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History: World

This guide is meant to serve as an introduction to print and online resources useful for research in aspects of world history.

Find Books - locally

Try GW Libraries Search  to find books on aspects of world history held at GW and other Washington Research Library Consortium locations.

Book Locations:

Books on the shelves at GW libraries are organized by subject according to the Library of Congress Classification System.  Titles that are predominantly about history are found in the D - F classes, depending on the region or nationality, e.g., books on African history are found in the DT section.  See the Classification System for details.

Books at Gelman Library with call numbers D - F are located on the 4th floor (see the Gelman Stacks Map to the left).

Intro to the Catalog (video)

Intro to the Catalog
A brief tutorial on searching the library catalog

Find Books Outside the Consortium

Search this database for books in libraries across the United States and around the world. Covers the holdings of academic, public, government, and special libraries. Patrons may request items for delivery via Interlibrary Loan.

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