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The Panama Canal

Historical resources relating to the design, construction and operation of the Panama Canal

Nimitz Library - Library Catalog

Search the Nimitz Library Catalog to identify books, audiovisuals, and more on your topic.

Library Catalog

These are common call number areas you are likely to find:

  • B -- philosophy and religion
  • C -- civilizations in general
  • D -- World history
  • E -- U.S. History
  • N -- art and architecture
  • U -- military science
  • V -- naval science


Call numbers A-K are shelved on the second floor; call numbers L-Z are shelved on the third floor.

Nimitz Library Call Number Areas for Panama / Panama Canal

When searching for books in Nimitz Library on the Panama Canal you will find there are various Call Number areas indicated:

E - U.S. History

F - History of Latin America

GB - Geography / Hydrology

HE - Social Sciences / Transportation

JX - Political Science / International Law

TC - Technology /  Hydraulic Engineering

You can see the entire Library of Congress Classification Outline at this website:

Ebook Collections

Books Beyond Nimitz Library

Use WorldCat to search the catalogs of thousands of other libraries.  If Nimitz Library doesn't have a title you need, use the Interlibrary Loan link above to request borrowing a copy.

Interlibrary Loan

Time Saving Tip

Remember to check the footnotes or endnotes as well as the bibliography in any scholarly book you use.  This often leads you to a variety of possible additional sources, including primary sources.