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Resource Guide:
World War II

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

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 OR World War (1939-1945) OR World War II OR World War 2
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- United States
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Poetry
  • United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Sources
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945
  • Germany -- History -- 1945-1955

Research Databases

Online Journals

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.

  • Journal of Military History
  • World War II

Print 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
World War II : the definitive encyclopedia and document collectionD 740 .E516 2016
World War II writingsD 756 .L54 2008
Pearl Harbor : from infamy to greatnessD 767.92 .N46 2016
Pearl Harbor : the essential reference guideD 767 .92 .P43 2015
Navajo weapon : the Navajo code talkersD 810. C88 M38 2001
Roi Ottley's World War II : the lost diary of an African American journalistD 811.5 .O86 2011
Under the gun : West German and Austrian Latter-day Saints in World War IIBX 8693 .M56 2011
Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific warDS 889.8 .K3959 2015
The war in American culture : society and consciousness during World War IIE 169.1 .W273 1996
FDR's ambassadors and the diplomacy of crisis : from the rise of Hitler to the end of World War IIE 806 .M424 2012
Of war and men : World War II in the lives of fathers and their familiesHQ 756 .L375 2011
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945HQ 1420 .M383 2010
The Second World War in the Twenty-First-Century Museum : From Narrative, Memory, and Experience to ExperientialityeBook 2020
Race and Gender in Modern Western WarfareeBook 2018
Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American OccupationeBook 2017
Seeking Peace in the Wake of War : Europe, 1943-1947eBook 2016
Soviet Jews in World War II : Fighting, Witnessing, RememberingeBook 2014