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The History guide provides links to reliable database and web resources.

Reference Books

A good place to start to gather information on Military History


Oxford Companion to Military History   REF D 25.A2 O94 2001

The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History (4th ed.)   REF D 25.D86 1993

The Encyclopedia of World War I - A Political, Social & Military History (5 vol.)   REF D 510.E53 2005

The Encyclopedia of World War II - A Political, Social & Military History (5 vol.)   REF D 740.E516 2005

The Encyclopedia of the Korean War, A Political, Social, and Military History 2nd ed. (3 vol.)  REF DS 918.E53 2010

International Conflict, A Chronological Encyclopedia of Conflicts and Their Management 1945-1995   REF D 842.B46 1997

The Historical Atlas of World War II   REF G 1038.P55 1995

West Point Atlas of American Wars (2 vol.)   REF G 1201.S1 U5 1995

Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia From Antiquity to the Present (2 vol.)   REF U 24.W69 2006

The Definitive Visual History of WAR  REF U 39.W36 2009

The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography   REF U 51.D87 1992

Encyclopedia of the American Military (3 vol.)   REF UA 23.E56 1994

The Roman Army: A Social & Institutional History   REF U 35.S625 2006

Japanese Army handbook 1939-1945   REF UA 847.F6 1999

Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America  REF UB 357.E53 2009

An Encyclopedia of Naval History   REF V 27.B86 1997

RefWorks / Manage Your Research


RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Set up an account using your UAA/APU user ID and Password, and start organizing and sharing your research.

Starting Points

Warfare/ Military History Web Resources

U.S. Army Center of Military History     

U.S. Army War College​   

Military History Online 

World War I Document Archive 

 A History of Warfare   

Naval History & Heritage    

The World War II Multimedia Database   

Austro-Hungarian Land Forces (1848-1918)   

Trenches on the Web - An Internet History of the Great War  

Technology of Warfare (Modern)     

Costs of War (Post-9/11 Wars)  

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