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Guide to library resources for history

Finding books in Snell Library

For books at Snell Library, print and electronic,, search Scholar OneSearch by author, title, or keyword. 

For books unavailable at Snell Library, please check WorldCat Local or contact me for advice about access to other local institutions.

Stacks guide

General/Methods          D1-D1075

Europe                          DA - DR

Soviet Union & Russia  DK

Middle East & South Asia  DS1-DS495

East Asia                      DS501-DS937

Africa                            DT

United States                E

US Local/Regional        F 1 - F 1000  (New England F 1- F15)

Canada                         F1001-F1140

Latin America                F1201-F3799

All these classes are located on Level 3 of Snell Library

Key Resources in this Guide

Background: encyclopedias and related

Britannica Academic (NU Only) has article-length overviews.  They may require updating with news searches.

Search Cambridge Histories Online (NU Only) for scholarly overviews.

Articles from journals.  

JSTOR is the most popular and comprehensive of our resources for scholarly articles in history and related disciplines.

Anthrosource covers the anthropology books and journal articles.

Social Sciences Citation Index and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science), allows citation tracking for examining citing and cited works in scholarly publications. Find widely-cited works, high-impact journals using this database.

Books at Snell Library and beyond.  

Scholar One Search, limit your search to "Library Catalog" for books and e-books.

WorldCat allows you to search and order materials on interlibrary loan, from libraries across North America.

Primary Source Research

See that tabs along the top of this guide for regions and topics.  The NU Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a shared repository of primary source material.  Some is digitized, some can be sent in print using interlibrary loan.  For more information about CRL and how to use their collections please visit the CRL Guide

Subject Guide

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