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History @ Webster University Library

As part of the History, Politics, and International Relations Department

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Reference Books

Reference resources can provide a nice starting place in your research to provide an overview of key ideas, especially if you are unsure of how to begin a project.

eBook Search Express

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Electronic Reference Sources

New Books on American History

To serve you better, we have highlighted our newest resources on the 1st floor of the library near the circulation desk.  Many resources are also available on the 3rd floor.

New Books on World History

LC Subject Headings

In many cases, you can refine your search using a region or group to focus your search.  For example

United States--History  or 

Latin America--History 

In many cases you can even add specific time frames such as

India--History--20th Century.

While "History" is the primary subject heading, you can narrow to specific aspects of this larger topic using some of the following terms along with the regional and time designation as noted above:

  • Constitutional History
  • Historical Sites
  • Historical Reenactments
  • Historical Sociology
  • Historiography
  • Military History
  • Public History
  • World History

LC Call Numbers

Library of Congress Call Numbers are an alphanumeric code that allow for the organization of related resources within the same shelf space.  

For history, you will most commonly find materials within the call letters C-F which can be located on the 3rd floor of Webster Library.  These further break into

For more specific, areas, you can consult the OPAC or a librarian.

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