Natural Sciences and Mathematics

500 Natural Sciences
Dewey Class Subject Group Collection Level
500 Natural sciences and mathematics 1A
501 Philosophy and theory 1A
502 Miscellany 1A
503-506 Standard subdivisions  
507 Education, research, related topics 1A
508 Natural history 2B
508.747 Natural history (NYS and environs) 3B
509 Historical, geographic, persons treatment 1A
510 Mathematics 1A
511 General principles of mathematics 1A
512 Algebra, number theory 1A
513 Arithmetic 1A
514 Topology 1A
515 Analysis 1A
516 Geometry 1A
517-518 (Unassigned)  
519 Probabilities and applied mathematics 1A
520 Astronomy and allied sciences 1A
521 Celestial mechanics 1A
522 Techniques, procedures, apparatus, equipment, Materials 1A

 

523 Natural Sciences
Dewey Class Subject Group Collection Level
523 Specific celestial bodies and phenomena 1A
524 (Unassigned)  
525 Earth (Astronomical geography) 1A
526 Mathematical geography 1A
527 Celestial navigation 1A
528 Ephemerides 1A
529 Chronology 1A
530 Physics 1A
531 Classical mechanics Solid mechanics 1A
532 Fluid mechanics Liquid mechanics 1A
533 Mechanics of gases 1A
534 Sound and related vibrations 1A
535 Light and paraphotic phenomena 1A
536 Heat 1A
537 Electricity and electronics 1A
538 Magnetism 1A
539 Modern physics 1A
540 Chemistry and allied sciences 1A
541 Physical and theoretical chemistry 1A

 

542 Natural Sciences
Dewey Class Subject Group Collection Level
542 Techniques, procedures, apparatus, equipment, materials 1A
543 Analytical chemistry 1A
544 Qualitative chemistry 1A
545 Quantitative chemistry 1A
546 Inorganic chemistry 1A
547 Organic chemistry 1A
548 Crystallography 2B
549 Mineralogy 2B
549.0974 as related to NYS 3B
550 Earth sciences 1A
550.0974 as related to NYS 3B
551 Geology, hydrology, meteorology 1A
551.0974 as related to NYS 3B
552 Petrology 1A
552.0974 as related to NYS 3B
553 Economic geology 1A
554-559 Earth sciences by specific continents, countries, Localities in modern world; extraterrestrial world 1A
560 Paleontology Paleozoology 1A
560.0974 Paleontology (NYS and environs) 3B
561 Paleobotany; fossil microorganisms 1A
561.0974 Geographic treatment of fossil plants (NYS and environs) 3B
562 Fossil invertebrates 1A
563 Miscellaneous fossil marine and seashore invertebrates 1A

 

564 Natural Sciences
Dewey Class Subject Group Collection Level
     
564 Fossil Mollusca and Molluscoidea 1A
565 Fossil Arthropoda 1A
566 Fossil Chordata 1A
567 Fossil cold-blooded vertebrates 1A
68 Fossil Aves (birds) 1A
569 Fossil Mammalia 1A
570 Life Sciences Biology 3A
571 Physiology and related subjects 2A
572 Biochemistry 3A
573 Specific physiological systems in animals, Regional histology, and physiology 3A
574 (Unassigned)  
575 Specific parts of and physiological systems in plants 2B
576 Genetics and evolution 3A
577 Ecology 3A
577.0974 Ecology (NYS and Northeast environs) 4
578 Natural history of organisms and related subjects 2A
579 Microorganisms, fungi, algae 2A
580 Plants 2B
580.0974 Plants (NYS and Northeast environs) 4
581 Specific topics in the natural history of plants 2B

 

581.0974 Natural Sciences
Dewey Class Subject Group Collection Level
581.0974 Specific topics in the natural history of plants (NYS) 4
582 Plants noted for specific vegetative characteristics 2B
583-588 Specific taxonomic groups of plants 3A
589 Thallophyta - relocated to 579  
590 Animals 2B
590.0974 Animals (NYS and Northeast environs) 4
591 Specific topics in natural history of animals 2B
591.0974 Specific topics in natural history of animals (NYS) 4
592 Invertebrates 2B
593 Miscellaneous marine and seashore invertebrates 2B
594 Mollusca and Molluscoidea 3C
595 Arthropoda 3A
596 Chordata 3A
597 Cold-blooded vertebrates Piscea (Fish) 3A
598 Aves (Birds) 3A
599 Mammalia (Mammals) 3A

 

Collection Level Key

0=Out of Scope;

1a=Minimal level (uneven coverage);
1b=Minimal level (even coverage);

2a=Basic Information level (introductory);
2b=Basic Information level (advanced);

3a=Basic Study or Instructional Support level;
3b=Intermediate Study or Instructional Support level;
3c=Advanced Study or Instructional Support level;

4=Research level;

5=Comprehensive level


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Last Updated: August 26, 2010