Table 3: Literature
In Dewey, Table 3 is used only with the notations in schedule 800, Literature. This class is divided both by types of literature and countries of origin.
Table 3 is a listing of various types of literature divided into numerical breakdowns. Here is the Summary list from Table 2:
- 01- 09 [Standard subdivisions; collections; history, description, critical appraisal]
- 1 Poetry
- 2 Drama
- 3 Fiction
- 4 Essays
- 5 Speeches
- 6 Letters
- 7 Humor and satire
- 8 Miscellaneous writings
<DDC 13th abridged ed., p. 49
These various divisions shown in the summary are further subdivided in the Table pages that follow. Detailed instructions are included directing the cataloger on the use of Table 3 with literature notations. We will look at a few simple examples, but the best use of Table 3 is made when the cataloger reads all of the directions carefully.
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