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Resource Guide:
British History: 1688-Present

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Great Britain, 20th CenturyDA 566-592
History of Great BritainDA 1-995
Victorian EraDA 550-565
British CommonwealthDA 10-18.2
Social Life and CustomsDA 90-125
Later StuartsDA 430-463
George III, 1760-1820DA 505-522
20th CenturyDA 566-592
WalesDA 700-745
ScotlandDA 750-890
Jacobite Movements, 1707-1745DA 813-814.5
IrelandDA 900-995
DA 900-995JN 101-1371
Colonies and ColonizationJV 1-9480
Seven Years War: 1756-1763D 297
World War I: 1914-1918D 501-680
Period between World Wars: 1919-1939D 720-728
World War II: 1939-1945D 731-838
Post World War II: 1945-presentD 839-860

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Great Britain–History–Edward VII, 1901-1910
  • Great Britain–History–20th Century
  • Great Britain–Politics and Government–20th Century
  • Great Britain–Civilization–African Influence
  • Great Britain–History–Victoria, 1837-1901
  • Women–Great Britain–History–19th century
  • World War, 1939-1945–Regimental histories–Great Britain
  • Social mobility–Great Britain–History–19th century
  • Great Britain–History, Military–1789-1820
  • Great Britain–Social conditions–19th century
  • Great Britain–Colonies–America–Administration
  • Great Britain–Colonies–Administration–History–18th century
  • Architecture–Great Britain–History
  • Balfour Declaration
  • Prisons–Great Britain–History–20th century
  • Great Britain–History–1689-1714
  • Industrial revolution–Great Britain
  • Poverty–Great Britain

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Absent-minded Imperialists Empire, Society, and Culture in Britaine-Book
Bibliography of British HistoryZ 2019 .B76
Biographical Dictionary of British Prime Ministerse-Book
Britain as a Military Powere-Book
The British ConstitutionKD 3989 .K56 2009
Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915HQ 1593 .B87 1994
Churchill, the Unexpected Heroe-Book
Civil Society in British History Ideas, Identities, Institutionse-Book
British History, 1815-1914e-Book
A Companion to Contemporary Britain, 1939-2000DA 592 .C613 2005
Englishness and Empire, 1939-1945e-Book
British Imperialism, 1688-2000JV 1011 .C17 2001
The Roads to Modernity: the British, French, and American EnlightenmentsB 802 .H65 2003
Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century Ever-Decreasing Circlese-Book
Black experience and the empiree-Book

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Social Europe Journal
  • Europe
  • Europe in Figures: Eurostat Yearbook
  • European Affairs
  • European Journal of International Law
  • Economic History Review
  • European Journal of Political Research
  • European Review of History
  • European Social Policy
  • European Union Studies Association Review
  • European History Quarterly

Selected Websites and Digital Archives