Get to know the Dewey divisions in the History section - by doing so you will be able to find History books in most libraries. It also is useful at those times when you know the topic but don't know where to start looking. Note that resources about specific conflicts such as wars, revolutions and civil rights movements will be located within the division for the country where the conflict took place.
For further divisions, click here.
Books that contain primary source material will have been assigned a subject heading that includes the word "sources". For example:
As you can see, these headings can get quite lengthy. If you are uncertain of the exact Subject heading to use, try a Keyword search instead. Type your keyword and link it together with the word "sources" ( eg.: Churchill sources).
Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia.
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A Trove search includes:
Use Google Scholar to locate academic resources. JSTOR results are provided with a direct link to the article.
Looking for something that isn't in our catalogue? You may find it with Google Book Search.