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This guide is intended to help you find both print and online history resources.

HISTORY GUIDE

This guide is intended to help you find both print and online history resources. This guide is only a starting point for your research, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of resources. If you need further assistance, please visit the Service Desk in the library or contact your librarian, Robert Robinette, at rrobinette@astate.edu

Poll

Do you prefer print or ebooks?
The tactile nature of delicate vellum pages titillates me.: 4 votes (66.67%)
I AM AN AUTOMATON. FEED ME DIGITAL DATA.: 2 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 6

Historical Societies

BOOKS IN THE DEAN B. ELLIS LIBRARY

All books in the library are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress classification system for call numbers and subject headings. The main call numbers for history begin with “D, E, & F”. The basic breakdown is as follows:

CB3 – CB482 - History of Civilization
CT21 – CT9999 - Biography
D1 – DT2009 - History (General)
DA1 – DA995 - Great Britain
DC1 – DC947 - France
DD1 – DD905 - Germany
DK1 – DK949.5 - Russia
DS1 – DS937 - Asia
DT1 – DT3415 - Africa
E151 – E889 - United States
F406 – F420 - Arkansas
F1001 – F1145.2 - Canada
F1201 – F3799 - Latin America

 
The numbers that follow these beginning letters relate to the narrower scope of the item, for example: the call numbers F406-420 represent books about history in Arkansas, and the call numbers F856-870 are for books about history in California. An example of a specific call number for a book entitled From Slavery to Uncertain Freedom : the Freedmen’s Bureau in Arkansas, 1865-1869 is F411 .F445 1996.

 
Occasionally a totally different call number will appear. This means the item is about more than history and higher importance was given to the other subject when the call number was assigned.

DATABASES

You may request articles from sources we don't subscribe to through Interlibrary Loan for free. Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan can take 2-5 business days to come in, depending on the lending library.

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