For detailed suggestions on finding relevant books see "Books" tab in this Research Guide. See also the special Europe Web Sites page by clicking on the drop down arrow to the right of Europe on this tab. Here are a few extra tips.
Try a Subject search in MARQCAT on the name of a country combined with one of the following four categories:
politics and government
social life and customs
History is a narrower term for the Library of Congress than it is for most historians. It tends to be wars and revolutions. All four categories together encompass what historians usually mean by history.
Follow these steps:
1. Go to the MARQCAT Box immediately below.
2. Click on the dropdown arrow by the window on the left and select Subject.
3. In the window on the right enter the name of a country, such as france, followed by one of the four other terms noted above, for example: france history.
4. Click on Submit.
Refine your search by exploring the subject headings under your topic.
For detailed instructions on finding relevant articles click on the "Find Articles" tab of this Guide. Here are a few extra tips.
Also try some of the specialized databases listed in the top box.
The AHA Guide to Historical Literature will get you started on any time period anywhere in the world. The link is to the online version. You might find it easier to start with the print version to see how it is organized.