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History: Find Books

Use this guide to find books, articles, and reference sources to help you begin exploring and thinking about research in history and related fields.

LC Call Numbers: History

You will find most general history books in the C though F ranges on the second floor of the library. The 'C' class covers general subjects, including the history of civilization, archaeology, and biography. The 'D' class encompasses world history with sub-divisions by region (excluding the Americas). American history on both continents can be found under 'E' and 'F'. History lends itself to an extraordinary insterdisciplinary range, however, so your research may take you into other areas as well.

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To find primary sources in the library catalog you can do an Advanced Keyword Search and enter keywords such as sources, journals, correspondence, collected works, personal narratives, diaries, papers, letters, documents, interviews, speeches, or pamphlets. Combine any of these terms with your subject terms.

Browsing History

Call No.  |  Subject


 CN Inscriptions, epigraphy
D25  - D27 Military & Naval History
D51 - D90 Ancient History
D111 - D203 Medieval History
DE    Greco-Roman World
DA - DX    History by Region
CB3 -  C482   History of Civilization

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LC Call Numbers

The Fontbonne library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its collection. The classification system separates all material into 21 classes, each with its own alphabet letter. These classes are divided into smaller classes, or subclasses, identified by additional letters and numbers.

You can search Fontbonne's library catalog by call number HERE.

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