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Resource Guide:
Twentieth-Century Europe

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Great Britain, 20th CenturyDA 566-592
Austria, 19th-20th CenturiesE 740-837.7
Austrian Republic, 1918DB 96-99.2
Austria, 1938-1955DB 99-99.1
Hungary, 1945-1989DB 955.9-957.5
France, 20th centuryDC 361-424
France, 1940-1946DC 397
France Fourth Republic, 1947-1958DC 398-409
France Fifth Republic, 1958DC 411-424
Germany, 1871-1914DD 217-228.7
Germany, 1914-1918DD 228-232
Germany, 1918DD 233-257.4
Germany, 1933-1945DD 253-256.8
Greece, 20th CenturyDF 833-854.32
Italy, 1919-1945DG 571-572
Belgium, 20th CenturyDH 677-694
Russia, 1917-1921DK 265
USSR, 1918-1991DK 266-292
Spain, 1936-1939DP 269

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.

  • Europe, History, 1914
  • Europe, Armed Forces, History, 20th Century
  • Europe, Civilization, 20th Century
  • Europe, Social Conditions, 20th Century
  • Europe, Administrative and Political Divisions, History, 1918-1945
  • Europe, Autonomy and Independence Movements, History, 20th Century
  • Europe, Central, Civilization, 20th Century
  • Europe, Central, Economic Conditions, 20th Century
  • Europe, Central, History, 20th Century
  • Europe, Economic Integration, History, 20th Century
  • Europe, Eastern, Economic Conditions, 1945-1989
  • Europe, Eastern, Politics and Government, 1945
  • Europe, Eastern, Ethnic Relations, History, 20th Century
  • European Union Countries, Economic Integration
  • Europe, Archival Resources
  • Europe, Boundaries, History, 20th Century
  • Europe, Western, Emigration and Immigration, History, 20th Century

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Europe united : power politics and the making of the European CommunityJZ 1570 .A5 R67 2011
Sociology of the European UnionHN 373.5 .S65 2011
Sexuality in Europe: A twentieth-century historyHQ 18 .E8 H47 2011
The Monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in historyD 810 .A7 E23 2009
Women in twentieth-century EuropeHQ 1587 .A45 2007
FDR and the JewsE 807 .B745 2013
The Russian roots of NazismDD 78 .R87 K45 2004
One hundred years of socialismHX 238 .S27 1996
The violent muse : violence and the artistic imagination in Europe 1910-1939HX 240.7 .A6 B73
The European challenges post-1992: shaping factors, shaping actorsD 2009 .E878 1993
From Sarajevo to PotsdamCB 425 .T38
The Belgian economy in the twentieth centurye-Book
The European economy 1914-2000e-Book
Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945e-Book
Federalism and European union the building of Europe, 1950-2000e-Book
The German economy in the twentieth centurye-Book
Population politics in twentieth-century Europee-Book
Hitler’s museum DVD N 8796.3 Hitler’s Museum

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
  • German Life and Letters
  • German Quarterly
  • Russian Studies in History
  • Swiss Political Science Review
  • European History Quarterly

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

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