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HIS-102: History of Western Civilization II : Mid-17th Century to the Present

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Below is a sampling of print books from our library collections on Western Civilization history topics.

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

By time period:

enlightenment, civilization western history, modern 18th century history, modern 19th century history, modern 20th century history, modern 21st century history

By political/social movement or cultural event:

apartheid, capitalism, communism, cultural revolution, feminism, imperialism, industrial revolution, liberalism, modernism, nationalism, prohibition, socialism, totalitarianism, utilitarianism

By specific wars:

american revolution, arab israeli conflict, french revolution, israeli palestinian conflict, korean war, napoleonic wars, soviet union revolution, spain civil war, vietnam war, world war 1939-1945

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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 library 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 sections -  CD, E & F

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