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HIS - History (WO)

Narrowing Your Results

Get fewer (but better) results by:

1. Using a good search strategy and specific keywords.
2. Filtering your results.


Box 1:
Online or Physical?

Box 2:
Resource Type
Book or Audio Visual?

Box 3:
Which Campus?

Box 4:
Publication Date


Where are the History Books?

History books on shelf showing call numbers

Most world history books have the letter D at the beginning of the call number.

  • DE - Greco-Roman World
  • DF - Greece
  • DG - Roman Empire & Italy
  • DT - Egypt & Africa
  • DS - Asia & Middle East

Most US history books have the letter E or F at the beginning of the call number.

  • E - US History
    • E 75-99:  Native American history
    • E184.5-185.98: African American history
    • E186-199: Colonial America (1607-1775)
    • E201-298: Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
    • E300-453: Revolution to the Civil War, 1783-1861
    • E441-453: Slavery and Antislavery in the United States
    • E456-655: Civil War, 1861-1865
    • E660-738: Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
    • E740-999: Twentieth century to present
  • F - Local US History & North and South American History
    • F221-235: Virginia

Where is Your Book?