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HIS 401: Historical Research and Writing: Articles

Databases

Print Indexes

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Print indexes should be used to find articles published prior to 1990. A number of print indexes are available in McGovern Library. Below are suggested indexes and possible search terms to use for locating articles about WWII.

  • International Index to Periodicals
    • for "D Day" use "World war, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns and battles -- Invasion of continental Europe"
    • for "Normandy, Battle of, 1944 use "World war, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns and battles -- Western front -- Normandy"
    • use "World war, 1939-1945" and then search under the various subheadings
    • use "Great Britain" and then search under the various subheadings
    • use "Allied forces"
    • use "Meteorology, Military"

  • Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature
    • use "D day"
    • for "D Day invasion" use "World war, 1939- -- Campaigns and battles -- Western front" (for volumes published before the war ended)
    • for "D Day invasion" use "World war, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns and battles -- Western front" (for volumes published after the war ended)
    • or "Normandy invasion" use "World war, 1939- -- Campaigns and battles -- Western front"
    • use "World war, 1939-"  and then search under the various subheadings
    • use "Eisenhower, Dwight David"
    • use "Roosevelt, Franklin Delano"
    • use "Churchill, Winsont Leonard Spencer"
    • use "Meteorology, Military"
     

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