This guide is intended to help you begin researching topics related to U.S. participation in the Vietnam War.
This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.
An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.
Most works focused on the Vietnam War will be shelved in these areas:
DS556 - DS559.93 Vietnam. Annam
DS557 - DS559.9 Vietnamese Conflict
DS560 - DS560.72 Democratic Republic (North Vietnam), 1945
Additional works on the U.S. during the era of the Vietnam War might be shelved in:
E835 - E837.7 Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961
E841 - E843 Kennedy's administration, 1961-November 22, 1963
E846 - E851 Johnson's administrations, November 22, 1963-1969
E855 - E861 Nixon's administrations, 1969-August 9, 1974
To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.
Below are sample subjects. To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."
You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.
Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.