Can You Use an ISBN to Look Up a Dewey Decimal Classification?

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  1. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can I use an ISBN to look up a Dewey Decimal Classification before going to a library?
     
  2. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Isn't the library's catalog available online? Most are. But you could try this...

    https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/libsci/faq.html#class1

    . How do I find a book's Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) number or Dewey call number?

    There is no comprehensive resource or database that you can check to locate a book's Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) number or Dewey call number. The best place to begin your search is the Library of Congress Online Catalog. When you open a record for a book in the catalog, look for a field labeled "Dewey Class No." If this field is listed, it will give the book's DDC number, as below: ...


    or the OCLC world catalog...

    http://www.worldcat.org
     
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  3. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The library website says they don't have the book, but I want to buy it anyway so I have it for a long time. The library links to a website to search libraries in the area that does not let you search by ISBN or DDC. I looked at the DDC from OCLC and noted numbers to look at.

    A few months ago I was at a library when a women was looking to read about finding a job. I looked at the DDC list the library had and I did not see a category that included finding jobs.
     

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