Find Military History Articles
Journal articles can provide current information, various points of view on your topic, and information that is not covered in books. Search article databases like the ones recommended below when you need to find journal, magazine, or newspaper articles written about military history and related topics.
Find Military History Books
When looking for military history books or videos/DVDs on any topic, try these methods:
When searching library catalogs, you might begin with a subject search.
Examples of subject search terms:
Military history — 20th century
Apache Indians — Wars
Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893 - 1991
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S. C.)
If you are not sure of what subject to search, try using a keyword search. Keyword searching lets you search for words in the title, publisher, and subject heading fields. There are many ways to search library catalogs, so if you need assistance, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.
For some people, browsing the military science and history sections of the Library’s book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call # range:
|Call # Range||Subject|
|355s, 2nd Floor||Military science|
|356s, 2nd Floor||Infantry forces & warfare|
|357s 2nd Floor||Mounted forces & warfare|
|358s 2nd Floor||Air & other specialized forces|
|359s 2nd Floor||Sea forces & warfare|
|973.3 3rd Floor||American Revolution|
|973.7 3rd Floor||Civil War (United States)|
|940.3 3rd Floor||World War I, 1914 -1918|
|940.53 3rd Floor||World War II, 1939 -1945|
|951.9 3rd Floor||Korean War|
|959.7 3rd Floor||Vietnamese Conflict, 1961 - 1975|
|956.704 3rd Floor||Persian Gulf War, 1991 (Operation Desert Storm)|
|Iraq War, 2003 (Operation Iraqi Freedom)|
Find Biographical Information
When looking for biographical information on any historical figure, try these three methods:
- Use article databases like the ones in the Find Military History Articles section listed above.
- Search for books & videos in the FOCUS and OhioLINK catalogs by subject using the person’s name.
- Consult the biography books in the Library’s Reference section. A sampling of biographical resources you’ll find in the Library reference area includes:
Find Military History Reference
Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks offer background information, define terminology and can lead to other resources. The Library has both print and electronic military history reference resources which include:
Find Military History Images
Find Primary Sources Military History
Primary sources are records of events as they are first described, without any interpretation or commentary. Examples are diaries, court records, letters, and interviews.
Find Military History Maps
Find Military Historical Societies & Museums
Find Military History Web sites
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Author of This Guide
Susan M. Falgner, M. L. S.,
Head of Public Services