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HIS 401: Historical Research and Writing: Books and Films

Useful Historiography Sources

Useful Books

Reference books are useful for identifying people, places, events, dates, etc.  Many articles in reference books include a bibliography of recommended sources.  This is a small sample of the reference books that may be useful.

Searching the Library Catalog for Books and Movies

The library provides access to more than 200,000 books from a variety of sources, including print and ebooks. To find books by author, title, subject, or keyword search McGovern Library's Catalog.

Possible subject searches:

  • "Korean War, 1950-1953
  • "Korean War" China
  • "Korean War" Chinese
  • Korea China
  • Korea foreign relations China
  • China Soviet Union korean war

Possible keyword searches:

  • Sino Soviet relations and korean war

Possible title searches:

  • "Korean War"

With keyword searches try combining

  • "1950-1953"

with locations or terms such as

  • "Korean peninsula"

Limit by publication year to see the most recently published or contemporary sources.

Limit Audience to "Not Juvenile" to locate more academic titles.

Useful Movies

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