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A basic guide to assist history students in locating resources.
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Library of Congress Classification

Page Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize books by specific subjects.  The LC system uses letters and numbers to do this.

To browse the library's holdings for materials on a specific history topic, search for materials in the C, D, E sections  in the General Stacks area (downstairs). Also, African-American  historytopics can be found in the A.P. Marshall African-American and Ethnic Studies Collection (3rd floor)

Class C - Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)

Class D - World History (except American History)

Class E - American History

Class F - Local History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America




Click on the blue tabs above to  find information on how to find articles and books on history.  There is also a citation tab to assist with creating citations.  Remember, if you need any assistance, please let us know.  We are all here to aid the learning process!

For further information on research and historical writing strategies, refer to the Historical Research Libguide on the Inman E. Page Library website.


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What is Historic Research

What is Historical Research?

Historical research is the process of systematically examining past events to give an account of what has happened in the past.                             

It is not a mere accumulation of facts and dates or even a description of past events.
It is a flowing, dynamic account of past events which involves an interpretation of these events in an attempt to recapture the nuances, personalities, and ideas that influenced these events.
One of the goals of historical research is to communicate an understanding of past events


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