Non-fiction resources: what is the Dewey system?
The Dewey system is a classification system which breaks non-fiction works into categories. Books are organised numerically according to their subject matter.
000 – Computer science, information & general works
100 – Philosophy and psychology
200 – Religion
300 – Social sciences
400 – Language
500 – Pure Science
600 – Technology
700 – Arts & recreation
800 – Literature
900 – History & geography
Magazines and Journals
The Senior Library has subscriptions to several journals and magazines you might find useful for your studies, or simply because they’re full of up-to-date research, commentary and interesting information.
Older issues are stored in the magazine stand next to the window. Current issues are displayed on the table opposite the reception desk. Please read them in the library and return them for others to use. If you need an article scanning, feel free to ask.
Current subscriptions include New Scientist, The Economist, and a range of Hodder subject-specific magazines. It’s worth taking a look at the Hodder IB Review – it often has useful information about exam skills, TOK, Extended Essay and CAS.
Fiction Titles in the Senior Library
Fiction titles are in the bookshelves against the wall on your left as you enter the library. The titles are organised in two main sections, depending on the language in which they are printed. The books are kept alphabetically, using the first three letters of the author’s first name
- Norwegian Text: Orange Spine labels
- English Text: Pink spine labels