You will need your 14 digit barcode from your ID Card in order to gain access to any journal or e-book in the library's electronic resources.
Library Call Numbers tell us where to find books about a specific subject. The first letters of a call number tell you the primary subject of the book and where to physically find it. For history, you can anticipate searching under the letters D, E, and F which are all on the third floor. For your consideration, here is the classification breakdown:
D - History, general
D-DR European History
DA - History of England
DB - History of Austria
DC - History of France
DD - History of Germany
DE - Greco-Roman history
DF- History of Greece
DG - History of Italy
DS-DX - History of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand
E-F - American History
Example: DA565.F67 M94 is a book entitled At her majesty's request: an African princess in Victorian England. If all I knew was the call number, I could guess that the subject would be the history of England. The "DA" tells me so.
If you want to take a closer look at call number designations, check out the Library of Congress Classification outlines.
When searching for books there are three resources available to you:
1) William C. Jason Library Catalog: You can search for books physically located in the library building by clicking here: Jason Catalog
2) WorldCat is an online catalog shared by libraries in more than 170 countries. If you search by keyword and discover a book not held by DSU, you can submit a request for an inter-library loan and we'll work to get it to you. Simply click the blue "Request item through Inter-library loan" button underneath the item you want to borrow. Once you submit a request, you'll typically receive the item within two weeks or less. Check it out here: WorldCat
3) Ebooks: You can also take advantage of access to full-text, online Ebooks through our databases. To get started, take a look at some of the ebook databases listed under "E" in the A to Z database list.
These are recommended databases when searching for journal articles (and also ebooks):