These are equivalent to what you would find on the shelf in a library.
See the Articles tab for locating journals, magazines and newspapers.
More detailed directions can be found on our Searching Databases page.
Use Basic Search to find books listed by author keyword and title keyword.
Books are also assigned subject terms in the catalog. A book is given the most specific subject(s) which fully describes its contents. Use Basic Search / Words in Subject search to look for specific subjects such as: AGRICULTURE--ENGLAND -- HISTORY, as well as broad subject headings such as EUROPE--HISTORY--18TH CENTURY.
Remember that books on broad subjects may well have sections dealing with the more specific topic you are researching.
Time periods are especially important when searching for history books. Each country or city will have time periods appropriate to that place. To find the time periods used for the history of a country, city, or region, do a Basic Search by “Subject begins with...…”. Type in the PLACE NAME and the word HISTORY. Then you can browse through screens of time period subdivisions. This is very useful for places with many history books in our collection.
Example: Great Britain History - you will see the many time periods of British history to choose from - in 3 groupings, listed one after the other.
Clearly, you will want to check all three sequential lists.
If you just use Basic Search / "All Fields" or "Words in Subject" for - Great Britain History - you get more than 2700 hits, with time periods all mixed together.
Also, use the SUBJECTS listed on the catalog records themselves to identify other useful search terms.
The Times Atlas of World History
Call Number: Ref. G1030 .T54 1993
Rand McNally Atlas of World History
Call Number: Ref. G1030 .R3 1965
Historical Atlas of the World
Call Number: Ref. G1030 .H54 1981
The Anchor Atlas of World History
Call Number: G1030 .K552 1974 v.2
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World
Call Number: Ref G 1033 .B3 2000
Atlas of Classical History
Call Number: Ref G 1033 .A833 1985
Atlas of the Greek and Roman World in Antiquity
Call Number: Ref. G1033 .A84 1981
The Historic Mediterranean: 800 B.C. to A.D. 1500
Call Number: Map case: G 5672.M4S1 1982 N38
The Harper Atlas of the Bible.
Call Number: Ref G2230.H47 1987
Atlas of Mesopotamia.
Call Number: Ref G 2251.E6B42 1962
Atlas of the year 1000
Call Number: Ref. G1034 .M15 1999
Atlas of World War I
Call Number: Ref G1037 .G5 1994
The Times Atlas of the Second World War
Call Number: Ref. G1038 .T6 1989
The Chronological Atlas of World War Two
Call Number: Ref. G1038 .M37 1989
A World Atlas of Military History, 1945-1984
Call Number: Ref. G1030 .H37 1988
Atlas of the 20th century
Call Number: Ref. G1035 .N3 1982
Graphic History of the Americas
Call Number: Ref. G1101.S1 M5 1969
Recent History Atlas 1860 to 1960
Call Number: G1035 .G5 1967
Historical Atlas, Medieval and Modern
Call Number: G1030 .M84 1963
Atlas of the Valley of the Kings
Call number: Atlas Case G2492.V3 A8 2003
The history atlas of Africa
Call number: Ref. G2446.S1 K3 1998