A list of selected works on the history of the Great War and its consequences that are held by the library can be found here.
Link to reference materials in electronic format here.
Reference books are located on the 3rd floor (north) and can be found by searching the EIU Library Catalog.
Examples of reference books related to the history of the Great War:
Encyclopedia of American Military History … REF E181.E63 2003
European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia ... REF D510 .E97 1996
World War I: An Encyclopedia … REF D510.E53 2005
To find books on the history of the Great War, browse the shelves in this call number range:
D501-680 World War I (1914-1918)
To search the catalog enter search terms in the search box and use the drop box to narrow the search.
The search results may be narrowed by using the limiting tools on the right hand side of the page.
Click on the item title to bring up the bibliographic record. The item's location, call number, and status are needed to find it in Booth Library.
Journal and magazine articles on history of the Great War may be found by searching the library's collection of databases. All databases are accessible from off campus by logging-in with your EIU netID and password. Link to the History databases here.
The leading History databases for the history of the Great War are:
America: History and Life (peer reviewed articles, some full-text articles, United States History, Pre-Colonial Era to Present)
Historical Abstracts (peer reviewed articles, some full-text articles, world history)
Other databases useful for research for the Great War are:
Academic Search Complete (full-text articles, broad subject coverage including History)
JSTOR (peer reviewed articles, full-text articles, broad subject coverage including History)
Project Muse (peer reviewed articles, full-text articles, broad subject coverage including History)
To find primary sources on the Great War in the print format search use the EIU Library Catalog. Link to the library catalog here.
Examples of primary souces in the Booth Library collection are:
Memoirs of Marshal Foch … Stacks D530 .F55
My Experiences in the World War (Pershing) … Stacks D570 .P44 1931
Papers of Woodrow Wilson … Stacks E660 .W717
Paris Peace Conference, 1919 (Foreign Relations of the United States) … Stacks D642 .U6
Scarlet Fields: The Combat Memoir of a World War I Medal of Honor Hero … Stacks D570.9 .B28 2012
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph … Stacks D568.4 .L4 1991
World War I Memoirs of Robert P. Patterson: A Captain in the Great War ….. Stacks D570.9 .P37 2012
Booth Library also has several historical newspaper and magazine databases that provide access to primary sources. Link to the History databases here and the newspaper databases here.
Examples of the library's historical and magazine databases useful for Great War research are:
Chicago Tribune (Historical) (full-text articles, 1849-1990)
London Times (full-text articles, 1785-1985)
New York Times (Historical) (full-text articles, 1851-2010)