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WORLD WAR II, 1939-1945

Selected Resources


Jan Sauer, Nov. 2006

The Library of Congress Subject Heading for World War II is World War, 1939-1945.  Look in the big red volumes of LC Subject Headings for subdivisions for this heading.  Another way to get to material on the Second World War is to use the keyword search on SOUTHcat.  With it you can combine terms and get more focused items for your paper.  BE CAREFUL: Keyword search does not allow for the comma or hyphen.  The items and searches below are just suggestions--there are many others not listed! Please e-mail the Reference Department or call 460-7025 for help.

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR SEARCHING SOUTHCAT:

k=world war 1939 and aerial operations
k=world war 1939 and moral ethical aspects
k=world war 1939 and afro american?
k=world war 1939 and campaigns
k=world war 1939 and cryptography
k=world war 1939 and military intelligence
k=world war 1939 and battle?
k=world war 1939 and burma
k=world war 1939 and medical care
k=world war 1939 and military medicine
k=world war 1939 and phillipines
k=world war 1939 and military decorations
k=world war 1939 and regimental histories
k=world war 1939 and prisoners prisons
k=world war 1939 and personal narratives
k=world war 1939 and commando operations
k=world war 1939 and atomic bomb
k=world war 1939 and censorship
k=world war 1939 and women
k=world war 1939 and naval operations
k=world war 1939 and soviet union
k=world war 1939 and motion pictures
k=world war 1939 and propaganda
k=world war 1939 and inventions
k=world war 1939 and western
k=world war 1939 and eastern
k=world war 1939 and pacific
k=world war 1939 and japan
k=stalin
k=hitler
k=holocaust
k=world war 1939 and f.fmt.
k=atomic bomb
k=hiroshima
k=nagasaki

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR SEARCHING the Databases:

Subject Search
world war 1939
NOTE: look at subdivisions for guidance 
name of famous person e.g. joseph stalin, churchill
Keyword Search
world war 1939 and social aspects
world war 1939 and aerial operations
world war 1939 and atrocities
world war 1939 and japanese americans
world war 1939 and concentration camps
world war 1939 and dachau
world war 1939 and atomic bomb

SOME JOURNALS TO LOOK AT:

Journal of Military History
Journal of Modern History
Journal of American History
History

SOME REFERENCE BOOKS TO LOOK AT:

Annals of America.  Ref. E 173 .A793 V.16(speeches)
Documents of American History.  Ref. E 173 .C66 V.2
World War II : The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945. Ref D 743.5 .P56 1996
World War II : A Statistical Survey ; the Essential Facts and Figures for all the Combatants.
Ref. D 744 .E45 1993
Historical Atlas of World War II.
Ref. G 1038 .P55 1995
Oxford Companion to World War II.
Ref. D 740 .O94 1995
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust.
  Ref. D 804.3 .E53 1990
Times Atlas of the Second World War.  Ref. G 1038 .T6 1989
Battle Report.  Ref. D 773 .K3, 4 vols.
Rand McNally Encyclopedia of World War II.  Ref. D 740 .R36 1977
World Almanac of World War II.  Ref. D 743.5 .W67 1986
 


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