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History Research Guide

Browsing for Books

Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. Here are some of the subject locations in the field of history:

CB History of civilization

CC Archaelogy

D History (General)

  • 51-95 Ancient
  • 111-203 Medieval
  • 204-475 Modern
  • 501-838 World War I & II
  • 39-850 Post-War history 1945-
  • 901-1075 Europe (General)
  • 890-893 Eastern Hemisphere

DA-DR European States individually

DS Asia

  • 35-392 Middle East and Central Asia
  • 401-486 India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • 501-689 Southeast Asia
  • 701-799 China
  • 801-897 Japan

DT Africa

  • 43-179 Northern Africa
  • 181-363 Central Africa
  • 365-469 East Africa
  • 470-720 West Africa
  • 727-971 Southern Africa

DU Oceania (south seas) and Australia

E North American History (primarily United States)

F 1-975 United States' local history

  • 1201-2191 Latin America
  • 2201-3799 South America

G Geography

HA Social Statistics

HN Social History and Conditions

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Using Interlibrary Loan

  • You can also request materials through ILL directly in many of the Library's databases.
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  • You may pick up books from the Circulation Desk