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Guide to Dewey Decimal Classification

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

800 Literature & Rhetoric

Class 800 covers literature, and includes rhetoric, prose, poetry, drama, etc.

  • 810 American literature in English
  • 820 English & Old English literatures
  • 830 German & related literatures
  • 840 French & related literatures
  • 850 Italian, Romanian & related literatures
  • 860 Spanish, Portuguese, Galician literatures
  • 870 Latin & Italic literatures
  • 880 Classical & modern Greek literatures
  • 890 Other literatures