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HST 401: War and Society in the 20th Century

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Telephone:718-982-3917

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Research and Writing Guides
Citation Tools
Archival Catalogs
Archival Repositories


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

America: History and Life Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes major titles such as Journal of American History, American Historical Review, and American Quarterly. (For world history see Historical Abstracts). [CSI]


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage for most journals does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Click here for a search tutorial.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Humanities International Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals. Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.


New York Times Historical (Proquest) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2007. Recent issues available thru Lexis-Nexis. Additional holdings.


Readers' Guide Retrospective Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index of popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1890 to 1982. Great source of material on U.S. cultural history, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Includes titles such as Atlantic Monthly, Colliers, Harper's, Ladies' Home Journal, and Look. For literature published after 1982, see Readers' Guide Full Text.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

American Decades Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A decade-by-decade chronicle of 20th century U.S. history and culture. Offers brief summaries of the major social, cultural, political, and economic issues of each decade of the 20th century. Print edition located in Reference [Call#: E169.12.A419 1994].


Americans and the wars of the twentieth century Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the four major wars of the 20th century in American history, examining how the United States became involved, how the wars were fought; and what the domestic consequences of the wars were.
Location: 1st Fl Reference E745.V57 2008


Americans at war: society, culture, and the homefront Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, humor, and music.


Columbia guide to the Vietnam War Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part I provides an overview of contested issues and interpretations in Vietnam War scholarship. Part II is a mini-encyclopedia with descriptions and analysis of individuals, events, groups, and military operations. Part III is a chronology of key events. Part IV is an annotated guide to resources, including films, documentaries, CD-ROMs, and reliable Web sites. Part V contains excerpts from historical documents and statistical data.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS557.5.A54 2002


Conflict in Korea: An encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers all aspects of the conflict in Korea, principally 1945 to the late-1990s. Most entries deal with the war itself, but full attention is also paid to developments since the ceasefire of July 1953. Entries cover various topics such as assassinations, defections, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), espionage, family reunions, food shortages, and the treatment of the conflict in literature and film.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS916.H62 1999


Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Covers all aspects of the Cold War, including military conflicts, diplomatic initiatives, important individuals and organizations, national histories, economic developments, societal and cultural events, and more.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D840.E63 2008


Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers detailed information on the battles, leaders, and political events of the Korean War as well as its social and cultural impact.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS918.E53 2000


Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers information about the Persian Gulf War, including biographies of major figures, topical essays, select statistics, and relevant documents.
Location: 1st Fl Reference UF500.G8 1995


Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A political, social, and military history Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
3-volume encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Vietnam War. The first two volumes contain more than 900 articles on various social, political, and cultural topics. Volume three provides a selection of primary source documents pertaining to the war.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS557.7.E53 2000


Encyclopedia of War & American Society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary encyclopedia that examines the numerous ways war affects society. The set covers a wide range of general thematic categories, issues and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also shows how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena. Print edition located in Reference [Call #: E181.E634 2006].


Encyclopedia of World War II: A political, social and military history Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Introductory essays provide an overview of the war, its origins, and its legacy. These are followed by lengthy, alphabetically arranged, topical entries. Descriptions of individuals, atrocities, weapons, military tactics, campaigns, and battles are accompanied by statistical charts and black-and-white maps and photos. Controversies are explored as are the roles of women, music, art, propaganda, and the homefront during the war.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D740.E516 2005


Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.


Korean War: An encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains articles on key topics that range from the origins of the conflict, military operations, and tactical planning to the Truman-MacArthur face-off, the POW issue, and armistice negotiations.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS918.K5645 1995


Library of Congress World War II companion Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Examines the causes, conduct, and aftermath of World War II. Covers a wide variety pf social, cultural, political, military, and technological aspects of the war.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D743.W24 2007


Oxford companion to World War II Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
1,700 alphabetically arranged entries covering almost every aspect of the war, including its effect on civilians.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D740.O94 1995


Persian Gulf War almanac Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Brief articles on topics related to the Persian Gulf War, such as key battles, military technology, issues, and people.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS79.72.S862 1995


Understanding the Literature of World War I: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Presents five specific issues and themes that recur in WWI literature: war at the front; women and the home front; war poetry; strategic technology of modern war: propaganda and civilian bombing; and aftermath.


United States at War Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A 2-volume chronological examination of U.S. involvement in wars from the American Revolution through the post-Cold War conflicts (including Iraq). The set is arranged chronologically and each section covering a specific conflict begins with ready reference information listing combatants and noting what was at stake, the location, the major figures involved, and the outcome. Each segment ends with a time line and a list for further reading.
Location: 1st Fl Reference E181.U64 2005


Vietnam War Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
2-volume reference containing comprehensive essays ranging from high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, to antiwar activists and the soldiers who fought in the war.


Vietnam War: Primary Sources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains letters, speeches, excerpts from memoirs, and reminiscences from a wide spectrum of participants and leaders of the Vietnam war.
Location: 1st Fl Reference DS557.4.H55 2001


World War I: A visual encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Powerful images and cross-referenced entries tell the story of World War I. Maps and chronologies reveal the intricacies of every campaign, breaking down each nation's involvement. Also covers important thematic issues, like women at war.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D522.W67 2002


Resources freely available on the Internet.

Access to Archival Databases (AAD) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides access to select records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Includes over 85 million historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government and from collections of donated historical materials. Records cover a wide variety of civilian and military functions and have many genealogical, social, political, and economic research uses.


American Memory (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of historical materials from the Library Congress. Includes a variety of manuscripts, pamphlets, images, audio and video recordings, maps, and sheet music that document U.S. history and culture. Users can search across all collections or browse by topic.


In the First Person Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index to letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies of over 18,000 individuals found in archival repositories and other scholarly collections. Provides citations and in some cases links to full text, audio, and video files that are freely available on the web (access to some texts requires a subscription).


New York Public Library Digital Gallery Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 600,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.


Guides for conducting research, writing papers, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.

Chicago Manual of Style Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The authoratative source for Chicago citation style and writing guidelines used in History and the Humanities.
Location: 1st Fl Reference Z253.U69 2003


Chicago Style Guide: Quick Reference Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The CSI Library's quick reference guide to the Chicago citation format.


Information-literate historian: A guide to research for history students Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A research handbook designed specifically for history students which offers guidance on selecting and using primary, secondary, and electronic sources to carry out and present their research. Discusses search strategies, methods for locating and evaluating different types of sources (print, electronic, primary, secondary, multimedia), and guidelines for presenting historical research in different formats, including papers, oral presentations, and websites.
Location: 1st Fl Reference D16.2 .P71 2007


Citation tools allow you to collect and store citations for books and articles found in library catalogs and databases.

RefWorks Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows researchers to create their own personal database of research references by importing records from library catalogs and online databases. Researchers can organize, store, and access their references from their online RefWorks account as well as automatically generate formatted citations and bibliographies in any style. For the college login information, contact the Library Reference Desk (718.982.4010) or Naomi Gold (718.982.4097). RefWorks Tutorial


Search archival catalogs to locate primary source documents such as organizational records, manuscripts, letters, diaries, and photographs found in archival repositories.

Archival Research Catalog (ARC) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Online catalog of the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) nationwide holdings in the Washington DC area, Regional Archives, and Presidential Libraries.


Archives USA Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Directory providing detailed information about archival and primary source collections from over 5,500 U.S. repositories. NOTE: This is a New York Public Library Resource. Only available on-site at the following NYPL branches: Humanities and Social Sciences Library; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Science, Industry and Business Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit the New York Public Library


National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Catalog of over 500,000 records describing archival and manuscript collections in research libraries, state and federal agencies, museums, and historical societies throughout the world.


Repositories of Primary Resources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A directory of archival repositories worldwide with links to websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Select archival repositories in the New York area.

Brooklyn Historical Society Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The BHS Library has a collection of research materials on the history of Brooklyn, that includes over 100,000 bound volumes, 60,000 graphic images, 2,000 linear feet of manuscripts, and over 2,000 maps and atlases. The library also holds family histories and genealogies, rare books, periodicals, serials, journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that document Brooklyn's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.


Center for Migration Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Center for Migration Studies of New York maintains a specialized library on international migration, refugees and ethnic groups. It includes over 27,500 volumes, 150 periodicals, 750 dissertations, 128 newsletters, 60 ethnic newspapers, 1900 conference papers, and 3700 journal article reprints. Researchers can expect to find substantial holdings on refugees and on subjects traditionally linked with human migration such as government policy, immigration law, internal migration, labor, minorities, ethnic groups, assimilation and population studies. In addition, the collection has a good selection of materials on related subjects such as education, health and mental health, multiculturalism, bilingualism, race relations, language, ethnic literature, and genealogy.


Historic Richmond Town (Staten Island Historical Society) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Historic Richmond Town is a living history museum dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the history of Staten Island. The site is operated by the Staten Island Historical Society (SIHS) and includes a research library and archives. Please contact SIHS to make an appointment to visit the research library.


National Archives, Northeast Region Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Holds the records of regional offices of 80 Federal agencies and the Federal courts located in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands from 1685 to the 1990's. Includes census records, tax records, naturalization records, administrative records, court case files, and contracts.


New York City Department of Records Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Repository of New York City government records, including manuscripts, official correspondence, vital records, ledgers, moving images, photographs, sound recordings, maps, and architectural plans.


New York Public Library Archives & Manuscripts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Several divisions in the NYPL Research Libraries hold archival collections containing a wide variety of primary source material, including manuscripts, diaries, photographs, sound recordings, films, videotapes, artifacts, and electronic records. Search NYPL's Archival Materials Access Tool (AMAT) to find archival materials held in branch libraries.


New York State Archives Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official repository of New York State Government records. Contains over 100,000 cubic feet of archival records of New York State government (executive, legislative, and judicial branches), and to over 10,000 rolls of microfilmed archival records of local governments.


New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit of the New York State Library houses a collection of archives, manuscripts, rare books, maps, and ephemera documenting the history of New York State from the 17th century to the present.


New York University Special Collections and Archives Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Bobst Library's special collections and archives include the rare books and literary manuscripts from the Fales Library, the labor and radical history collections of the Tamiment Library, the New York University Archives, the Archives of Irish America, and the Research Institute for the Study of Man.


New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The N-YHS Library houses records and manuscript collections documenting New York City and State history from colonial times to the present. The collections include 2 million manuscripts, 500,000 photographs, 400,000 prints, 350,000 books and pamphlets, 150,000 architectural drawings, 20,000 broadsides, 15,000 printed maps, 10,000 newspapers and 10,000 dining menus.


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