them in the same area.

### what does nonfiction call number look like

call number we use for nonfiction call number is called the Dewey Decimal Number.

### Dewey Decimal Number

always has 3 numbers to the left of the decimal. even if there are 3 zeros 000's we call this zero hundreds and would be written as 001.9

### zeros are pronounced as in the library

oh and decimal as point, there is no limit on the numbers you add to the right of the decimal; the more numbers the more specific the subject is.

### Dewey Decimal system

organizes information into 10 broad areas, which are broken into smaller topics. Way to give every library book a number to easily find the books.

### call numbers

different topics are assigned numbers call these.

Melvil Dewey

### How many subjects/groups in system

10 groups. Each subject had a set of 3 numbers all with 100 numbers in it. 100 group had numbers 100-199, 200 group 200-299 and so on.

### nonfiction placement on shelf

they are grouped in category and put on shelf in numerical number.

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