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Research Guides

History: Find Books/eBooks

Browse the Shelves (History)

Sometimes wandering the shelves is useful. If you can find one book on a topic, others like it will be sitting close by.  Be sure to look at both the Reference collection on the first floor for general helps like encyclopedias, and at the circulating collection on the second floor for books you can take with you

Library of Congress Classification System (second floor)

Class C   History (Allied fields).

subclass CC  Archaeology

subclass CS  Genealogy

Class D   History (General).

subclass D-DR General. Europe

subclass DS-DX Asia. Africa. Oceania

Class E  United States (by period; roughly chronological)

  11-143 Americas (general). Pre-settlement

151-185 United States (general)

186-199 Colonial

200-298 Revolution

300-453 Revolution to Civil War. Antebellum

456-655 Civil War.

660-738 Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900. Postbellum

740-837 Twentieth century

838-889  Later twentieth century

Class F   United States. British, French, Latin America

     1-975  United States (by state, region)

1101-1170  Canada

Search the library catalogue to find books by author, title, and subject; and of course, you are always welcome ask a librarian at the Questions Desk on the First Floor for help.

WorldCat: Find Books in Other Libraries

You can discover books (and other materials) not available in the SUU library by using the database, which lists the holdings of hundreds of library catalogs. Enter relevant terms or names in the box below.

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

SUU researchers can request most items found in WorldCat via Interlibrary Loan.


SUU Library Catalog

Locate history books in the SUU Library using the SUU Library CatalogMost history books in the SUU Library can be found in the Main Collection on the second floor in the call numbers from C to F.  The red quick search box on the library page work for most searches.


Use advanced search when you need to modify your search by language, type, or library location.



Google Books Search

Google Books rarely provides full-text access to recently published books. It can be very useful for viewing books' tables of contents and other information.

Google Book Search