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How can you tell the difference between a Fiction and Non-Fiction book just by looking at the spine label?

How can you tell the difference between a Fiction and Non-Fiction book just by looking at the spine label?

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A. There is no difference in the spine label. Everything is shelved alphabetically by the author s last name.
B. Non Fiction books will have NF above the author s name.
C. Non Fiction books are filed using the Dewey Decimal System and will have a group of numbers above the author s last name.
D. Non Fiction books are filed using the Dewey Decimal System and will have a group of numbers above the subject of the book.

This question is part of Library Shelving Test
Asked by Jeremy, Last updated: Nov 05, 2018

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D. Ronald

D. RonaldWriter, Austin
Writer, Austin

Answered on Nov 05, 2018

Whenever you go to the library, you may be trying to find a book fast. You don’t want to pull out every book off the shelves to inspect it. Instead, you may just look at the spine. It is common for people to like one type of book over another one. For instance, some people like fiction books better than nonfiction books.

At a bookstore, you can determine the difference between fictional and nonfictional books usually by reading the titles of the books. Fictional books are easy to spot because they are not real. Nonfiction books are about real things. Sometimes, the author’s name also appears on the spine. If you read a lot, you can determine by the author whether it is fiction or nonfiction. In the library, you use the Dewey Decimal system.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 12, 2016

Non Fiction books are filed using the Dewey Decimal System and will have a group of numbers above the author s last name.

It is very important that Non-Fiction and Fiction books are kept separate. Always look at the spine labels closely before shelving any material.
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John Adney

John Adney

Replied on Jul 12, 2017

Non fiction books are filed under the Dewey Decimal System and will have a group of numbers above the author name

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