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History: Books

A guide for resources for History courses. It may also be used for general reference to find books about various countries, historical events and time frames.

Need a topic?

Here are some ways to identify a historical topic for research:

  1. Browse the history area, D-F, of the Reference and General collections.
  2. Go to Credo Reference.  Browse the history encyclopedias. See Ebook Collections for a link.
  3. Use the Primo Search.  Type 'history' plus any keywords describing your topic.
  4. Ask a librarian for some suggestions.


Browse the following areas in both the Reference and General collections.

  • D - World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
    • D - General
    • DA - Great Britain
    • DAW - Central Europe
    • DB - Austria.  Liechtenstein.  Hungary.  Czechoslovakia
    • DC - France
    • DD - Germany
    • DE - Greco-Roman world
    • DF - Greece
    • DG - Italy
    • DH - Low Countries.  Benelux Countries
    • DJ - Netherlands (Holland)
    • DJK - Eastern Europe (General)
    • DK - Russia.  Soviet Union.  Former Soviet Republics
    • DL - Northern Europe.  Scandinavia
    • DP - Spain
    • DQ - Switzerland
    • DR - Balkan Peninsula
    • DS - Asia
    • DT - Africa
    • DU - Oceania (South Seas)
    • DX - Romanies
  • E - F - United States.  Americas

Ebook Collections

Using Primo Search for books

Use our Primo Search to find books

  • Start by typing the keyword history + your topic keyword(s)
    • Add the keyword encyclopedias to your search if you want to find any historical versions related to your topic
  • Write down the call number (ex. DS805 .K633 1983) and use it to find the books on the shelves
  • If you see a record for a book with the call number ELECTRONIC FORMAT you have found an electronic, or e-book 
    • For immediate access to e-books simply click the book's title to open the full record 
    • Then click Leeward CC Full Text to view your book on your computer
    • Off-campus users will be prompted to enter their UH Web Login for access

Click here to begin your search using Primo

Requesting books from other UH Libraries

If the Leeward CC library does not have the books you need you can have books and videos transferred from other UH campus libraries. 

It takes a minimum of one week for delivery so make your request early.  Select copies that are available on Oahu campuses before those copies from other islands.

Click "Get It" on the left side of the Primo item record to submit your request. Reference titles and titles from some special collections cannot be requested.

Click here to begin your search using Primo

Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379