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World War I Libraries Research Guide: World War I Libraries

Provides access to scholarly resources on this topic including digital government and military documents from multiple countries.

World War I Libraries Research Guide

We are commemorating the centennial of World War I (1914-1918). This conflict resulted in tens of millions of deaths, massive territorial changes, revolutionary political and military changes, and continues affecting the domestic and international politics of numerous countries today.  Purdue Libraries provides access to numerous primary and secondary sources on this conflict representing multiple perspectives.  This guide will provide information on these resources and access to them in multiple formats.

Sample Library of Congress subject searches you can do to find books on World War I in the Libraries online catalog include:

American Expeditionary Force

Trench Warfare

United States Armed Forces History 20th Century

World War 1914-1918

World War 1914-1918 Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula

World War 1914-1918 Veterans


Most print books on the history of World War I will be in the Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education (HSSE) Library.  Other print books will be in the Undergraduate Library HIKS Repository.  Many books are now accessible in various ebook formats and information on downloading these books from Purdue Libraries holdings can be found HERE.  Additional sections of this guide will enable researchers to find scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, and U.S. and foreign government and military documents.  The Hathitrust Catalog also provides access to many historic full text digitized documents on this conflict from multiple governmental and military sources.

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