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Research Guides@Tufts

History (General)

This research guide is intended as a starting point for historical research.

Databases and Indexes of Scholarly Literature

Print Books in the Library

Browsing the library stacks can be a useful way of finding relevant resources. The following is a guide to how history books are organized in the library stacks according to the Library of Congress system. For more complete details, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

D: History (General) DA: Great Britain
DAW: Central Europe DB: Austria, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Czechoslovakia
DC: France, Andorra, Monaco DD: Germany
DE: Greco-Roman World DF: Greece
DG: Italy, Malta

DH: Low 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 DS: Asia

DT: Africa

DU: Oceania (South Seas)

DX: Romanies

E 11-143: America

E 151-909: United States

F 1-975: United States local history

F 1001-1145: British American (including Canada)

F 1170: French American

F 1201-3799: Latin American, Spanish America