Africa, Asia, Oceania

Sample Call Numbers 
Sample Subject Headings 
Library Catalogs 
Sample Materials 
Research Databases 
Relevant Journals 
Selected Web Pages and Digital Archives 

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Sample Call Numbers
History of Asia
The Islamic World
Arab Countries 
Middle East
Southeast Asia
History of Africa
North Africa
South Africa
History of Oceania
Smaller Island Groups  
DS 1-937
DS 35.3-35.77
DS 36-39.2
DS 41-66
DS 67-79.9
DS 101-151
DS 401-486.8
DS 520-560.72
DS 701-799.9
DS 801-897
DT 1-3415
DT 43-154
DT 160-177
DT 1701-2405
DU 1-950
DU 80-398
DU 520-950

Sample Subject Headings
Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

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


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


Library Catalogs 
Von Canon Library Catalog 
Washington and Lee Catalog   
VMI Preston Library Catalog  
Rockbridge Public Library Catalog (incl. BV Branch)  
WorldCat Database   

Sample Materials
Afghan frontier feuding and fighting in Central Asia
After imperialism; the search for a new order in the Far East
Ancient China and its enemies
The Asian trade revolution of the seventeenth century 
The last empire thirty years of Portuguese decolonization 
The archaeology of colonialism 
Africa remembered; narratives by West Africans 
The African past; chronicles from antiquity to modern times 
The African-American mosaic
Ancient Egypt: a social history 
Asante identities history and modernity in an African village
Acre the rise and fall of a Palestinian city, 1730-1831
The ancient history of the Near East from the earliest times…
The ancient way: life and landmarks of the Holy Land
The formation of Islam religion and society in the Near East
The history of the Middle East wars
The pre-Islamic Middle East
The British image of India
REM DS 518 .I75
HF 495 .S83
CC 77 .H5 A717 2001
DT 20 .D3
REM Z 1361 .N39 L47
REM DT 83 .A656
DS 62 .H3
BS 621 .E9
DS 62.5 .W47
REM PR 830 .I6 G7

Research Databases
Academic Search Complete
Cambridge Companions
Choice Reviews Online
Credo Reference
eBook Collection
Encyclopedia Britannica
HighWire Press
Humanities International Complete
MasterFILE Premier
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Wiley Online Library
Women's Studies International

Relevant Journals
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)

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal/magazine, use the JournalFinder tool on the Von Canon Library homepage. The Washington and Lee Library has a similar tool called PeriodicalFinder. The VMI Library has a similar tool called JournalLocator.

Selected Web Pages & Digital Archives 
Internet History Sourcebooks Project  
Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent  
African Voices: History  
Maps of Africa Perry Castañeda Collection  
The Story of Africa  
The Economic History of Southern Africa  
South African History Online  
African Research Central  
Columbia University Libraries African Studies  
Online Gallery National Diet Library Japan  
Silk Road Timeline/Articles  
Southeast Asian Images and Text  
Maritime Asia  
Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection
History of China  
National Museum of Japanese History  
History of Australia  
Oceania: Society and Culture 
Internet Indian History Sourcebook  
Ancient Near East and Mediterranean World Collection  
Jerusalem Early History and Archaeology  
Costumes of the Levant  
History of Oil in Iraq  
Brief History of Mesopotamia  
Siberian photo collection  
Guide to the Great Siberian Railway