NEHEMIAH GATEWAY University

How to use the Library

The student will find that it is easy to locate books and other materials in the Nehemia Library system.

Here are some suggestions

 

General Collection
The student will find that most books are found in this area. They are physically organized on shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System (see below). The student can browse the appropriate bookshelves for materials of interest. For example, a mathematics book is found in the section labeled 510.

 

Periodical Section
This contains issues of journals and magazines.

 

Reference Section
Material such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are located in this section.

 

Reserve Collection
This contains rare and unique books which are not available for circulation outside the library. Multimedia Collection - Material such as audio files, video cassettes, and DVD‘s are located here.

 

Special Collections
This section contains collection of materials that are of special interest to the institution, students, and faculty members. One very special collection is our large holding of books on Creation Science.

 

Use the Search Engines
To find specific materials, the student can use the Nehemiah digital catalog system (NU Library Search Form). Search engines allow the student to define the exact material of interest. The system then informs the student as to the content, availability and location of the requested material. For example, if the search turns up a book, its location will be identified by the Dewey Decimal
number.

 

Ask for help
Of course, a friendly librarian is readily available to assist you with your needs and answer any questions.

DEWEY decimal system

000 Generalities   500 Pure Sciences
010 Bibliographies   510 Mathematics & Statistics
020 Library & Information Science   520 Astronomy
030 General Encyclopedias   530 Physics
040 (Not used)   540 Chemistry
050 General Periodicals   550 Earth Science
060 General Organizations & Museums   560 Paleontology
070 Journalism & Publishing   570 Life Sciences
080 Collections   580 Botany
090 Manuscripts and Rare Books   590 Zoology
100 Philosophy   600 Applied Sciences & Technology
110 Metaphysics   610 Medicine
120 Epistemology   620 Engineering
130 Paranormal Phenomena & Occult   630 Agriculture
140 Specific philosophies   640 Home Economics
150 Psychology   650 Management
160 Logic   660 Chemical Technologies
170 Ethics   670 Manufacturing
180 Ancient, Medieval & Oriental Philosophy   680 Application-specific Manufacturing
190 Modern Western Philosophy   690 Building
200 Religion   700 Arts
210 Natural Religion   710 Civic & Landscape Art
220 Bible   720 Architecture
230 Christian Theology   730 Sculpture
240 Christian Moral Theology   740 Drawing
250 Local Church & Religious Orders   750 Painting
260 Social & Ecclesiastical Theology   760 Graphic & Printed Art
270 History & Geography of Church   770 Photography
280 Christian Denominations & Sects   780 Music
290 Non-Christian & comparative Religion   790 Sports and Recreation
300 Social Sciences   800 Literature
310 Statistical Data   810 American Literature
320 Political Science   820 English Literature
330 Economics   830 Germanic Literature
340 Law   840 French Literature
350 Public Administration   850 Italian Literature
360 Social Concerns & Services   860 Spanish & Portuguese Literature
370 Education   870 Latin Literature
380 Trade & Commerce   880 Classical Greek Literature
390 Customs, Etiquette, Folklore   890 Literature of Other Languages
400 Languages   900 History & Geography
410 Linguistics   910 Travel & Geography
420 English Language   920 Genealogy & Geography
430 Germanic & Scandinavian Languages   930 Ancient History
440 French   940 European History
450 Italian   950 Asian History
460 Spanish & Portuguese   960 African History
470 Latin   970 North American History
480 Classical Greek   980 South American History
490 Other Languages   990 History of Other Areas
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