Answered On Last Updated: Aug 25, 2020

What is Dewey Decimal Classification and how does it work?

Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) is one of the most widely used classification schemes in the world and the one in use at the University of Roehampton. A classification scheme is essentially a way to organise books and other items by subject so that they are easy to find. Each item is assigned a shelfmark based on Dewey; you can find shelfmarks for items you are interested on UR Library Search; they will also appear in your resource lists. Our Using the Library guide contains more information on Dewey Decimal Classification.