Example subject terms:
Latin America history
Middle East history
Subject headings for the history of individual countries or regions are in this format:
name of country history (subdivisions are chronological)
for example: India history
Also try: name of country civilization
for example: China civilization
Or try using the subdivision ” ... name of country history” under another subject (i.e. search Sports United States History as a subject).
plague AND europe
egypt* AND pyramid*
africa* AND (electricity OR energy)
[* is a “wildcard” symbol that tells the system to find the given word as well as that word with any endings. So, “egypt*” will find “egypt,” “egytian,” and “egyptology.”]
930 History of the ancient world (to ca. 499)
940 History of Europe
950 History of Asia
960 History of Africa
970 History of North America
980 History of South America
990 History of other areas
Click below for a breakdown of the Dewey decimal numbers for history (PDF)
Use the Library Catalog to search for books and more.
Searching by keyword (called "All Fields" in new online catalog)
Choose the most significant concepts for your search. Put "and" between them. Click on Find button or hit enter.
Put your subject term in the basic search box, and select Subject from the drop-down menu.
If you don't get results, try an Advanced Search.
Then, put in your topic as a subject. Add a keyword for a more focused search.
Click on a title to learn more about the item and where it's located.
To place an interlibrary loan request for a book or audiovisual item found at another college in the Vermont State Colleges Online Catalog:
You'll receive the book in approximately one week if it's available. You'll get a message in your Castleton email when it arrives.
Worldcat is a very large union catalog that includes the holdings of most U.S. academic libraries.
Google Books permits searching the full content of some books. Books in the public domain (not copyright protected) are available online.
If you find a book (or other item) of interest that the VSC libraries don't own, you can request it through interlibrary loan.
Click on Search Other Libraries here or within the library catalog
Find the book you want and click on
Then log in and make the request. Pay attention to your Castleton email for follow-up.