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History: Finding Books

Features selective resources for research on Historical topics

Finding Electronic Books

LBC OneSearch

LBC OneSearch is a single search box experience that allows you to search for books, electronic books, journal articles, and sources of other formats all simultaneously. Here's how to retrieve only electronic books using LBC OneSearch:

  • Type in relevant search terms and select "Search."
  • To limit your search to electronic books, go to the column on the left side of the screen: "Refine Results."
  • Check the box "eBooks" under the heading "Source Types."
  •  This will reduce your search to just electronic books. 

Google Books

Google Books is a project to digitize and put the full-text of books online. Most of the full-text books are older and out of copyright; for books that are newer and/or still within copyright, you will find only excerpts, with links to libraries (including The Jones Library) that may own the print copy.

New Books

FINDING LBC BOOKS

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Browsing Call Numbers

The Jones Library Main Collection, Located on Levels One and Two,  are arranged according the the Library of Congress Classification system. Once you know the general area where books on your topic are kept, it can be very effective to browse the shelves.

D History (General)
DA Great Britain
DAW Central Europe
DB Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czech & Slovakia
DC France - Andorra - Monaco
DD Germany
DE Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy - Malta
DH Low Countries - Benelux Countries
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DJK Eastern Europe (General)
DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics - Poland
DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP Spain - Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DS Asia
DT Africa
DU Oceania (South Seas)
DX Romanies

E 11-143 America
E 151-904  United States

F 1-975 United States local history
F 1001-1145.2  British America (including Canada)
F 1201-3799  Latin America. Spanish America