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Browse the Collection

Materials in the library are classified and shelved by subject so be sure to browse the call number areas below in both the reference and circulating collections for more sources.

General and European History by country - D

American History - E

Local and state history - F

Reference is on the- second floor and the circulating collection is on the third floor.


Print Journals

Journals and newspapers are valuable for research because they provide current treatment of a subject.  A list of the library's history periodicals in print can be found by searching the library catalog using the subject search history periodicals.

Search for Books

How to Read a Call Number

For a book with the call number PS3537 T3234 G8 1986b:

The first set of numbers and letters are read alphabetically then numerically:

  • you’ll look for PS after PR

  • then 3537 in numerical order within the PSs

The next set of letters is again alphabetical but the numbers are in decimal order:

  • look for the Ts

  • then 3234 will come after 31 but before 33.

Campus Sketch, 1966, courtesy of UNCSA Archives