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Resource Guide:
Africa, Asia, Oceania

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
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

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.

  • 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

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
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

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.

  • 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)

Selected Websites and Digital Archives