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The standard classification systems of Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Subject Headings have been used in libraries around the world and people must learn how these systems work in order to search and find the materials they are looking for. For those untrained or unfamiliar with these systems, it can be quite confusing as the organization system follows a very particular set of rules and guidelines. Not only this, but searching for materials in these systems also requires a specific set of language competency skills. Having the skills necessary to consult a database and search is a key element of being able to locate materials within libraries. So, what happens when a child comes to a library and wants to search for a book on “baytovn” (Beethoven), but can’t find any results?