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Dewey Numbers for Literature

This is a guide to our local practices regarding Dewey numbers for literature
Tags: Cataloging literature, Copy cataloging, Dewey, DRDS, Edmon Low Library, Resource Management

For literature, the local practice is to keep the Dewey numbers for the creative works of individual authors to the shortest form—the appropriate literature number (English, French, Arabic, etc.) with the appropriate literature form number (fiction, drama, etc.).  These will fall in the range of 810-899 in Dewey. General works on literature (800-809) and general works on literature of different languages (not a single author) can be used as they appear in the bibliographic record or constructed in full from the Dewey schedules.