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History: Finding Books

How to find books

How to find book chapters

QCat and Shelf-marks - Finding Stuff

Useful shelf-marks

The most common shelf-marks for History are:

BL-BX - for Religion and Religious History
D - for European and World History
DA - for British and Irish History (DA900-DA995 for Irish History)
E & F - for the History of the Americas
HC-HD - for Economic History
JC & JN - for Political Theory and Institutions.

Recommended readings may also be found in Short Loan on the Ground Floor.

Where can I find books about my subject in the McClay Library?

Understanding shelf-marks

Each book has a shelf-mark, which is a combination of letters and numbers. Break this down into sections to make it easier to find the book you are looking for.


Just ask at one of the Enquiry Desks if you can't find what you are looking for - we are here to help.

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