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)
- Subclass CB - History of Civilization
- Subclass CC - Archaeology
- Subclass CD - Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
- Subclass CE - Technical Chronology. Calendar
- Subclass CJ - Numismatics
- Subclass CN - Inscriptions. Epigraphy
- Subclass CR - Heraldry
- Subclass CS - Genealogy
- Subclass CT - Biography
Class D - World History (except American History)
- Subclass D - History (General)
- Subclass DA - Great Britain
- Subclass DAW - Central Europe
- Subclass DB - Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czechoslovakia
- Subclass DC - France - Andorra - Monaco
- Subclass DD - Germany
- Subclass DE - Greco-Roman World
- Subclass DF - Greece
- Subclass DG - Italy - Malta
- Subclass DH - Low Countries - Benelux Countries
- Subclass DJ - Netherlands (Holland)
- Subclass DJK - Eastern Europe (General)
- Subclass DK - Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics - Poland
- Subclass DL - Northern Europe. Scandinavia
- Subclass DP - Spain - Portugal
- Subclass DQ - Switzerland
- Subclass DR - Balkan Peninsula
- Subclass DS - Asia
- Subclass DT - Africa
- Subclass DU - Oceania (South Seas)
- Subclass DX - Gypsies
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.
Quick Links to History
Best of History Websites "portal created for students, history educators, and general history enthusiasts."
History Online(from the University of London)
WWWVL The World Wide Virtual Library History: Central Catalogue (Univ. of Kansas)
History Guide "Subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in history with a focus on Anglo-American history."
The Soldiers Memorial
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