The Children's Literature collection in the University Library is shelved in Dewey Decimal System order. Below is an example of how to read a Dewey call number.
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Example call number:
Read numbers digit by digit. Read the number after the decimal as a decimal: .79 comes before .8. "Nothing" comes before something; .1 comes before .11. The second line of the call number is a combination of letters and numbers. Read the letter alphabetically and the number as a decimal. Sometimes there is a date at the end of a call number. Read dates chronologically.
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