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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 495A: Incredible India?

A course guide.

Image Collections

No list of image collections can hope to be comprehensive. Below are some big collections we think you'll find especially useful, but consider trying some of the important catalogs to digital resources on the Web:

The Library has produced several collections of digital images--these collections include historical maps, German emblem books, French World War I posters, and Irish cartoons. These collections are available at

Shelf Browsing

Your search for sources will most likely involve identifying several possible call number ranges related to your topic and going to the shelves in the bookstacks to browse for books or periodicals with images you can use. For example, books with the subject heading India--Description and travel are classified in 915.40453, and you can browse the books on the shelves to look for Indian travel narratives.