New Non-fiction

nonfic display oct15

Our current Secondary Library display

Our collection of Secondary Non-fiction has grown rapidly this year, with over 200 new information books in Chinese, English and Korean, carefully chosen by teachers (with the help of librarians). We have new books about art, music, technology, science, mathematics, literature, economics and more, including the following fascinating titles:

Library staff highly recommend: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (soon to be made into a movie by Oprah)

Grow your brain and check out a great non-fiction book today!

DeweyDecimal poster copy

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During Library induction, we discussed how non-fiction books are organised in a special way, called:

The Dewey Decimal Classification System

Imagine trying to find the book you wanted from a pile of 1000s of books! Fortunately, libraries use a special classification system to organise books. This system was designed by Melvil Dewey, an American librarian who lived from 1851 to 1931. He invented the Dewey Decimal System of Classification, which is still used in libraries. The system numbers books by their subject matter (see the image on the right), or visit this easy Dewey guide


Reference List

Biography.com,. Melvil Dewey Biography. Retrieved 30 October 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/melvil-dewey-9273516

Factmonster.com,. (2015). A Guide to Library Books: The Dewey Decimal System. Retrieved 3 October 2015, from http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768720.html

Melville, M. (2015). Dewey Decimal System. Retrieved 13 October from https://connectcollaborateshare.wikispaces.com/Resources+for+the+Dewey+Decimal+System