Europe & the Americas

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 Britain
History of Great Britain – By period
Austria. Austro-Hungarian Empire
History of France – Revolutionary and Napoleonic Period
Germany -- Period of World War II, 1939-1945
History of the Greco-Roman World
History of Greece
Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Russia. Revolution, 1917-1921
Spain. 711-1516. Moorish Domination and the Reconquest
Latin America. Spanish America.
Canal Zone. Panama Canal
South America
St. Lawrence River, Gulf and Valley (General)  
DA 1-995
DA 129-592
DB 1-879
DC 139-249
DD 256
DE 1-100
DF 10-951
DF 229-230
DG 532-537.8
DK 1-949.5
DK 265-265.95
DP 97.3-160.8 
F 1201-3799
F 1569.C2
F 1751-1854.9
F 2201-3799
F 2501-2699
F 1001-1145.2 
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, Québec

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


Amazon River



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 history
The German economy in the twentieth century
The Penguin atlas of recent history, Europe since 1815: Atlas-II
Postwar: a history of Europe since 1945
The pursuit of glory: Europe, 1648-1815
Alterations of state sacred kingship in the English Reformation
Against their will the history and geography of forced migrations
America in Europe: a history of the New World in reverse
The buried mirror: reflections on Spain and the New World
Seven myths of the Spanish conquest
Burning water: thought and religion in ancient Mexico
The politics of South American boundaries
Culture and customs of Argentina
A Concise encyclopaedia of the Italian Renaissance
Alexander the Great
Ancient Greece: a political, social, and cultural history
G 1797.21 .S1 M3
D 1051 .J84 2005
D 273 .B58 2007
E 121 .A713 1986
DP 96 .F84 1992
F 1219.3 .R38 S43
DG 445 .C66
DF 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 
The European Enlightenment 
Irish Penal Laws 
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 
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History – Mesoamerica and Central America 
Periodis Web - A Historical Atlas and Gazetteer of Europe from Year 1 to 2000 
National Library of Scotland
Smithsonian Collections Search
U.S. Army Heritage Collection
Smithsonian Collections Search
U.S. Army Heritage Collection
European History – Primary Sources