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Resource Guide:
World War II – Pacific

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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

Selected Websites and Digital Archives