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Library skills for Elementary: Dewey Decimal system

Melvil Dewey

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Dewey Decimal system

Dewey rap

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Dewey rap lyrics

[Chorus]
Hi! My name is Melvil Dewey! Nice to meet ya, how you doin'?
If you need info, you know where to go, go to your library!
Hi! My name is Melvil Dewey! Nice to meet ya, how you doin'?
If you need info, you know where to go, go to your library!


[Verse 1]
Once upon a time in Library Land I was looking for information, man!
Couldn't find it anywhere. Books scattered everywhere!
Books over here, books over there, books everywhere! Man, I swear!
So I said, "There needs to be organization in the library!"
Use numbers, one two three And name that system after me!


[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
My Dewey Decimal System Classifies information, son
My Dewey Decimal System Organizes information, son
My Dewey Decimal System Is so very easy to use
My Dewey Decimal System Here is what you got to do!


[Verse 3]

Say 000! (000!) Generalities! (Like bibliography!)
Say 100! (100!) Philosophy and psychology! (Oh!)
Say 200! (200!) Religion! (Like the Bible!)
Say 300! (300!) Social sciences! (Like political science!)
Say 400! (400!) Language! (Like Spanish!)
Say 500! (500!) Natural sciences! (Like astronomy!)
Say 600! (600!) Technology! (Like engineering!)
Say 700! (700!) Artistic stuff! (Like photography!)
Say 800! (800!) Literature! (Like French literature!)
Say 900! (900!) Geography & history! (Oh!)