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Resource Guide:
Africa, Asia, Oceania

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
History of AsiaDS 1-937
The Islamic WorldDS 35.3-35.77
Arab CountriesDS 36-39.2
Middle EastDS 41-66
IraqDS 67-79.9
IsraelDS 101-151
IndiaDS 401-486.8
Southeast AsiaDS 520-560.72
ChinaDS 701-799.9
JapanDS 801-897
History of AfricaDT 1-3415
EgyptDT 43-154
North AfricaDT 160-177
South AfricaDT 1701-2405
History of OceaniaDU 1-950
AustraliaDU 80-398
Smaller Island GroupsDU 520-950

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • History ‚ China
  • Silk Road
  • Japan ‚ History ‚ 1185-1600
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Thailand ‚ Antiquities
  • Hong Kong atlases
  • Africa ‚ Historical geography
  • Morocco ‚ Aerial photographs
  • Sahara ‚ Discovery and exploration
  • Apartheid
  • Slavery ‚ Africa ‚ Early works to 1800
  • Barbary States
  • Boer War
  • India ‚ Religion
  • Constantinople ‚ Siege, 1453
  • Australia ‚ Colonization ‚ History
  • Oceania ‚ Archival resources
  • Pacific Islands (Trust Territory)
  • Israel ‚ History ‚ 1948-1967
  • Mesopotamia Civilization
  • Babylonia ‚ Encyclopedias
  • Six Day War, 1967
  • Persia ‚ Kings and Rulers
  • Nile River ‚ Navigation ‚ History

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Afghan frontier feuding and fighting in Central Asiae-Book
Ancient China and its enemiese-Book
The Asian trade revolution of the seventeenth centuryHF 495 .S83
The last empire thirty years of Portuguese decolonizatione-Book
The archaeology of colonialismCC 77 .H5 A717 2001
Africa remembered; narratives by West AfricansREMOTE DT 471 .C8
The African past; chronicles from antiquity to modern timesDT 20 .D3
The African-American mosaicREMOTE Z 1361 .N39 L47
Ancient Egypt: a social historyREMOTE DT 83 .A656
Asante identities history and modernity in an African villagee-Book
Acre the rise and fall of a Palestinian city, 1730-1831e-Book
The ancient history of the Near East from the earliest times to the Battle of SalamisDS 62 .H3
The formation of Islam religion and society in the Near Easte-Book
The history of the Middle East warsDS 62.5 .W47
The pre-Islamic Middle Easte-Book
The British image of India: a study in the literature of imperialism, 1880-1960REMOTE PR 830 .I6 G7

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • History
  • History and Anthropology
  • History and Theory
  • History in Africa
  • History Matters
  • History of Intellectual Culture
  • History Review
  • History Today
  • Historical Methods
  • Historical Research
  • Past Imperfect
  • World Heritage Review (online)
  • African Studies Quarterly (online)
  • Asian Culture and History (online)
  • Middle East Studies Association Bulletin (online)
  • Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (online)

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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