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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Shelf Browsing Guide to the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

A guide to the printed books collection in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, as arranged by Library of Congress Classification System, and a guide to the Library of Congress Call Numbers

Subclass D: History (General)

  • D1-2027: World History
    • D1-24: General
    • D25-27: Military history
    • D31-34: Political and diplomatic history
    • D51-95: Ancient history
    • D101-110.5: Medieval and modern history
    • D111-203: Medieval History
      • D151-173: Crusades, 1095-1291 
    • D205-475: Modern history, 1453-
      • D410-475: 20th century  
    • D501-680: World War I, 1914-1918 
    • D731-838: World War II, 1939-1945 
    • D839-860: Cold War, 1945-1989 

Subclass DA: Great Britain

  • DA10-18: British Empire
  • DA20-690: England
    • DA25: Official records, sources, documents
    • DA28: Biography
    • DA30: General works
    • DA40-44: Political history
    • DA45-47: Foreign relations 
    • DA49-89: Military history
    • DA110-118: Social life, customs, civilization, intellectual life, national characteristics
    • DA125: Immigrants
    • DA129-592: By time period
      • DA129-260: Early and medieval
        • DA140-199: Roman Britain, 43-410
      • DA300-592: Modern, 1485-present
        • DA317.3-360: 1485-1603 (Tudor era)
        • DA370-463: 1603-1702 (Stuart era and Commonwealth)
        • DA470-592: 1702-
          • DA480-522: 18th century
          • DA529-565: 19th century
            • DA529-533: General works, biography, autobiography
            • DA535-542: 1801-1837
            • DA550-565: 1837-1901 (Victorian era)
          • DA566- 592: 20th century-
            • DA567-570: 1901-1910 (Edwardian)
            • DA573-583: 1910-1936 (George V and Edward VIII)
            • DA584-589: 1937-1952 (George VI)
            • DA590-592: 1952- (Elizabeth II)
      • DA600-640: Historical geography. Description and travel
      • DA670: Local history and description
      • DA675-689: London
      • DA690: Other cities
  • DA700-745: Wales
  • DA750-890: Scotland
  • DA900-995: Ireland

Subclass DAW: Central Europe

Subclass DAW is a small part of the HPNL collection (about a dozen books), and it comprises works on central Europe as a whole. For works on specific nation-states of central Europe, see class DB. For works on Germany see subclass DD.

  • DAW1001-1045: General
  • DAW1046-1051: By time period

Subclass DB: Austria. Hungary

Subclass DB is also a relatively small collection (about 150 books), which focuses primarily on the Habsburg Empire (House of Austria) and its constituent regions and nation states.

  • DB1-879: Austria
    • DB1-49: General
    • DB51- 99: By time period
    • DB101-879: By place
  • DB901-999: Hungary
  • DB2000-3150: Czechoslovakia

Subclass DC: France

  • DC33: Social life and customs. Civilization. Intellectual life
  • DC34: Social groups
  • DC36.1-36.8: Biography
  • DC36.9: Historiography. Study and teaching
  • DC37-41: General works
  • DC44-59: Military and political history. Foreign relations
  • DC60-424: By time period
    • DC60-109: Early and medieval to 1515
    • DC110-433: Modern, 1515-
      • DC110-120: 1515-1589
      • DC121-130: 1589-1715
        • DC130: 1643-1715 (Louis XIV)
      • DC131-138: 1715-1789
      • DC139-249: 1789-1815
        • DC148: General works
        • DC161-249: By period
          • DC161-195: 1787-1804
          • DC197-219: 1804-1815
          • DC220-249: Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, 1792-1815
      • DC251-354: 19th century
      • DC356-423: 20th century
      • DC425-432: 21st century
  • DC433-947: By place
    • DC701-790: Paris

Subclass DD: Germany

  • DD60-68: Social life and customs. Civilization. Intellectual ife
  • DD73-78: Social groups
  • DD84-97: General works
  • DD99-120: Military and political history.
  • DD121-257: By time period
    • DD125-174: Early and medieval to 1519
    • DD175-257: Modern, 1519-
      • DD175: General works
      • DD176-189: 1519-1648 (Reformation and Counter-reformation)
      • DD190: 1648-1740
      • DD191-196: 1740-1789
      • DD197-199: 1789-1815
      • DD201-216: 19th century 
      • DD217-231: 1871-1918 (Second Empire)
      • DD232-257: 20th century
        • DD232-247: General works. Biography
          • 247.H5: Hitler (biographical works)
        • DD248-251: 1918-1935 (Revolution and Republic)
        • DD253- 256: 1933-1945 (Nazi Germany)
        • DD257: Period of Allied occupation
        • DD258-262: West Germany
        • DD280-289: East Germany
      • DD290: 1990- (Reunified Germany)
  • DD301-454: Prussia
  • DD701-901: By place
    • B801.B31-.B43: Bavaria
    • B851-900: Berlin
    • B901: Other cities

Subclass DQ: Switzerland

  • DQ1-851: Switzerland