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H236 America in War: Reference Books

These resources provide information about the United States during the periods of WW I, WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Reference Section

The Reference Section of the Library is on on the Main (Second Floor) behind the Reference Desk (and Reference Librarian on duty to answer your questions.)

The Reference Section is arranged by the Library of Congress Classification system, the same as the Stacks upstairs on the Third Floor.  The call numbers start with letters, and you will be able to browse the shelves to find similar books on any given subject.  If you find a call number area that is useful in the Reference section, you can go upstairs and check the Stacks to see if there are additional books that you can check out. 

(Note: The Reference books normally do not circulate, but the Reference Librarian may occasionally make an exception and allow you to take a book home overnight.  There are photocopiers and scanners nearby to get the information you need from the Reference books.) 

Reference Books

Although many relevant print reference books are in the Reference Section of the library, many are now available online.  The first items below are print books and are listed with call numbers.   The linked items are examples of reference books that are available online.  You can find these and more through IUCAT.

American War Reporting  Vols. 5, 6, &7         Ref  D5.G84

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust          Ref D804.3 .E53

The Vietnam Experience:  a concise encyclopedia of American literature, songs and films         Ref  DS557.73 .H55

Encyclopedia of the Korean War:  a political, social, and military history        Ref   DS918  .E53

Online Resources