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A research guide for History 328: Axis and Allies, The History of World War II


This guide is intended to help students start their research topic on World War II, sometimes referred to as the Second World War.  It provides recommended starting points and highlights important print and electronic resources that will enable you to effectively conduct historical research, specifically topics on World War II.  This guide also provides insights on how to find primary and secondary sources for military history.

For more information on how to conduct general historical research, please visit the McDermott Library's History Subject Guide.

WWII Resources - Welcome!

On 8 December 1941, President Roosevelt signs the Declaration of War against Japan

Starting Points

Use tabs for Articles, Books, Encyclopedias and Primary Sources to find relevant general and specialized resources for your research topic.  In addition to book and journal articles, try Oxford Bibliographies, listed under the Articles tab, to find reliable sources of information for topics on military history, international relations and beyond.  I also stand ready to assist you with research questions and provide help in finding appropriate resources for your assignments.

B-17 Flying Fortress from the 8th AAF Bomber Command over France

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