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1- A man whose body consists of books and bookmarks passes into the foreground underneath a green curtain, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 16th century

According to Samuel Johnson, "Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." Until recently, we knew where we could find information upon any given subject—in a research library. Libraries collected, preserved, and made available an array of resources needed by scholars. The bigger and more comprehensive the research library, the greater was the community's access to knowledge, as well as access to those experts who could help patrons navigate the library's geography of knowledge. Because scholarship has been primarily print and artifact based, the library was bound to acquire and then maintain in usable form scholarly literature and primary resources in order to make them

For researchers in the field of History, SKL offers numerous resources, from electronic databases to primary documents. This guide is designed to highlight a selection of these resources and collections.  While many of the titles listed cover History  in general, there are many resources which address a specific aspect of History. The tabs above will lead you to a variety of resources from books to journal articles to statistical information.

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The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is a classification system that was first developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress. Over the course of the twentieth century, the system was adopted for use by other libraries as well, especially large academic libraries in the United States. It is currently one of the most widely used library classification systems in the world.Listed below are the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification on History

Subclass D – History (General)

Subclass DA – Great Britain

Subclass DAW – Central Europe

Subclass DB – Austria – Liechtenstein – Hungary – Czechoslovakia

Subclass DC – France – Andorra – Monaco

Subclass DD – Germany

Subclass DE – Greco-Roman World

Subclass DF – Greece

Subclass DG – Italy – Malta

Subclass DH – Low Countries – Benelux Countries

Subclass DJ – Netherlands (Holland)

Subclass DJK – Eastern Europe (General)

Subclass DK – Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics – Poland

Subclass DL – Northern Europe. Scandinavia

Subclass DP – Spain – Portugal

Subclass DQ – Switzerland

Subclass DR – Balkan Peninsula

Subclass DS – Asia

Subclass DT – Africa

Subclass DU – Oceania (South Seas)

Subclass DX – Romanies