Dewey-Hybrid

The Dartmouth High School Library Media Center opened the 2013-2014 school year with a new Dewey-Hybrid Classification System for our nonfiction materials. We have added a prefix before the traditional Dewey call number to indicate the section in which a book is shelved. Sections were created to reflect the Dartmouth High School curriculum.

It is already clear from student comments and searching behaviors that the new system has improved the ease of access and browsing for DHS students. This was the intended goal, and is supported in the research of other school libraries across the United States that have converted to a Dewey-Free or Dewey-Hybrid system.

For a full overview of the changes that have taken place with the new system, read our blog post from the beginning of the year.

Nonfiction books, videos, and reference volumes are now interfiled, classified, and color-coded under the following categories and subcategories:



BUSINESS
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Biography
  • Business History
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Leadership, Management, & Success
  • Manufacturing & Production
  • Nonprofits and Community Service
  • Small Business


CAREER & TECHNOLOGY
  • Biography
  • Buildings & Construction
  • Careers
  • College Information
  • Cosmetology
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Inventions
  • Library & Information Science
  • Police & Fire
  • Study Skills
  • Technology
  • Test Preparation
  • Transportation  


ENGLISH
  • Anthologies
  • Biography
  • Children's Collection
  • Essays
  • Fairytales & Folklore
  • Humor
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literature
  • Media & Journalism
  • Poetry
  • Quotations
  • Reference
  • Shakespeare
  • Short Stories
  • Sign Language
  • Speeches
  • Writing


HEALTH
  • Biography
  • Birth Control
  • Diseases & Illnesses
  • Drugs
  • Epidemics
  • Family & Home
  • Fitness
  • Food
  • Gardening
  • Grief, Loss & Divorce
  • Health Care Administration
  • Inspirational
  • Medicine
  • Pregnancy & Parenting
  • Psychology
  • Relationships & Sexuality
  • Special & Dis/Ability Studies
  • Teen Issues
  • Wellness


MATH & SCIENCE
  • Anatomy
  • Animals
  • Archaeology
  • Biography
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Evolution
  • Forensics
  • Marine Biology
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Space
  • Weather

MULTIMEDIA
  • Audio CD
  • Audio Cassette
  • Audio Playaway
  • Movie DVD
  • Movie VHS


REFERENCE
  • Almanacs
  • Atlases
  • Biography
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • General Reference
  • Thesauri
  • Trivia


SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Biography
    • Adventure
    • African Americans
    • Challenges & Triumphs
    • Family Memoirs
    • Historical
    • Law & Order
    • News & Entertainment
    • War & Military
    • World Leaders & Politics
  • Decades
    • 1900s
    • 1910s
    • 1920s
    • 1930s
    • 1940s
    • 1950s
    • 1960s
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
    • 1990s
    • 2000s
  • Eras
    • African American History
    • Early America
    • Elizabethan Period
    • European Renaissance
    • Gilded Age & Progressive Era
    • Great Depression
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Medieval Times & Middle Ages
    • Napoleonic
    • Prehistoric
    • Reconstruction
    • U.S. Exploration and Colonization
    • Victorian Era
    • Westward Expansion
    • Women's History
  • Flags, Symbols & Heraldry
  • Genocides
    • Bosnia
    • Cambodia
    • Darfur
    • Holocaust
    • Rwanda
  • Reference
  • Social Change
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • Gay Rights Movement
    • Globalization
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Immigration
    • Labor Movement
  • Social Issues
    • Child Labor & Abuse
    • Civil Liberties & Privacy
    • Ethics
    • Gender, Race, Class & Power
    • Gun Control & Violence
    • Human Trafficking
    • Natural Disasters & Catastrophes
    • Poverty
    • True Crime
    • Violence
  • United States
    • Assassinations & Conspiracies
    • Criminal Justice
    • Foreign Policy
    • Government
    • Landmarks & National Parks
    • Law
    • Native Americans
    • Politics
    • States
    • U.S. History
  • War
    • American Revolution
    • Civil War (U.S.)
    • Cold War
    • French Revolution
    • Korean War
    • Russian Revolution
    • Terrorism & the War on Terror
    • Vietnam War
    • War & Conflict
    • War of 1812
    • World War I
    • World War II 
  • World History
    • Africa
    • Americas
    • Armed Forces & Defense
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Middle East
    • Russia
    • Seafaring

SPORTS
  • Athletes
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Biography
  • Board Games & Magic
  • Car Racing
  • Combative Sports
  • Equestrian Sports
  • Extreme Sports
  • Football
  • Golf
  • History & Criticism
  • Lacrosse
  • Leisure Sports
  • Motivational
  • Olympic Sports
  • Reference
  • Soccer
  • Trivia
  • Video Games
  • Water Sports
  • Winter Sports

UNIFIED ARTS & MUSIC
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Artisans & Crafts
  • Artistic Analysis
  • Biography
  • Calligraphy
  • Ceramics
  • Collage
  • Collectibles and Antiques
  • Crafts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Enameling
  • Fashion
  • Film/TV
  • Gallery Art
  • Glasswork
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry
  • Metalsmith
  • Music
  • Origami
  • Painting
  • Period Art
  • Photography
  • Plasterworks
  • Printmaking
  • Sculture
  • Watercolors

WORLD CULTURE
  • Ancient Civilizations & the Classics
  • Biography
  • Countries
    • Africa
    • Americas
    • Antarctica & Arctic Islands
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Middle East
    • Russia
    • United States
  • Etiquette
  • Genealogy & Identity
  • Holidays, Rituals & Traditions
  • Languages
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
  • Local History & Culture
  • Mythology
  • Philosophy
  • Reference
  • Religion
  • Travel
  • Witchcraft & the Paranormal


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