Books at Pratt are organized using the Dewey Decimal System; if you are searching the stacks for a book, be sure to make note of the call number listed in the library catalog. But how do you make sense of all these numbers and letters? This page from our Pratt Library How-To Guide Zine illustrates how to read a call number:
This graphic illustrates parts of the Dewey Decimal call number, like the main class, division, section, and classification.
The HowCast video below succinctly explains Dewey Decimal call numbers:
Dewey Decimal call numbers are organized as follows:
The chart below includes all of the main classes in the Dewey Decimal System.
|000-099||Computer Science, Information, General Knowledge|
|100-199||Philosophy and Psychology|
|500-599||Sciences (including Math)|
|700-799||Arts and Recreation|
|900-999||History and Geography|
A breakdown of further subdivisions can be found on the OCLC website.
While students at Pratt Institute have a wide variety interests - research and otherwise - the following some of Pratt's most popular call numbers:
|Discipline||Sub Category||Call Number||Floor In Stacks|