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HIS-101: History of Western Civilization I : Ancient Times to Mid 17th Century

Library Resources for History 101

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Below is a sampling of recently published books from Reynolds Libraries collections.

When using the library's catalog or eBook databases to search for books, try some of these subject terms:

By time period:

ancient civilization, ancient history, byzantine empire, civilization history, egypt civilization, greece antiquities, greece civilization, iraq antiquities (refers to Mesopotamia), medieval civilization, middle ages history, middle ages civilization, ottoman empire, reformation, renaissance, rome antiquities, rome history empire    

By political/social movement or event:

arthurian romances, black death, constantine and christianity, counter-reformation, discoveries in geography, inquisition, plato republic, reformation-art-renaissance, science renaissance

By specific war:

battle of hastings, crusades, hundred years' war, peloponnesian war, punic wars, thirty years' war, wars of the roses

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If you click on any Reynolds Libraries database link from off-campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen. Use your My Reynolds username & multifactor authentication (MFA) to access any of the library databases from off-campus. 

  1. From the Virginia's Community Colleges login screen, enter your username then click on the Go button.
  2. When prompted, enter your Authorizing PIN number on your mobile phone.

If you cannot login from off campus, email or call 804.523.5211 - or - 523-5220.

ProQuest Central eBooks Note: If you are accessing a ProQuest Central eBook from ON or OFF campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia's Community Colleges login screen. If you are accessing a ProQuest Central eBook from the lbrary catalog, you will also be prompted to select your institution, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Reynolds Library uses Library of Congress Classification to arrange books on the shelves.

Many books on Western civilization or World History can be found in Section C or Section D

If we don't have a book at Reynolds, you can search WorldCat to find books in area libraries: