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AP European History

Background Reading

Focus Your Ideas

  • Time period - era, age, date
  • Geographic location - country, empire, region         
  • Affected Population age, race, gender, nationality, religious sect 
  • Specific Event - war, battle, treaty, law, document
  • Point of View cultural, political, military, social, artistic, technological
  • Compare and contrast - ideas, important events, policies, outcomes
  • Cause and effect of an event, war, political movement, document


General Reference

Subject Reference

  Calarco Library Catalog

Limit your search results to reference books. Go to COLLECTION on the left-hand side and select REFERENCE.

Dewey Classification 

  • 000-099: General Works
  • 100-199: Philosophy and Psychology
  • 200-299: Religion
  • 300-399: Social Sciences (Political Science, Economics, Military, etc.)
  • 400-499: Language
  • 500-599: Science and Math
  • 600-699: Technology (Medicine, Engineering, etc.)
  • 700-799: Arts and Recreation (Art, Architecture, Film, etc.)
  • 800-899: Literature
  • 900-999: History and Geography
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