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World War I

Use this guide to access resources related to World War I.

Find Books & eBooks


Looking for older books?

Lots of literature (mainly pre-1923) can be found online.


Suggested search terms

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Germany -- History -- 1871-1918
  • Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921

Focus by topic

Start with World War, 1914-1918 -- Add your term here

Then add one of these terms

  • Aerial operations
  • Campaigns
  • Diplomatic history
  • Economic aspects
  • Naval operations


Search by Theatre of war

Start with World War, 1914-1918 -- Add your term here

Then add terms, such as 

  • Africa, North
  • Eastern Front

Want to Browse the Shelves?
Some relevant call numbers

D: History: General (World & multiple countries). DA: History of Great Britain. DC: History of France. DD: History of Germany. DG: History of Italy. DK: History of Russia. E: United States’ History. J: Political Science (U.S. & international). U: Military Science (e.g. armies, artillery & weapons, & cavalry). V: Naval Science.

Need a book the library does not own?

You can request the book through Interlibrary Loan.  Info and a downloadable form are available here!

To search for books available in other libraries, try using

WorldCat -- Search the holdings of more than 10,000 libraries to locate books and identify citation information.


Library of Congress -- Access to the Library of Congress catalog and other online collections.

NOTE: Users do not need to identify a library that owns the book. Simply provide the appropriate information on the form and library staff will do the rest!

Find War Documentaries

  • Search for War (Nonfiction)


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