Europe & the Americans

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 Great BritainDA 1-995
History of Great Britain – By periodDA 129-592
Austria. Austro-Hungarian EmpireDB 1-879
History of France – Revolutionary and Napoleonic PeriodDC 139-249
Germany — Period of World War II, 1939-1945DD 256
History of the Greco-Roman WorldDE 1-100
History of GreeceDF 10-951
Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.DF 229-230
RenaissanceDG 532-537.8
History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet RepublicsDK 1-949.5
Russia. Revolution, 1917-1921DK 265-265.95
Spain. 711-1516. Moorish Domination and the ReconquestDP 97.3-160.8
Latin America. Spanish America.F 1201-3799
Canal Zone. Panama CanalF 1569.C2
CubaF 1751-1854.9
South AmericaF 2201-3799
BrazilF 2501-2699
CanadaF 1001-1145.2
St. Lawrence River, Gulf and Valley (General)F 1050

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. 

  • Great Britain ‚ History ‚ 1066-1687
  • Viking cities and towns
  • Montreal Metropolitan area, QueÃÅbec
  • Grand Banks of Newfoundland ‚ Maps
  • Taino Indians ‚ History
  • Mexican Revolution, Mexico, 1910-1920
  • Enlightenment ‚ Europe
  • Aztecs ‚ Religion
  • Panama Canal (Panama) ‚ Bibliography
  • Pampas (Argentina) ‚ Civilization
  • Cuba ‚ Antiquities
  • South America ‚ Boundaries ‚ Maps
  • Central American periodicals
  • Andes
  • Amazon River
  • Crusades
  • Reformation
  • Explorers ‚ 1400-1500
  • U.S.S.R. Space program
  • Monarchy ‚ Europe
  • France ‚ World War, 1939-1945


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
Early modern Spain a social historye-Book
The German economy in the twentieth centurye-Book
The Penguin atlas of recent history, Europe since 1815: Atlas-IIG 1797.21 .S1 M3
Postwar: a history of Europe since 1945D 1051 .J84 2005
The pursuit of glory: Europe, 1648-1815D 273 .B58 2007
Alterations of state sacred kingship in the English Reformatione-Book
Against their will the history and geography of forced migrationse-Book
America in Europe: a history of the New World in reverseE 121 .A713 1986
The buried mirror: reflections on Spain and the New WorldDP 96 .F84 1992
Seven myths of the Spanish conqueste-Book
Burning water: thought and religion in ancient MexicoF 1219.3 .R38 S43
The politics of South American boundariese-Book
Culture and customs of Argentinae-Book
A Concise encyclopaedia of the Italian RenaissanceDG 445 .C66
Alexander the Greate-Book
Ancient Greece: a political, social, and cultural historyDF 77 .A595 1998

Research Databases
Academic Search Complete
America: History and Life
Cambridge Companions
Civil War: Antebellum to Reconstruction
Credo Reference
eBook Collection
Encyclopedia Britannica
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Fuente Académica
Harpers Weekly
HighWire Press
Humanities International Complete
MasterFILE Premier
Military & Government Collection
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Richmond Daily Dispatch
Wiley Online Library
Women’s Studies International

Relevant Journals
History in Focus
History Matters
History and Theory
History Review
History Today
Historical Methods
Historical Research
Past Imperfect
World Heritage Review (online)
Chronicon (Ireland) (online)
Delaware Review of Latin American Studies (online)
eJournal of Portuguese History (online)
Nordic Notes (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. 

Selected Web Pages & Digital Archives 
Internet History Sourcebooks Project 
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection 
Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages 
The Domesday Book 
Great Archaeological Sites of France 
Cambridge Digital Library
Ancient Greece 
Selected Works of Martin Luther 
Indigenous Studies for the Caribbean and Central and South America 
Periodis Web – A Historical Atlas and Gazetteer of Europe from Year 1 to 2000 
National Library of Scotland
Smithsonian Collections Search
European History – Primary Sources