European History Research Guide

Start on FDU’s homepage,, open “Web Shortcuts” dropdown box at left: Select “Libraries”.

To find books go to Search Library Catalog

                     Select Location “Giovatto Library” for books or  “E-Books” to access books online

                     Preview books in “Google Books”

All books at the FDU Libraries are classified by the Library of Congress as such in European History:

D : History (General) and History of Europe             

DA: Great Britain                                                            

DC: France, Andorra, Monaco                                    

DD: Germany 

 DF: Greece                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

DG: Italy – Malta                                                                                              

DH: Benelux Countries (Belgium, Luxembourg)   

DJ: Netherlands (Holland)

DJK: Eastern Europe (General)       

DK: Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics and Poland                         

DL: Northern Europe, Scandivavia    

 DP: Spain, Portugal    

DR: Balkan Peninsula                                                                                                                                                                   



To find a reference book for background information on European History use World Book encyclopdia. A copy of it is located in the new reference collection behind the reference desk. REF AE 5.W55 2016 v.6

To find more specialized reference books on European History, go to the back of the Reference Reading Room in the general reference collection.

To find scholarly, magazine, or newspaper articles, go to FDU Online Library  and pick database

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Key Databases:   Academic Search Premier

  JSTOR Scolarly Journal Archive                                        

         For scholarly articles, select “peer-review” where it allows you to

          If full text of the article is not available, go to Journal Locator and select Title Equals

          If is still not available, go to Google Scholar

          If not available, then fill Interlibrary Loan Request Form @ FDU Library web page

To find primary sources, go to FDU Online Library, then chose Modern World History Online

                        Select “Europe” in Topic Centers, then select topic from “Primary Source Documents”

To cite your paper, go to                                                                         1-14-16