Books in Hiebert Library are arranged using call numbers based on the Library of Congress Classification system. See our guide "How to Read a Call Number" if you need an introduction to how call numbers work.
Most books in the field of history can be found in the following call number ranges:
C: Auxiliary sciences of history (general)
CB: History of civilization
CD: Diplomatics; Archives; Seals
CE: Technical chronology; Calendar
CN: Inscriptions; Epigraphy
D: History (General)
DU: Oceania (South Seas)
151-909: United States
1-975: United States local history
1001-1145.2: British America
1170: French America
1201-3799: Latin America; Spanish America
HC: Economic history and conditions
HN: Social history and conditions
Refer to the map of Hiebert Library for help finding where these call number areas are located.
Library resources in the Hiebert library are organized by subject, using the Library of Congress Classification system. Often, the best way to find resources is by doing a Subject search.
Users often use keyword searches, which can be helpful, but don’t fully capture the collections resources. You can visit the Search Strategies guide to help you strengthen your library searches.
Below are only a sample of useful subject headings you can use to find resources in various areas of the discipline. You can use the Advanced Search in the Search Hiebert Library search boxes embedded throughout the guides to subject search and find resources in the library discovery service.
Helpful hint: Always consider adding the country, region, or century to whatever search terms you're looking for.
History -- Methodology
History -- Philosophy
History -- Religious aspects
History -- Study and teaching
International relations -- History