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History Research Guide

Browsing Catalyst & Stacks

Search for "France -- History" or "Germany -- History" or "Great Britain -- History" to browse a list of relevant subject headings, such as:

  • France -- History -- 17th Century -- Historiography
  • France -- History -- 1848-1870
  • France -- History -- 20th Century -- Sources

Note that many Library of Congress subject headings relevant to European History do not begin with the name of a European country:

  • Peace of Westphalia (1648) -- Exhibitions
  • Feminism -- Europe -- History -- 19th Century
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, British
Browsing the stacks can help you evaluate the library's collection in a given field of study. The following call number ranges contain works relevant to European history:


D General History (Historical Method, World History) DG Italian History
DA History of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland) DH History of the Low Countries
DB Austrian History DJK Eastern European History
DC French History DL Scandinavian History
DD German History DP Spanish History
DE Classical History DQ Swiss History
DF Greek History DR Balkan History

Specialized Databases (articles)

Journal articles presents the most current thinking in the field, provides reviews of historiographical trends, and creates a forum for intellectual exchange among professional historians. 

Journals to Browse

These are core journals in European history you might find relevant to your search. Keep in mind, however, that this list is simply to get you started!