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HIST 290 - Intro to Historical Studies: Print & E-Books

Find Physical Items in GFU Libraries

Find Print Books and Other Physical Items in the GFU Libraries 

To search for GFU print books, videos, and other physical items:

  • Add your search terms and click the go button to run the search

The initial Primo search returns physical items along with online materials.

To limit to physical items from GFU libraries, such as print books, DVDs and print journalslook at the left side of the search results under the Availability heading and click the link "Physical Items in GFU Libraries"

Next, narrow by Resource Type such as print books from the left sidebar by clicking the link to Print Books, DVD Videos, Journals, etc. 

A Primo Advanced Search allows for more nuanced searching, and limiting by material type, language, and more.

Circulation Period: GFU books circulate to students for a four-week period, with up to two renewals. Most DVDs check out for one week.

Find & Access GFU E-books

 E-books and other online materials in Primo are immediately available to GFU students and staff. 

To find GFU e-books:

  • Using the dropdown menu in the search box, change the search from Everything to GFU 
  • Add your search terms and click the go button to run the search


On the Primo search results page look to the left under the Resource Type heading

Choose the eBooks link to limit results to ebooks only


  • Click the title or title link for information about the book
  • Click the Online access link to access the ebook
  • Sign in if prompted

Another option is to search for GFU e-books from the Primo Advanced Search page. Add your search terms, set Material Type: eBooks, Search Scope: GFU and click the Search button.

Visit our Library E-books page with info on major GFU Library e-book vendors - In addition, use the links to guides on the page to learn how to use our two largest vendors of ebooks, ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost, for downloading, printing, note taking and more. ‚Äč

How to Find & Request Physical GFU Library Items: 1 min. 25 sec.

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries / Handbooks

LC Classification

D General World History

DA Great Britain

DAW Central Europe

DB Austria, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia

DC France, Andorra, Monaco

DD Germany

DE Greco-Roman World

DF Greece

DG Italy, Malta

DH Low Countries, Benelux Countries

DJ Netherlands (Holland)

DJK Eastern Europe (General)

DK Russia, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Republics, Poland

DL Northern Europe, Scandinavia

DP Spain, Portugal

DQ Switzerland

DR Balkan Peninsula

DS Asia

DT Africa

DU Oceania (South Seas)

DX Gypsies

E 11-143 America (General)

E 31-49.2 North America

E 51-73 Pre-Columbian America, The Indians

E 75-99 Indians of North America

E 101-135 Discovery of America and Early Explorations

E 141-143 Descriptive Accounts of America, Earliest to 1810

E 151-889 United States

E 186-199 Colonial History (1607-1775

E 201-298 The Revolution, 1775-1783

E 300-453 Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861

E 456-655 Civil War Period, 1861-    1865

E 660-738 Late Nineteenth Century, 1865-1900

E 740-837.7 Twentieth Century

E 838-889 Later Twentieth Century, 1961-

F1-975 United States Local History

F 1001-1145.2 British America (including Canada)

F 1201-1392 Mexico

F 1401-1419 Latin America (General)

F 1421-1577 Central America

F 1601-2151 West Indies

F 2201-2239 South America (General)

F 2251-3799 South America (by country)