A guide to the best sources for American History and World History.

LC Classification

UTSA Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system to assign call numers to books. A book's call number is basically its address on the shelf. You'll usually find history books under these broad categories:

D History (General)
DA Great Britain 
DAW Central Europe 
DB  Austria - Hungary - Czech.
DC  France - Monaco
DD  Germany
DE Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy - Malta
DH  Low Countries
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DJK Eastern Europe (General)
DK Russia - Soviet Union - Poland
DL Northern Europe - Scandinavia
DP Spain - Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DS Asia
DT Africa
DU  Oceania
DX  Romanies
E America - United States
F United States local history - 
   Canada - Mexico - Latin America


Example: F209 .E53 1989 is the call number for the book:

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