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History : Military: Home

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for military history.


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Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.

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Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: world war 1914 conscientious objectors
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "battle of adwa".
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "mountcastle clay"

Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles on military history. Additional research databases are listed under Articles

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with military history. Additional sources are listed under the various Primary Sources sections of this guide.

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