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World War II: Recommended Resources

Major turning points of World War II

Suggested databases for articles on World War II

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.

Mettle and Honor: The Greatest Generation

1943 U.S. government-produced film "Japanese Relocation" addresses relocation camps

World War II in HD: Battle of the Bulge

Raising The Flag At Iwo Jima: Story Behind The Photo | Flashback | NBC News

The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima | The Daily 360 | The New York Times

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Related Guides by the BC3 Library

The Academic Article

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The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for books on World War II. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

The call number for books on World War II is from 940.53 - 940.5499

Books on individuals associated with the War (i.e. Anne Frank, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Patton) can be found in the 92 section (biographies) of the library.


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President Franklin D. Roosevelt Declares War on Japan (Full Speech) | War Archives

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