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The Dewey Decimal System, page 6

About Call Numbers

The Dewey Decimal System

An Example

Filing Order

Cutter Numbers

Literary Criticism

Biographies

Last but Not Least

Literary Criticism:

In order to keep books of literary criticism about an author and his/her works shelved together, a capital Z is placed at the end of the first Cutter line. The capital Z, the last letter in the alphabet, ensures that all criticisms are shelved after the author's work. A second cutter line will begin with the first letter of the name of the author of the criticism.

So, the call number for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling is...

823.914
R797p


...and the call number for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels: A Reader’s Guide by Philip Nel is:

823.914
R797Z
N32

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