Exploring your topic: encyclopedias, companions, and more
World War I: Encyclopedia
The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopedia
Companion to World War I
Longman Companion to the First World War
Maps, images, introductory essays, chronology, glossary, historiography, bibliography, and documents.
Oxford Companion to Military History
Explore topics with the help of the bibliographical survey on pp. 281-300. See the sections on Biographies and Memoirs
or The Soldier's Experience
Encyclopedia of European Social History
See entries related to the Great War.
The Dictionary of the First World War
Almanac of World War I
The Pivotal Conflict: A Comprehensive Chronology of the First World War, 1914-1919
The Routledge Atlas of the First World War
World War I: A Visual Encyclopedia
World War One Source Book
See The World Wars and the Depression
(volume 1) and Process of Social Change: War and Conflict
Find inspiration for a topic by browsing the library's book collection in the catalog or on the shelves.
Most books on the Great War are shelved in Falvey West in the sections D501-D680.
Books on the Great War in the library's collection.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
American National Biography Online (Oxford)
Who Is Who in World War I
Biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.
Each entry has a bibliography with primary and secondary sources.
Find published biographies and autobiographies in the library's catalog with a subject or author search.
subject search - Tirpitz, Alfred von, 1849-1930
author search - Pershing, John J., 1860-1948
Find more biographies and autobiographies with the help of WorldCat. Request books via interlibrary loan. Look for the "Borrow from another library" link.
Surveying the critical literature
Falvey Library Catalog
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Find books that are not owned by the library and request them via interlibrary loan. Titles owned by Falvey Memorial Library
are tagged, those not held by Falvey
can be requested through interlibrary loan with the "Borrow from another library"
link. WorldCat uses the same Library of Congress subject headings
as the Library's catalog. Use the Export
feature to download selected references into RefWorks.
America: History and Life (EBSCO)
An annotated research index to the history of the world (excluding
the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Includes references to journal articles, book reviews and dissertations. Use the FindIt
button to link out to the library's holdings. A simple keyword search, such as women and "home front,"
is often a good start. Search results can then be narrowed by subject, language, or format. References can be exported in a number of ways: print, save, e-mail and/or export into a RefWorks account.
ABSEES - American Bibliography of Slavic & East European Studies (EBSCO)
An annotated research index to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes references to journal articles, book reviews and dissertations. America: History & Life
has the same interface as Historical Abstracts
and works exactly the same way. Both indexes can be searched simultaneously by clicking on Choose Databases at the top of the search screen.
The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
Cambridge Histories Online
indexes publications about East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Sources indexed include journals, books, dissertations, online resources and selected government publications published in the U.S. and Canada.
Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
A complete collection of the Cambridge histories series. The collection includes The Cambridge Modern History, vol. 12: The Shifting Balance of World Forces, 1898-1945, The Cambridge Social History of Britain
(3 vols.), The Cambridge Economic History of Europe
(8 vols.), and The Cambridge History of Russia
Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
An annotated research index to scholarly journals in the humanities. Includes some full text journals.
A comprehensive collection with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and full text is available from 1997 on.
For further indexes of scholarly journals please consult the Subject Guides page on the Library’s homepage or ask for advice.
Falvey Library Catalog
British Periodicals Collection I (ProQuest)
Primary sources can be found in a wide variety of formats and resources. The catalog is a good starting point. Include keywords that describe primary sources such as correspondence, diaries or sources in the search box. Use WorldCat to find additional primary sources and request them via interlibrary loan.
Sample subject search: "personal narratives" AND 1914 AND american
Sample subject search: soldiers AND Britain AND diaries AND 1914
Sample subject search: 1914 AND war AND sources
Keywords that describe primary sources include letters, correspondence, documents, sources, personal narratives, diaries, journals, memoirs, interviews, speeches, addresses ...
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCO)
Consists of more than 160 journals spanning the late 17th through early 20th centuries, and covering a range of topics such as literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.
The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 (Gale)
Indexes the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Does not include full text, but the FindIt
button will link to the library's holdings.
Historical New York Times: 1851-2009 (ProQuest)
Complete archive of the Times of London from 1785 to 1985. Use the Advanced Search
option to limit by time period.
Complete archive from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most current two years. Includes classified ads, comics and cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, obituaries, editorials and commentary.
World War I Document Archive
Search the full text of America's leading journals of opinion, including Harpers Magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, Scientific American, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review
and The New York Review of Books
The War of the Nations
The archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.
Citing your sources
Documenting Sources, Chicago Style
Chicago-style Citation Quick Guide
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.
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