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Dewey Decimal Classification Outline

Note: This is a brief outline, not a comprehensive list

000 Generalities

 001, 004-006 Computer Books 

 010 Bibliography 

 020 Library & information sciences 

 030 General encyclopedic works 

 040 

 050 General serials & their indexes 

 060 General organizations & museology 

 070 News media, journalism, publishing 

 080 General collections 

 090 Manuscripts & rare books 

500 Natural sciences & mathematics

510 Mathematics 

 520 Astronomy & allied sciences 

 530 Physics 

 540 Chemistry & allied sciences 

 550 Earth sciences 

 560 Paleontology/Paleozoology 

 570 Life sciences 

 580 Botanical sciences 

 590 Zoological sciences

100 Philosophy & psychology

 110 Metaphysics 

 120 Epistemology, causation, humankind 

 130 Paranormal phenomena 

 140 Specific philosophical schools 

 150 Psychology 

 160 Logic 

 170 Ethics (Moral philosophy) 

 180 Ancient, medieval, Oriental philosophy 

 190 Modern Western philosophy 

600 Technology (Applied sciences)

 610 Medical sciences/Medicine 

 620 Engineering & allied operations 

 630 Agriculture 

 640 Home economics & family living 

 650 Management & auxiliary services 

 660 Chemical engineering 

 670 Manufacturing 

680 Manufacture for specific uses 

 690 Buildings

200 Religion

 210 Natural theology 

 220 Bible 

 230 Christian theology 

 240 Christian moral & devotional theology 

 250 Christian orders & local church 

 260 Christian social theology 

 270 Christian church history 

 280 Christian denominations & sects 

 290 Other & comparative religions 

700 The arts

 710 Civic & landscape art 

 720 Architecture 

 730 Plastic arts/Sculpture 

 740 Drawing & decorative arts 

 750 Painting & paintings 

 760 Graphic arts/Printmaking & prints 

 770 Photography & photographs 

 780 Music 

 790 Recreational & performing arts 

300 Social sciences

 310 General statistics 

 320 Political science 

 330 Economics 

 340 Law 

 350 Public administration 

 360 Social services; association 

 370 Education 

 380 Commerce, communications, transport 

 390 Customs, etiquette, folklore 

800 Literature & rhetoric

 810 American literature in English 

 820 English & Old English literatures 

 830 Literatures of Germanic languages 

 840 Literatures of Romance languages 

 850 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic 

 860 Spanish & Portuguese literatures 

 870 Italic literatures/Latin 

 880 Hellenic literatures/Classical Greek 

 890 Literatures of other languages

400 Language

 410 Linguistics 

 420 English & Old English 

 430 Germanic languages/German 

 440 Romance languages/French 

 450 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romanic 

 460 Spanish & Portuguese languages 

 470 Italic languages/Latin 

 480 Hellenic languages/Classical Greek 

 490 Other languages 

900 Geography & history

 910 Geography & travel 

 920 Biography, genealogy, insignia 

 930 History of ancient world 

 940 General history of Europe 

 950 General history of Asia/Far East 

 960 General history of Africa 

 970 General history of North America 

 980 General history of South America 

 990 General history of other areas

Taken from: Dewey Decimal Classification & Relative Index, 20th ed., volume 2 (Albany, N.Y.: Forest Press, 1989) page x.

Last Updated: 08/08/2014
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