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Browsing Books by Call Number



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Most British History books fall within the DA call number on our Upper Level : 


DA British History


1 - 995      British History    
1 - 4         British Histories-Historigography
10 - 18      The British Empire
20 - 35      General History
40 - 89      Political, Military and Foreign Relations

90 - 125    Antiquities, Social Life and Customs
129 - 592   By Period
600 - 666   Descriptions and Travel. Guidebooks.
670 - 690   Local Histories and Descriptions
700 - 744   History of Wales
750 - 890   History of Scotland
900 - 995   History of Ireland

Other relevant areas include:


CC (Archaeology)

D-F (History & Area Studies)

DA-DR (Europe)

DS (Asia)

DT (Africa)

DU (Oceania)

E-F (Americas)

GR (Folklore)

GT (Customs & Holidays)