History

A research guide for students enrolled in history courses at UMA.

Outline for History-related Classification System

At UMA we use the Library of Congress (LC) classification system. The system uses both letters and numbers to organize books by topic or subject, and the categories related to History are listed here:

D History (General)
DA Great Britain
DAW Central Europe
DB Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czechoslovakia
DC France - Andorra - Monaco
DD Germany
DE Greco-Roman World
DF Greece
DG Italy - Malta
DH Low Countries - Benelux Countries
DJ Netherlands (Holland)
DJK Eastern Europe (General)
DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics - Poland
DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP Spain - Portugal
DQ Switzerland
DR Balkan Peninsula
DS Asia
DT Africa
DU Oceania (South Seas)
DX Romanies
E 11-143 America
E 151-909 United States
F 1-975 United States local history
F 1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada)
F 1170 French America
F 1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America

Quick Links

Books - where & how to find them

 

Search for articles (across multiple databases), books, and more--all at once! What is OneSearch?

URSUS : Use the URSUS catalog to find physical books and online books in the Libraries, the University of Maine System, and beyond. If you wish, you can limit your search by using the left side-bar options. Some options include Library Location, online only, by date, eBooks, and videos. Further down on the left are links to MaineCat and WorldCat. By clicking these, your search will be performed in those resources.

MaineCat : If you don't find what you need using URSUS, then try Mainecat which contains books from all over Maine.

WorldCat : If no library in Maine owns the book, try searching the worldwide library catalog: WorldCat. Items found in WorldCat may be requested with Interlibrary Loan. This provides access to millions of items outside the state of Maine. Please plan ahead - shipments for items outside of Maine can be a week or more, depending on the location of the lending library.

First Time Users - Create an ILL Account
Go to our ILL System and click the link that says "Create an Account."

  • Enter all information requested.
  • Click “Submit Information” at the bottom of the page to complete your registration.

Requesting books from other libraries

You may order available items from URSUS with your library card (UMA ID card) using the Request button.

  1. Click the title of the book to see the complete description.

  2. At the top of the page, click the red check mark with the word Request.You will be prompted for:

  3. --  (for example, "Smith")
  4. -- (card numbers start with "25022...") 
  5. -- Pickup Location (Campus, Center, or Delivery Site
  6. Click Submit.
  7. You will see a confirmation: Your request has been successful.
  8. You will receive notification (by email or text message) when the item is available for pickup.

Most books are loaned for 28 days and may be returned at the nearest campus, site, or center. Many items may be renewed online by logging in to My library account

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