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HIST 4971 - World War I: Books

Finding Books

  • Search Discover@MU (blue box search on Then limit to UM Books (left sidebar) and refine search as needed.
  • We will fetch your books, but if you find books yourself, you may find more books.
  • Expand book search to MOBIUS for more books that can be sent to you at MU.
  • You can only use ebooks if they have an MU online access link.
  • Always check the book's location, note its call number, and check that it is not checked out.

Advanced Keyword Search Strategies

Advanced Discover@MU Search example:

Line 1: England OR English OR Britain OR British OR Scotland OR London OR Edinburgh
Line 2: "world war I" or "first world war" 
Line 3: ______________________


Examples of strings for Line 3:

  • journalis* OR news* OR press
  • gender* OR masculin* OR feminin*
  • modern*
  • chemi* OR radioactiv* OR scien* OR radium OR "X ray" OR technol*
  • medic* OR "red cross" OR hospital* OR nurs* OR physician*
  • sources OR correspondence - change dropdown to the left of the box to SUBJECT

If you click on a book's title, you will usually see the book's table of contents.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

MU Libraries uses the Library of Congress' schema for organizing materials. Materials pertaining to WWI, then, should be found under the Subject Heading: World War, 1914-1918. Do not omit the comma after "War."  If unsuccessful, you may try the following alternative subject headings in your search, as provided by the LOC:

  • us:  European War, 1914-1918
  • us:  First World War, 1914-1918
  • us:  Great War, 1914-1918
  • us:  World War 1, 1914-1918
  • us:  World War I, 1914-1918
  • us:  World War One, 1914-1918
  • us:  WW I (World War, 1914-1918)
  • us:  WWI (World War, 1914-1918)


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