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History: Books

Call Numbers

Most history books are found in the book stacks under C, D, E, and F on the 4th floor.

Books in the Catalog

Books not at UWF - ILL

If you need a book that is not available at UWF, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.  Most books are received in about 2 weeks, and you will notified when they are available for you to pick up at the Reference desk.

To identify books on your topic that UWF doesn't own, try searching WorldCat, a catalog of materials at universities, community colleges, public libraries, and other library agencies throughout the United States and internationally.

For more information, watch this brief InterLibrary Loan video.

Background Sources

The following print sources are located in the Reference collection on the first floor. Additional titles can be identified by searching the library catalog.


Bibliography of Modern History. 1968. (Ref. Z 6204 R62)

Historiography: an Annotated Bibliography. 1987. (Ref D 13 H44)

International Bibliography of Historical Sciences. 1926-1939, 1947-1961. (Ref. Z 6205 I61)

Reference Sources in History: An Introductory Guide. 1990. (Ref. D 20 F7)


Dictionary of Concepts in History. 1986. (Ref. D 13 R49)

Dictionary of Historic Documents. 1991. (Ref. D 9 D525 2003)

Larousse Encyclopedia of Modern History. 1981. (Ref. D 209 H5153)C

The New Cambridge Modern History. 14 vols. 1957-1979. (Ref. D 208 N4)


Facts on File Yearbook. 1941- (Ref. D 410 F3)

World Almanac and Book of Facts. 1923- (Ref. AY 67 N5 W7) & Emerald Coast Library


CIA World Factbook
. 2000. (Gov. Docs. Prex 3.15)
This work provides statistical and narrative information about countries of the world. Available online at

Europa World Year Book. 2 volumes. Annual. (Ref. Desk JN 1 E85)
This work provides summaries of the geography, history, government, economy, services, religion and media of each country in the world. Descriptive information, as well as statistical tables and charts, are included.

International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, and Oceania, 1750-1993. 1998. (Ref. HA 4675 M552 1998)

International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1750-1993. 1998. (Ref. HA 1107 M5 1998)

International Historical Statistics: The Americas, 1750-1993. 1998. (Ref. HA 175 M55 1998)

Statistical Abstract of the World. 1994 & 1997. (1994 at Ref. HA 154 S68; 1997 at Ref. Desk HA 154 S68)

Statistical Yearbook/Annuaire Statisque. Annual. 1948- (Ref. JX 1977 A2 ST STAT XX S79)
The United Nation's statistical abstract of the world, regional, and country data. Covers demographics, social and educational statistics, and domestic/external economic activity.

The World Economy: Historical Statistics. 2003. (Ref. HF 1359 .M333 2003)