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HIST 3339: French Revolution & Napoleon

Get started researching the French Revolution and Napoleon


This guide is intended to help you begin research on the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. It may be especially useful in HIST 3339 or other classes that cover this period.

This guide is not comprehensive.


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Reference Resources

Books from the Main Collection

Napoleon: A Sample of Biographical Works

Searching the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

Most books about the French Revolution & Napoleon are on the 4th floor:

DC139 to DC249 (France, Revolutionary and Napoleonic Period, 1789-1815).

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

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