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Nonfiction Reviews by Dewey Decimal

In addition to alphabetically, I thought it would be fun to organise my nonfiction reviews thematically. The Dewey Decimal system is old, and at times dated, but it does achieve that purpose!
000s: Generalities | 100s: Philosophy & Psychology | 200s: Religion | 300s: Social Science | 400s: Language | 500s: Science | 600s: Technology | 700s: Arts & Recreation | 800s: Literature | 900s: History, Geography, & Biography

000s Generalities

002: The Book

010s: Bibliographies

020s: Library & Information Sciences

070s: News Media, Journalism, & Publishing

080s: General Collections

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100s Philosophy and Psychology

101: Theory of Philosophy

129: Origin & Destiny of Individual Souls

130s: Paranormal Phenomena

150s: Psychology

170s: Ethics

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200s Religion
200s: Religion

220s: the Bible

230s: Christian Theology

240s: Christian Moral & Devotional Theology

270s: Christian Church History

290s: Other & Comparative Religions

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300s Social Science

301: Sociology & Anthropology

303: Sociol Processes

304: Factors Affecting Social Behavior

305: Social Groups

306: Culture & Institutions

320s: Political Science

330s: Economics

340s: Law

360s: Social Services

370s: Education

380s: Commerce, Communications, & Transport

390s: Customs, Etiquette, & Folklore

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400s: Language

410s: Linguistics

420s: English & Old English

440s: Romance Languages-French

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500s: Science

500s: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

510s: Mathematics

520s: Astronomy & Allied Sciences

540s: Chemistry & Allied Sciences

550s: Earth Sciences

570s: Life Sciences

580s: Plants

590s: Zoological Sciences

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600s: Technology

610s: Medicine

620s: Engineering

630s: Agriculture

640s: Home Economics

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700s: Arts & Recreation

700s: The Arts

720s: Architecture

741: Drawing & Decorative Arts

759: Historical Painting & Paintings

779: Photographs

780s: Music

790s: Recreational & Performing Arts

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800s: Literature
801: Philosophy & Theory

808: Rhetoric & Collections of Literature

809: Literary History & Criticism

810s: American Literature in English

820s: English & Old English Literature

830s: Literature of Germanic Languages

840s: Literature of the Romance Languages

860s: Spanish & Portuguese Literatures

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900s: History, Geography, & Biography

909: World History

910s: Geography & Travel

920s: Biography, Genealogy, Insignia

940s: General History of Europe

950s: General History of Asia & Middle East

960s: General History of Africa

970s: General History of North America

980s: General History of South America

990s: General History of Other Areas

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2010 7:12 am

    Very cool! I love this idea!


    • February 14, 2010 3:31 am

      Isn’t it fun? Rebecca is brilliant!

  2. February 10, 2010 9:45 pm

    Oh my goodness. The nerdy joy of this is beginning to freak me out. Must copy this idea, I love cataloguing and the Dewey Decimal System even with all its many flaws.

    • February 14, 2010 3:32 am

      I can’t wait to see your version of it! :D

  3. March 2, 2010 9:30 pm

    I really *love* this idea! I’m thinking I will borrow it, with credit to you and ol’ Melvil Dewey of course. I’ll manage to convince myself it’s for “study purposes.” :)

  4. March 5, 2010 9:57 am

    I love that you’ve organized your reviews this way. I need to organize mine and I might steal your idea.

  5. callista83 permalink
    March 12, 2010 6:29 pm

    This is awesome! I think I’ll work on this for my blog during the next Bloggiesta. Don’t worry, I’ll credit you too.

  6. April 11, 2010 5:35 pm

    I am a little bit giddy with the whole gleeful dorkiness of this idea. I used to work in a library and now that I understand the Dewey system, I like it. I still find it fascinating to try to read from all the different categories, although, like anyone I have my favorites. How did you find out the particular call numbers for all the books?

    • June 11, 2010 8:31 am

      I have issues w/ the cultural imperialism of the Dewey system. ;) I either used my library catalogue or the OCLC Dewey Browser.

  7. Jillian permalink
    November 21, 2010 12:45 pm

    My goodness… you are thorough!


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