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Resource Guide:
British History: 1688-Present

Sample Call Numbers

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

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.

  • 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

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

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

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • 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

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

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives