Subject Guide: European History 200 -- More Books

Subject Guide: European History 200 -- More Books


Bibliographies are listings of publications on specific subjects, persons, or period. Guides identify standard works and major writings in a discipline.

Search by subject and the subheading.

Example: Luther, Martin 1485-1546 -- Bibliography

Some national bibliographies are under Bibliography, National followed by the name of the country. Keyword searches can be used but will retrieve any mention of the word "bibliography."

Selected bibliographies:

  • Catalogo cumulativo REF Z2345 F65 (National Bibliography)
  • Cumulative bibliography of medieval military history and technology U37 .D48
  • Bibliography of British History, 1789-1851.  REF Z2019 .B76 1977
  • Women in English social history REF Z7964.G7 K36 1987


Historiographies are the study of the way history has been and is written -- the history of historical writing.

First search catalogs by keyword. As a subject, Historiography will be used as both a Subject Heading and a Subheading.

Example: Historiography -- Germany or Zionism -- Historiography.
  • Encyclopedia of historians and historical writing REF D14 .E58 1999
  • Eighteenth-century British historians  Ref PN451 .D5 v.336 2007

Reader's guide to ... are a great series of historiographies available in the Reference section.

  • Reader's Guide to British History, 2 vols. REF DA34 R43 2003
  • Reader's Guide to Military History REF Z6724.H6 R43 2001

There are several historiographies in circulating stacks such as:

  • Imperial Germany: a historiographical companion DD220 .I635
  • Reformation in historical thought BR307 D47 1985 


The best way to find overviews are through guides, bibliographies, etc. Also try searching catalogs with keywords: Companion, Encyclopedias, Reader, etc.  

Biographies / Autobigraphies

Search by keywords. Note that that many biographies are under broader Subject Headings.

Example: Statesmen -- Portugal -- Biography or Waffen-SS -- Biography

Or you can use a compilation or index:

  • Research guide to European historical biography, 1450-present REF Z5304.C44 R47 1992
  • Dizionario Biografico Degli Italiani REF CT 1123 D5
  • Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopadie REF CT 759 D48 1995
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Great Britain) REF DA28 .O95 2004
  • Osterr. Biographisches Lexikon REF DB36 O38
  • Index Biographique Francais REF DC36 I52 1993
  • BBLK (in German)


  • Rivera Reference Department 
    Phone: (951) 827-4392

Search Tips

  • Use * to retrieve variations: Example: spart* will retrieve sparta, spartan, spartans
  • Refine keyword searches using Subject Headings

Quick Links


Guides identify standard works and major writings in a discipline. 

  • Reference Sources in History REF Z6201 .F72 2004
  • American Historical Association's guide to historical literature 2 vols.  REF Z6201 .A55 1995
Last modified: 6/24/2011 4:43 PM by M. Yonezawa

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