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 AsiaDS 1-937
The Islamic WorldDS 35.3-35.77
Arab CountriesDS 36-39.2
Middle EastDS 41-66
IraqDS 67-79.9
IsraelDS 101-151
IndiaDS 401-486.8
Southeast AsiaDS 520-560.72
ChinaDS 701-799.9
JapanDS 801-897
History of AfricaDT 1-3415
EgyptDT 43-154
North AfricaDT 160-177
South AfricaDT 1701-2405
History of OceaniaDU 1-950
AustraliaDU 80-398
Smaller Island GroupsDU 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
  • Apartheid
  • 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 Asiae-Book
After imperialism; the search for a new order in the Far EastREM DS 518 .I75
Ancient China and its enemiese-Book
The Asian trade revolution of the seventeenth centuryHF 495 .S83
The last empire thirty years of Portuguese decolonizatione-Book
The archaeology of colonialismCC 77 .H5 A717 2001
Africa remembered; narratives by West AfricansREMOTE DT 471 .C8
The African past; chronicles from antiquity to modern timesDT 20 .D3
The African-American mosaicREM Z 1361 .N39 L47
Ancient Egypt: a social historyREM DT 83 .A656
Asante identities history and modernity in an African villagee-Book
Acre the rise and fall of a Palestinian city, 1730-1831e-Book
The ancient history of the Near East from the earliest times…DS 62 .H3
The ancient way: life and landmarks of the Holy LandBS 621 .E9
The formation of Islam religion and society in the Near Easte-Book
The history of the Middle East warsDS 62.5 .W47
The pre-Islamic Middle Easte-Book
The British image of IndiaREM 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  
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