Skip to Main Content
Detail from John Singer Sargent painting, "Gassed," 1919.
Citation & Writing Help
Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.
Writing help is available in person and via zoom. You can schedule an appointment online.
Additional information on researching history and on writing.
Starting Points: Books & eBooks
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.
America: History & Life with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Best database to articles written on American & Canadian history
Historical Abstracts with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Best database to articles written on modern world history (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe & Latin America from 1450 onward)
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Scholarly journals & books in all disciplines
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.