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History: Finding Books

A guide to history resources at Salem State College.

Finding Books at SSU and Beyond

Follow the links below to find books at Salem State University Library or in libraries elsewhere.

InterLibrary Loan

Call Numbers for History

Many people like to search for books in the library by browsing the shelves.  This works because books are arranged on the shelves by subject.  The call number of each book tells not only where the book is in the library, but what its main subject is.  Use the list below to find history books on the topic in which you are interested.


C    Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)

CB    History of Civilization

CC   Archaelology

CD    Diplomatics. Archives. Seals.

CE   Technical Chronology. Calendar.

CI   Numismatics.

CN   Inscriptions. Epigraphy.

CR   Heraldry

CS   Genealogy

CT   Biography (General)


D   History (General)

     Europe (General)

DA   Great Britain

DAW   Central Europe

DB   Austria. Hungary. Czechoslovakia

DC   France

DD   Germany

DE   The Greco-Roman World

DF   Greece

DG   Italy

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. Turkey

DS   Asia

DT   Africa

DU   Oceanina (South Seas)

DX   Gypsies


E-F    History: America

  United States (General)

F   United States local history. Canada. Latin America


For more specific topics, click on the links below.

Subject Guide

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Additional Call Numbers Related to History

BL660-2680   History and prinicples of religions

HC-HD   Economic history and conditions

HN   Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

JV61-152   Colonies and colonization - history

JV6021-6347   Emigraion and Immigration.  International Migration - history

LA   History of Education

ML159-3785   Literature on music.  History and criticism

N5300-7418   Visual arts - history

PN441-1009.5   Literature (General). Literary history

R131-687   History of medicine. Medical expeditions

U27043   Military science (General). History of military science

U45   Military Science (General). Historiography