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Main Dewey Decimal Subject Headings (click on a subject for location information)
000 Computer Science, Information, & General Works 500 Science
100 Philosophy & Psychology 600 Technology
200 Religion 700 Arts & Recreation
300 Social Sciences 800 Literature
400 Language 900 History & Geography
Dewey Decimal Subject Headings Go To
000 Computer Science, Knowledge & Systems
010 Bibliographies
020 Library & Information Sciences
030 Encyclopedias & Books of Facts
040 [Unassigned]
050 Magazines, Journals & Serials
060 Associations, Organizations & Museums
070 News Media, Journalism & Publishing
080 Quotations
090 Manuscripts & Rare Books
3 North (map)
100 Philosophy
110 Metaphysics
120 Epistemology
130 Parapsychology & Occultism
140 Philosophical Schools of Thought
150 Psychology
160 Logic
170 Ethics
180 Ancient, Medieval & Eastern Philosophy
190 Modern Western Philosophy
3 East (map)
200 Religion
210 Philosophy & Theory of Religion
220 The Bible
230 Christianity & Christian theology
240 Christian Practice & Observance
250 Christian Pastoral Practice & Religious Orders
260 Christian Organization, Social Work & Worship
270 History of Christianity
280 Christian Denominations
290 Other Religions
3 South (map)
300 Social Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology
310 Statistics
320 Political Science
3 North (map)
330 Economics
340 Law
350 Public Administration & Military Science
360 Social Problems & Social Services
4 North (map)
370 Education
380 Commerce, Communications & Transportation
Lower Level B249 (map) & 5 North1
390 Customs, Etiquette & Folklore 5 North
400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English & Old English Languages
430 German & Related Languages
440 French & Related Languages
450 Italian, Romanian & Related Languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese Languages
470 Latin & Italic Languages
480 Classical & Modern Greek Languages
490 Other Languages
3 South (map)
500 Science
510 Mathematics
520 Astronomy
530 Physics
540 Chemistry
550 Earth Sciences & Geology
560 Fossils & Prehistoric Life
570 Life Sciences; Biology
580 Plants (Botany)
590 Animals (Zoology)
3 East2 (map)
600 Technology
610 Medicine & Health
620 Engineering
630 Agriculture
640 Home & Family Management
5 South2 (map)
650 Management & Public Relations Lower Level B249 (map)
660 Chemical Engineering
670 Manufacturing
680 Manufacture for Specific Uses
690 Building & Construction
5 South2 (map)
700 Arts
710 Landscaping & Area Planning
720 Architecture
730 Sculpture, Ceramics & Metalwork
740 Drawing & Decorative Arts
750 Painting
760 Graphic Arts
770 Photography & Computer Art
Art Collection,
Deering Library 3rd Floor
780 Music N/A3
790 Sports, Games & Entertainment 3 South / SEL4
800 Literature, Rhetoric & Criticism
810 American Literature in English
3 South (map)
820 English & Old English Literatures
830 German & Related Literatures
4 South (map)
840 French & Related Literatures
850 Italian, Romanian & Related Literatures
860 Spanish & Portuguese Literatures
870 Latin & Italic Literatures
880 Classical & Modern Greek Literatures
890 Other Literatures
5 South (map)
900 History
910 Geography & Travel
920 Biography & Genealogy
3 East (map)
*916 range (History of Africa) is in 5 East/Africana (map)
930 History of Ancient World (to ca. 499)
940 History of Europe
950 History of Asia
4 East (map)
960 History of Africa 5 East/Africana (map)

970 History of North America
980 History of South America
990 History of Other Areas

4 East (map)

 

1 The Curriculum Collection in 5 North specializes in elementary and secondary school teaching materials in printed form, including children's books and K-12 textbooks.

2 The Main Library has a relatively small selection of titles in these ranges; for more extensive holdings please see the Science and Engineering Library.

3 The majority of music scores and books about music are found in the Music Library, with a service desk on the second floor of the Deering Library. 780 call numbers only appear in the Main CORE collection in 2 North because the Music Library uses Library of Congress classifcation system.

4 Call number ranges 791-793, which include performance studies and film studies, are in 3 South. All other titles in the 790 range have been moved to the Science and Engineering Library due to lack of space.

If you have further questions or problems locating items on the shelf, please see our Book Location Assistance page, or just come to the Circulation Services Department desk for help.