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History: Books

Find articles, books, primary sources, and more for your history research papers.

Books, videos, government documents, manuscript collections, etc.: catalog searches

If you don't get good results searching the Wright State catalog, try the OhioLINK catalog or WorldCat.  

WorldCat contains the books from most of the college/university libraries in the U.S. plus some from Canada and Europe.  You may be able to request books you find in WorldCat via Interlibrary Loan.

Starting Points - Selected Sources for Background and Context

Digitized Books/Scanned Books/Full Text Searching of Books

Books: new arrivals

History books and other materials purchased last month:

Books: Browse Shelves by Library of Congress Subject Headings

The books on the third floor are organized by subject--yes, there is method to the madness! Sometimes you can find the perfect source simply by reading titles on the shelves in an area relevant to your topic. Here is a floor map of the 3rd floor to help you locate the sections listed below.

The reference books on the second floor are organized in the same way.  They cannot be checked out, but they are sometimes a good place to start to get a quick introduction on your topic or to get ideas for potential subjects of interest.

World History (outside the Americas)

D -- History (General)
DA -- Great Britain
DAW -- Central Europe
DB -- Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czechoslovakia
DC -- France - Andorra - Monaco
DD -- Germany
DE -- Greco-Roman World
DF -- Greece
DG -- Italy - Malta
DH -- Low Countries - Benelux Countries
DJ -- Netherlands (Holland)
DJK -- Eastern Europe (General)
DK -- Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics - Poland
DL -- Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP -- Spain - Portugal
DQ -- Switzerland
DR -- Balkan Peninsula
DS -- Asia
DT -- Africa
DU -- Oceania (South Seas)
DX -- Romanies

History of the Americas

E
11-143 America
151-909 United States
F
1-975 United States local history
1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada). Dutch America
1170 French America
1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America

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