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History: Books

A guide to finding information in history. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example, to find the location of the following book in the Library, you just need to search Enterprise for 'atkin themes european'

Atkin, N. & Biddiss, M. (eds.), Themes in modern European history, 1890-1945, (London: Routledge, 2009)

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.

 

Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Key locations

4th Floor

300 Social Sciences
320.9 History of political thought
330.9 Economic history
335 History of Socialism
340.09 History of law
370.09 History of education
390 History of customs, folklore, etc.

396.9

Women's history

900 General history
910 Historical geography, history of explorations
913 Archaeology
930 Ancient history
940 World and European history
941-
999
National historical categories, from Scotland to Australasia

3rd Floor

100 Philosophy

180

Ancient and medieval philosophy

200 Religion
270 Church history
500 Science

509

History of sciences

600 Technology and applied science
610.9 History of medicine

Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Call Numbers for selected topics

Albigenses 274.48
American Civil War 973.7072
American Revolution 973.3
Anglo-Saxon England 942.012, 913.42
Austro-Hungarian Empire 943.604

Bede 271.1094281
British Empire 942.08
Byzantine Empire 949.5

Calvinism 284.2
Capetian France 942.021
Capitalism 330.15
Carolingians 944.01
Cathars 274.48
Chartism 942.08
Cistercians 271.12
Cities and towns, Medieval 301.36094
Civil Rights Movement 323.173
Cold War 327.1
Conservative Party 329.942
Corn laws 337.4
Crusades 940.18

D-Day 940.5421
Domesday Book 942.021

Elizabeth I 942.055
European Union 337.914

Fascism 321.644
France, History 944
French Revolution 944.04

Germany, History 943
Gregory of Tours 944.01

Habsburg Empire 943.604
Hastings, Battle of 942.02
Hitler 943.086
Holocaust 940.5405
Hundred Year’s War 944.025

Immigrants – United States 325.73
Industrial Revolution 330.942
Italy, History 945

Labour Party 329.942
London – History 942.1

Magna Carta 942.033
McCarthyism 973.918
MI5 351.7420942
Museology 069

Napoleon 944.05
New Deal 973.917
Nuremberg trials 341.41

Prussia – History 943.1

Reformation 270.6

Slavery – United States 326.973
Southern States – History 975
Stuarts 942.06

Third Reich 943.086
Thirty Years War 940.24

Unification of Italy 945.08

Venice – History 945.31
Versailles, Treaty of 940.3141
Vichy France 944.081
Victorian England 942.08
Vikings 948.02

World War, 1914-1918 940.3
World War, 1939-1945 940.531

New books

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages: