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The French Revolution

Guide to the study of the French Revolution. 1789 - 1799

Subject Headings

Searching the catalog with the right subject heading can save time by making your search more efficient and accurate. Subject headings are controlled by the Library of Congress and applied by the library. Below are a few examples that might help in a search.

  • France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Sources
  • France--Kings and Rulers--Biography
  • France--Intellectual life--18th Century
  • Paris (France)--History--1715-1789
  • Girondists
  • Jacobins

A search here might take you to other search terms that might be interesting. For example, look at the record for France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799.

When browsing the shelves, your best bet is to find the range DC139...—DC190.8... For more information on call numbers, look at our Understanding Call Numbers Guide.


Intro to Reference

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Reference Materials