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Guide to Dewey Decimal Classification

Understanding the Dewey Decimal Classification system which is used to organise books in the Library.

500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics

500 cover the natural sciences and mathematics.

  • 510 Mathematics
  • 520 Astronomy
  • 530 Physics
  • 540 Chemistry
  • 550 Earth sciences & geology
  • 560 Fossils & prehistoric life
  • 570 Biology
  • 580 Plants (Botany)
  • 590 Animals (Zoology)