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World Civilization and History

General guide to assist students and faculty with World History and Civilization.

Find Books in the RSU Library

Search all books, ebooks, audibooks, and films in the Stratton Taylor Library's collection. 

Remember: when looking for physical books, many topics will be grouped together.  If you find one or two books on immigration, for example, often several other books on the topic of immigration will be in the same general area.

Browse the Shelves

If you can visit the library in person, shelf-browsing is an excellent way to discover resources on your topic. All books in the RSU Libraries are organized according to the Library of Congress (LC) Classifcation system. Below is a brief guide to LC Classification for world history.

Class D: History (General)

Subclass DA: History of Great Britain

Subclass DAW: History of Central Europe

Subclass DB: History of Austria, Liechsenstein, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Austro-Hungarian Empire

Subclass DC: History of France

Subclass DD: History of Germany

Subclass DE: History of the Greco-Roman World

Subclass DF: History of Greece

Subclass DG: History of Italy

Subclass DH: History of Low Countries, Benelux Countries

Subclass DJ: History of Netherlands (Holland)

Subclass DJK: History of Eastern Europe

Subclass DK: History of Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics

Subclass DL: History of Northern Europe, Scandinavia

Subclass DP: History of Spain

Subclass DG: History of Switzerland

Subclass DR: History of Balkan Peninsula

Subclass DS: History of Asia

Subclass DT: History of Africa

Subclass DU: History of Oceania (South Seas)

Subclass DX: History of Romanies