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Modern World History - Research Paper: Brooklyn Public Library

The Brooklyn Public Library has resources that appeal to the general public, but their book collections can also help us in our research. Use the Catalog search to find books in their collection and use the filters to narrow your results.

Nonfiction books at BPL are organized by Dewey Decimal number, also called a "call number". A call number for a book is its address and books appear in numerical order on the shelf. Books that start with 9 ("in the 900's") are typically history books. Most of the books you'll be looking for will be in the 900's. 

Make a list of the call numbers, titles, and authors of your books so that you can find them on the shelves.

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