Encyclopedias, Companions & Surveys
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.
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
Catalog at Falvey
Books and book chapters in the Library's print collection are an important source of critical literature. Take advantage of the different search options available in the library's catalog. Start with a keyword search
and use the hyper-linked subject
s to further narrow your search results. Facets can also be used to limit search results. Topic, region
, and language
are some of the available facets.
Subject search: World War 1914-1918 - HistoriographyWorldCat (OCLC)
Keyword search: Ludendorff AND "total war"
Subject search: "chemical warfare" AND 1914
Subject search: "trench warfare" AND 1914
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 as well as book reviews and dissertations.America: History and Life (EBSCO)
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary LoanInterlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
Catalog at Falvey
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.
Subject search: "personal narratives" AND 1914 AND American
Browse selected primary sources
Subject search: 1914 AND war AND sources
Keywords that describe primary sources include letters, correspondence, documents, sources, personal narratives, diaries, journals, memoirs, interviews, speeches, and addresses.
in the catalog.World War I Document Archive
The archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.The Times Digital Archive 1785-2010(Gale) Historical New York Times: 1851-2011 (ProQuest) Washington Post Historical: 1877-1996 (ProQuest) OpinionArchives
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
.Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCO)
Index to more than 550 leading magazines. Use the Findit
button to link to the full-text or the interlibrary loan request form.British Periodicals Collection I (ProQuest)
More than 160 journals spanning the late 17th through early 20th centuries.American Periodicals Series (ProQuest)
American magazines published between 1740 and ca. 1945.U.S. Congressional Serial Set: 1817 – 1994 (Readex)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from the 15th Congress through the 103rd Congress. The collection covers a wide range of subjects ranging from the Lewis and Clarke Expedition to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident.
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