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Resource Guide:
World War I

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Germany History Period of World War I 1914-1918DD 228.8
World War I (1914-1918)D 501-D 680
Great Britain History 20th CenturyDA 566-DA 592; HV 1450-HV1494
Wilson’s administrations 1913-1921E 766-E 783
Internal history during World War IE 780

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • World War I
  • World War I, 1914-1918
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924–Correspondence
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924–Political and social views
  • Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916
  • Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916–Diaries
  • Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
  • Trench warfare 1910-1920
  • Mustard gas
  • Belleau Wood, Battle of
  • France, 1918
  • Sopwith airplanes
  • Germany–Administrative and political divisions–Maps
  • American Expeditionary Force
  • Isolationism–United States–History–20th century
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Versailles, Treaty of, June 28, 1919 (Germany)
  • Armistice Day
  • Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914
  • Somme, 2nd Battle of the, France, 1916–Personal narratives, American
  • Hohenzollern, House of
  • Serbia and Montenegro–Foreign relations–Austria
  • Imperialism–History–20th century
  • Schlieffen Plan

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
1914: delusion or design? The testimony of two German diplomatsD 515 R6513
The American revisionists; the lessons of intervention in World War IREMOTE E 768 .C6
Americans all! foreign-born soldiers in World War Ie-Book
America’s case against GermanyREMOTE D 619 .R57
Armistice, 1918REMOTE D 641 .R8
Brest-Litovsk, the forgotten peace, March, 1918D 614 B6 W45
The British working class and enthusiasm for war, 1914-1916e-Book
Captains & cabinets; Anglo-American naval relations, 1917-1918D 611 T73
Causes and consequences of World War ID 619 .C69
The deluge; British society and the First World WarDA 577 .M37
Development of the League of nations ideaJX 1975 .M3485
Dictionary of World War ID 510 .D53
The diplomatic background of the war, 1870-1914REMOTE D 511 .S45
Echoes of distant thunder : life in the United States, 1914-1918E 780 .E55
The economic consequences of the peaceREMOTE HC 57 .K4
The eve of 1914REMOTE D 515 .W576
The First World War : a complete historyD 521 .G57
The First World War in postersOVERSIZED D 522.25 .D36

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • War in History
  • War and Society
  • War, Literature & the Arts
  • European Journal of Political Research
  • European Review of History
  • Journal of Military History
  • Military Affairs
  • The American Historical Review
  • Journal of American History
  • German History
  • German Studies Review
  • Journal of Social History
  • Naval War College Review
  • European Review of History
  • The Historical Journal
  • American Quarterly
  • Journal of Contemporary History

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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