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Resource Guide:
World War II – Pacific

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
History World War II (1939-1945)D 731-838
Japan HistoryDS 833-891.5
Submarine warfareV 210-214.5
United States NavyVA 49-395
Naval historyE 746
Military historyE 745
Military Science Atomic warfare Atomic weaponsU 263-264.5

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, 1939-1945–Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945–Women–Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945–Surrenders–Japanese
  • World War, 1939-1945–Atrocities–Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945–Hawaii
  • World War, 1939-1945–Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945–Oceania
  • World War, 1939-1945–Aerial operations, Japanese
  • World War, 1939-1945–Air operations–American–Burma
  • World War, 1939-1945–Campaigns & battles
  • World War, 1939-1945–Campaigns–Pacific Area
  • World War, 1939-1945–Concentration camps–Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945–Jungle warfare
  • World War, 1939-1945–Medical care–Philippines
  • World War, 1939-1945–Military life–American–Guam
  • World War, 1939-1945–Pacific Area–Chronology
  • World War, 1939-1945–Personal narratives, Japanese
  • World War, 1939-1945–Underground movements–Philippines–Mindanao

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemptionD 805 .J3 Z364
Prisoners of the Japanese : POWs of World War II in the PacificD 805 .P16 D38
A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North AmericaD 796.8 .A6 R64
Sensao : the Japanese remember the Pacific WarD 767 .S39513
War without mercy : race and power in the Pacific warD 767.9 .D69
The marine’s war; an account of the struggle for the PacificD 767 .P7
General Marshall’s victory report on the winning of World War IIREMOTE D 743 .M3x
The great Pacific victory from the Solomons to TokyoREMOTE D 767 .C28
Hiroshima : the world’s bombQC 773 .R67
A world at arms : a global history of World War IID 743 .W424
Japan’s comfort women sexual slavery and prostitution during World War IIe-Book
Internationalizing the Pacifice-Book
Flyboys : a true story of courageD 804 .J3 B73
Factories of death : Japanese biological warfare, 1932-1945DS 777.533 .B55 H37
Horror in the East : Japan and the atrocities of World War IIDS 777.533 .A86 R44
Michi’s memories the story of a Japanese war bridee-Book
The Bridge on the River KwaiDVD PN 1997 .B748
Surviving Bataan and beyonde-Book
Hiroshima in history and memoryD 767.25 .H6456
One man’s war : diving as a guest of the EmperorD 805 .J3 S46
Writing ground zero : Japanese literature and the atomic bombPL 726.82 .H52 T74

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • World War II
  • Pacific Historical Review
  • Pacific Review
  • Japanese Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Journal
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of War and Culture Studies
  • War and Society
  • War Crimes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • War in History
  • Military Affairs
  • Journal for Military History
  • Military History

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

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