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HIST 3361: The U.S. and the Vietnam War

This guide is intended to help you begin researching topics related to U.S. participation in the Vietnam War.

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Purpose

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.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Books

 

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Browse the Collection

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

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.

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Aerial operations  (broken down further into ...American, Vietnamese, etc.)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Atrocities
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Biography
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Campaigns
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Causes
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Diplomatic history
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Influence
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Missing in action
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Motion pictures and the war
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Naval operations  (broken down further into ...American, Vietnamese, etc.)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Peace
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Personal narratives  (broken down further into ...American, Vietnamese, etc.)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Pictorial works
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Prisoners and prisons
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Protest movements
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Public opinion
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Regimental histories
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Veterans

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