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Melvil Decimal System: 40X

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Information
115,954
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
115,844
💭
2
Religion
351,090
🙏🏽
3
Social Sciences
554,451
👫
4
Language
75,777
💬
5
Mathematics and Science
181,736
🔬
6
Technology
414,821
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
444,897
🎨
8
Literature
605,140
📚
9
Biography and History
396,598
🗿
40
Language
5,928
💬
41
Linguistics
7,341
🏷
42
English
29,347
🇬🇧
43
German
6,106
🇩🇪
44
French
4,258
🇫🇷
45
Italian
1,928
🇮🇹
46
Spanish
5,735
🇪🇸
47
Latin
1,569
📜
48
Greek
1,335
🇬🇷
49
Other Languages
12,230
🗨
400
Language
1,439
💬
401
Philosophy and theory; international languages
2,878
402
Miscellany
230
403
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances
276
📕
404
Special topics of language
234
🤓
405
Serial publications
88
406
Organizations and management
20
407
Education, research, related topics
387
408
Groups of people
182
409
Geographic treatment and biography
194

Works under MDS 40X

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MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

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What is MDS?

Melvil stands for "Melvil Decimal System," named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian. Melvil Dewey invented his Dewey Decimal System in 1876, and early versions of his system are in the public domain.

More recent editions of his system are in copyright, and the name "Dewey," "Dewey Decimal," "Dewey Decimal Classification" and "DDC" are registered trademarked by OCLC, who publish periodic revisions.

LibraryThing's MDS system is based on the classification work of libraries around the world, whose assignments are not copyrightable. MDS "scheduldes" (the words that describe the numbers) are user-added, and based on public domain editions of the system.

The Melvil Decimal System is NOT the Dewey Decimal System of today. Wordings, which are entered by members, can only come from public domain sources. The base system is the Free Decimal System, a public domain classification created by John Mark Ockerbloom. Where useful or necessary, wording comes from the 1922 edition of the Dewey Decimal System. Language and concepts may be changed to fit modern tastes, or to better describe books cataloged. Wordings may not come from in-copyright sources.

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