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HIST 3357: World War I

Get started researching topics in the history of the First World War or the "Great War."


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Kristina Claunch
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This guide is intended to provide a starting point for researching topics related to World War I (WWI), also known as the First World War or the Great War--in particular, remember "Great War" when searching for primary sources!

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

A (Very Small!) Sampling of Books from the Main Collection

Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges.

D501 - D680 - History, General, ... World War I (1914-1918)
DD228.8 - History of Germany, ... Period of World War I, 1914-1918
E766 - E783 - [United States] Wilson's administrations, 1913-1921
E780 - [United States] Internal history during World War I
D720 - D728 - History, General, ... Period between World Wars (1919-1939)

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.

Search the Library Catalog

Search for books and other items in the library catalog.


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