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Dewey Decimal Classification System

includes tips using geography

The numbers to remember

  • 2 - England
  • 3 - Germany
  • 4 - France
  • 5 - Italy
  • 6 - Spain

The numbers zigzag down the map:

2 - England
3 - Germany
4 - France
5 - Italy
6 - Spain

Languages & Dictionaries

2 English 420
3 German 430
4 French 440
5 Italian 450
6 Spanish 460

Literature

Literature Poetry Drama Fiction Essays Speeches Letters Humor & Satire
1 American 810's 811 812 813 814 815 816 817
2 English 820's 821 822 823 824 825 826 827
3 German 830's 831 832 833 834 835 836 837
4 French 840's 841 842 843 844 845 846 847
5 Italian 850's 851 852 853 854 855 856 857
6 Spanish 860's 861 862 863 864 865 866 867

Geography, Travel and History

Geography of & Travel in History of
2 England & Wales 914.2 942
3 Germany & Central Europe 914.3 943
4 France & Monaco 914.4 944
5 Italian peninsula & adjacent islands 914.5 945
6 Iberian peninsula & adjacent islands 914.6 946

Food & Cooking

2 English 641.5942
3 German 641.5943
4 French 641.5944
5 Italian 641.5945
6 Spanish 641.5946

Art History and Painting

Art History Painting
1 American 759.1
2 English 709.42 759.2
3 German 709.43 759.3
4 French 709.44 759.4
5 Italian 709.45 759.5
6 Spanish 709.46 759.6

Philosophy of

1 United States & Canada 191
2 British Isles 192
3 Germany & Austria 193
4 France 194
5 Italy 195
6 Spain & Portugal 196