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.History Subject Guide: Books

Recommended resources for the study of history.

Reference books

Finding Books, E-books, and Other Materials

WOU is a member of Summit, which gives you access to millions of items from other colleges and universities -- delivered right to WOU!

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Browsing Books

The majority of History books can be found on the 2nd floor of the library. Each book has a call number with a Library of Congress Classification number. If you would like to browse the History collection, go to one of the call number sections listed below:

Example of call number

Ds (2nd floor)

D           History (General)           

DA        Great Britain

DAW     Central Europe

DB        Austria/Hungary/Czech

DC        France/Andorra/Monaco

DD        Germany

DE        Greco-Roman World

DF        Greece

DG        Italy/Malta

DJ         Netherlands (Holland)

DJK       Eastern Europe (general)

DK        Russia/USSR/Poland

DL         Northern Europe, Scandinavia

DP        Spain/Portugal

DQ        Switzerland

DR        Balkan Peninsula

DS        Asia

DT        Africa

DU       Oceania (South Seas)

DX       Gypsies

Es (2nd floor)

E        United States (general)

Fs (2nd floor)

F        United States (local), Canada, Latin America, Mexico

Visit Library of Congress Classification Online and select the appropriate class (letter) for a more detailed description of the system.

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