Library Classification

Finding your way in the Library

How books are organized in the EMC?

The science behind organizing books in the library is very simple. EMC uses Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system which is one of the standards in classifying materials in the Library. The system was conceived by Melvil Dewey in 1973 and was first published in 1976. Hierarchy in the DDC is expressed through structure and notation. This means that all topics (except for the 10 main classes) are part of a broader topics above them. The Ten Main Classes include the following:

Class No. Discipline
000  Computer science, information & general works
100  Philosophy & psychology
200  Religion
300  Social sciences
400  Language
500  Science
600 Technology
700  Arts & recreation
800  Literature
900 History & geography




Oclc. SUMMARIES DDC Dewey Decimal Classification. 2003.

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