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Using the Catalogs
General instructions for locating materials are given in the Research Guide, How Do I Find a Book?. The following information is specific to the topic at hand.
In the Dictionary Catalog, for works on the history of Europe as a whole, see the heading Europe--History, subdivided by time period. For works on individual countries, see the subheading --History under the country name:
There are also chronological subdivisions corresponding to the political development of each country. Other subheadings to use under individual country names are
--Kings And Rulers
Works on the development of economic conditions are grouped together in the Dictionary Catalog under the main heading Economic History, which is then subdivided by region or country.
Subject terms in CATNYP are similar but not identical to those used in the Dictionary Catalog, and correspond to the Library of Congress Subject Headings, found in the red volumes next to the CATNYP terminals.
LCSH gives numerous subheadings under the main heading Europe, including
--Politics And Government
Each of these subheadings has specific chronological subdivisions, such as
Europe Social Conditions 1789-1900
Europe Civilization 20th Century
Also consult LCSH under the names of individual countries for specific subheadings and dates to use in subject searches, such as
Austria History 1867-1918