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History Resources

Using this Guide

Welcome to the History Library Guide. This LibGuide is intended to support the course and research needs of students and faculty associated with the history programs across the four campuses of Arizona State University.

Note: This guide is undergoing editing and restructuring as of January 2024.  

Finding and Requesting Books

These provide information about the research resources available here at ASU. 

ASU Library

Special Collections 

ASU OneSearch

Additional "Library One Search" Pages

Sometimes you might need materials that ASU Library does not own.  

You can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items from other libraries to support your learning, research, and teaching.

Interlibrary Loan is a free service available for current ASU students, faculty, and staff.

You can use WorldCat to discover books not held at ASU but available through our InterLibrary Loan service.

Browsing is also an effective method of discovering new materials for research.  This can be done in-person inside library stacks or virtually in the online catalog.  Library of Congress (LC) is the classification used for the library’s call numbers, and many books used for History have call numbers starting with “D.”  While the "D" call numbers are the most common for books related to History, keep in mind that relevant books can be found in other call number categories.  

The following links describe the LC call number categories: 

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