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Where to Find History Books in the Library
Books in the library are organized by call numbers. Below is a list of the first letters of the call numbers that will help you find a variety of books about the topic of History.
D - World History
DR-DS: Asia & Middle East
DU: Oceania & Australia
E - United States History
E11-45: America & North America (General)
E51-99: Native Americans
E101-135: European Discovery of America
E151-184: United States (General)
E185: African Americans
E186-199: Colonial Period
E300-453: Revolution to Civil War
E456-655: Civil War
E660-730: Late Nineteenth Century
E740-909: Twentieth Century to Present
F - History of the Americas
F1-975: U.S. Local History (F116-130: New York)
F1001-1145.2: British America (including Canada)
F1170: French America
F1201-3799: Latin America
Searching for Books
Use Primo to do a basic search for just about anything in our library catalog. You can limit your search to just books. Use Primo to search for books held in the AU Libraries or books throughout the SUNY libraries.
Box of Books Online Library Catalog (STARCat)
Search the catalog of the Box of Books Library (Alfred's public library) or the Southern Tier Regional library system.
WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries around the world. If you find a book that isn't available at Alfred, you can request it with Interlibrary Loan.
Google Book Search
Google Book search allows you to access bibliographic information and in some cases full texts of books for free. Check the "Full View Only" box to search for full text of books.
Goodreads is an American social cataloging website that allows individuals to search its database of books, annotations, quotes, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists. Users provide reviews and ratings for books.
Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
The Marx and Philosophy Review of Books publishes online reviews of books in the area of Marxism and philosophy, interpreted very broadly as regards both ‘Marxism’ and ‘philosophy’.