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Dewey Decimal in the UIUC Bookstacks


-Anatomy of a
  Call Number

  *Size Designation
  *Dewey Number
  *Cutter Number
  *Work Mark
  *Putting it Together
-Other Resources
  *Web Resources

Other Web Resources

SuDoc Basics ( - This site from the University of Kansas explains how the Superintendent of Documents(or SuDoc) classification system works. This is the other main classification system used in the stacks(for the documents, of course!).

University Library Instructional Services ( - Provides orientation to the library and its services, as well as tutorials for using the library's resources.

Using Call Numbers ( - From Western Connecticut State University. This site provides a good overview of the three major classification systems at use in most research libraries(including UIUC): Superintendent of Documents(SuDoc), Dewey Decimal, And Library of Congress(LOC).

Guide to the Dewey Decimal Classification System ( - This site is provided by the ACCESS INDIANA Teaching and Learning Center, and provides a list of Dewey web resources. This list is a great jumping off point for locating more specific informaiton on the web.

Dewpoint ( - Ever wanted to find information on the web by its Dewey Decimal number? Well, this site does it for you. So, if you know your Dewey, finding stuff on the web is easy.

"Do We"Really Know Dewey? ( - Looking for a way to explain the Dewey Decimal System to children? "Do We"Really Know Dewey? does just that. This site is provided the Nettleton Intermediate Center as a tool for teaching students the history and use Dewey.

Dewey Browse ( - This is another site that arranges internet sties by its Dewey Decimal number.


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