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Sastemp
ISBN numbers and Dewey Decimal numbers
Nov 28 2007, 10:15 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 28 2007, 10:15 AM EST
I wondered why not all books listed have both these numbers. It would be very helpful to know these as I am assisting a colleague in Rwanda to classify his books. If anyone has any tricks they use to find these, please help asap. Thanks. 4  out of 7 found this valuable. Do you?    
weelibrarian
weelibrarian
1. RE: ISBN numbers and Dewey Decimal numbers
Feb 19 2008, 10:15 AM EST | Post edited: Feb 19 2008, 10:15 AM EST
Not all libraries use dewey as their system for classification, which is likely why it is not supplied with both of these numbers. ISBN numbers are usually found on all books. If you have the ISBN, you could try something like WorldCat, which includes thousands of libraries around the world. By searching the isbn in WorldCat, you should be able to find a library that will provide the dewey number that they use. 7  out of 7 found this valuable. Do you?    

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