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World War I

Reference works

Primary sources (sources published contemporaneously with the War)

Encyclopedia Britannica 11th ed. (Trexler Library, A level, call # 032 E56).
Vols. 1-29 published 1910. Update (volumes 30-32) published 1922.

Foreign Relations of the United States (Trexler Library, A level, Govt. Documents call # S1.1)
Primary documentation of U.S. foreign relations. Indexed by country.

Google Books
Search can be limited to wartime publications.

[London] Times Digital Archive
1785-1985.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (Trexler Library, A level, end of Govt. Documents section)
Listing of U.S. government documents, by year and then by subject. Full text of documents can be retrieved either through our library catalog, through Google Books, or on interlibrary loan.

New York Times (microfilm, Trexler Library level A; index at call # 071.471 N532y)
Coverage 1857-2010.

Papers of Woodrow Wilson (Trexler Library, A level, call # 973.913 W754pa)

Readers Guide Retrospective
Coverage 1890-1982. Index of popular press periodicals, many of which can be found hard-copy in the library. Interlibrary loan is also an option for titles we don't carry.

World War I Document Archive
Hosted by Brigham Young University.

Book-length studies

Specific titles:

The Great War, by Ian Beckett (Trexer Library, level C, call # 940.3 B394g)
The Experience of World War I, by J.M. Winter (Trexler Library, level C, call #940.3 W785e)
The First World War, by Hew Strachan (Trexler Library, level C, call #940.3 S894f)

Scholarly journal articles

Web search engines and directories

Citing sources

For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero

For help with annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an annotation.

Articles and books via interlibrary loan

Articles and books not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.