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World and American History resources available through the St. Francis College Library and the Internet.
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Library of Congress Classification System

Begin your research in the St. Francis College Library collection. The call letter prefixes below will direct you to where in the collections (both general and reference) you can find materials dealing with the stated topic: 

Some Selected Call Numbers:

C    Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)
History of Civilization
CS Genealogy
CT General Biography
General World History
Great Britian
DAW  Central Europe
DB Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
DC France
DD Germany
DE The Mediterranean Region
DF Greece
DG Italy
DH Belgium, Luxemburg
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DK Russia and former Soviet Republics
DL Northern Europe, Scandinavia
DP Spain, Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DU Oceania, Australia, New Zealand
DX Roma (Gypsies)

History: America and United States
E 75-99   Indians of North America
E 81-83  Indian Wars
E 99      Indian tribes and cultures
E 101-135   Discovery of America and early explorations
E 151-889  United States
E 184-185.98   Elements in the population
E 184.5-185.98   African Americans
E 186-199 Colonial history (1607-1775)
E 201-298          The Revolution, 1775-1783
E 300-453             Revolution to the Civil War
E 441-453         Slavery. Antislavery movements
E 456-655         Civil War period, 1861-1865
E 660-738          Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
E 740-837.7         Twentieth century
E784-805 1919-1933.  "The twenties," etc
E 806-812 FD Roosevelt admins., 1933-1945
E 838-889 Later 20th century, 1961-2000
E 841-843 Kennedy administration
E 855-861 Nixon administration
E 860-861 Watergate Affair
E 885-889 Clinton's admins., 1993-2001
E 895-904 Twenty-first century
E 902-904 George W. Bush admins., 2001-2009
E 907-909 Barack Obama admin. 2009-
F History: United States Local and America
F 1-975 United States local history
F 116-130 New York
F 590.3-596.3. The West. Great Plains, etc
F 1001-1145.2 Canada
F 1201-3799 Latin America.  Spanish America
F 1601-1629 West Indies
F 2201-3799 South America
G Geography & Anthropology

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    This guide was created to assist you in finding World and American History sources through the St. Francis College Library and the web. If you are looking for a general research question to begin your studies browsing by subject in the stacks or searching for academic articles using our online databases can be a good place to start. This guide will also help you find specific types of sources for your project such as primary sources and peer reviewed literature.



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