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Military History


Scholarly Research

This is a brief guide to studying the World Wars in the 20th century through scholarship and in primary sources at Boston College.

Studying Military History and Genocide

Military history has long become not only the study of battles and troop movements but also the study of preparation, society, gender, and more. This first page provides access points to reference material and scholarship in the form of book catalogs and journal database recommendations. The subpages provide access points for recommended primary source (i.e., letters, government reports, photographs) collections.

What's on This Page

    Reference Shelf

    Reference Shelf: Biographies

    Reference Shelf: Dictionaries

    Reference Shelf: Companions and Handbooks

    Reference Shelf: Encyclopedia

    Books: Find & Request from BC & Beyond

    Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try searching for books (only books) through the WorldCat library system to see if we have what you need. If we don't, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    WorldCat Catalog

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    Journal and eBook Database Recommendations

    For a selection of excellent journals and some e-books on various topics in global history, we recommend a few databases. Remember to explore these database "advanced search" options for date and other modifiers before you run your searches.

    Additional Recommendations

    Recommended Journals

    Subject Librarian for History

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    Bee Lehman, Ph.D.
    Office: O'Neill Library 414A

    Office hours in Stokes S 394 Monday from 1pm - 3pm.
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    Subjects: History, Irish Studies