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Subject information for research and teaching: History


Currently only available in German.

Research information for researchers

ULB Düsseldorf is made up of the Central Library and several branch libraries. You can find an overview here.

Media on the subject History is located in the Central Library as well as in the Humanities Library in building 24.21.

Multiple copies of the same title can be found in our textbook collection on the ground floor of the Central Library.

The classification system, which divides the fields of knowledge into main groups and sub-groups and is expressed by a letter-number combination (classification number), can also be used to browse our search portal thematically.

Different classification systems are used for the individual locations of the holdings in History. Please first select the corresponding subject classification via the search slot:

  • History (Central Library)
  • History (Humanities Library)
  • Classical Studies

The classification system also determines the call number you will find on each book, e.g. hisn300.p364

his – History

n - German History in Modern Times

300 - Thirty Years' War

p364 - initial of the author's or editor's surname + cutter number

Various subject-specific databases are available in ULB’s Database Information System (DBIS) for literature searches:


Classical Philology

Selecting and ordering literature

You’re welcome to submit literature requests and acquisition suggestions to the responsible subject librarian, either informally via email or by using our acquisition proposal form.

We can set up quick reference collections for literature required on a daily basis as required by Chairs after consultation with their respective subject librarian. Up to 500 items of research literature can be included in a quick reference collection. Please contact your responsible subject librarian to set up a quick reference collection or order books for a collection.

Digital and information literacy

The ULB supports the advancement of digital literacy and information skills with subject-specific in-person teaching and digital offers. We can gladly attend your events and give an introduction to subject-specific information research.

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