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Resource Guide:
Western Civilization 2

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
World War 1 (1914-1918)D 500-680
World War 2 (1939-1945)D 731-838
Early Cold War (1945-1965)D 839-847
Late Cold War (1965-1989)D 848-850
Modern Western World (1989-2000)D 856-860
21st century General HistoryD 861-893
Victorian EnglandDA 550-565
20th century Britain (England, Scotland, Ireland)DA 566-965
French Revolution and Napoleonic PeriodD 301-309 / DC 139-249
20th century FranceDC 361-433
Pre War century GermanyDD 217-257
Post War GermanyDD 257-289
Italian RenaissanceDG 532-537
Russian Revolution and CommunismDK 265-292
20th century United StatesE 711-889

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.

  • Renaissance
  • Scientific Revolution
  • Reformation
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Mercantile system
  • Capitalism
  • Habsburg OR Hapsburg
  • Colonialism
  • Colonies -- History
  • Colonization -- History
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
  • Versailles, Treaty of, June 28, 1919 (Germany)
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945–Pacific Area
  • World War, 1939-1945–Moral and ethical aspects
  • Cold War, 1945-1989
  • Communism
  • Germany (West)
  • Post-communism
  • Democratization
  • Neocolonialism

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
Taking Sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in Western CivilizationCB 245 .T287 2000
World War I: the essential reference guideD 510 .W68 2016
World War II: the definitive encyclopedia and document collectionD 740 .E516 2016
1989: the struggle to create post-Cold War EuropeD 860 .S2694 2009
Burned Bridge: how East and West Germans made the Iron CurtainDD 258.85 .G35 S44 2011

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.

  • American Communist History
  • Britain and the World
  • Central European History
  • Economic History Review
  • European Affairs
  • European History Quarterly
  • European Legacy
  • Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (online)
  • The German Quarterly

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.