Combined Arms Research Library
MILITARY HISTORY: A Pathfinder
This guide will introduce some of the resources available in the Combined Arms Research Library on MILITARY HISTORY. The various types of library materials useful in research are described along with some examples of each type. This guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.
Search the CARL Online Catalog for books on topics within military history. Use the subject keyword search for topics such as: tactics and 19th century; Clausewitz; Napoleonic wars; etc.
Reference works dealing with a particular war or nation.
JOURNALS: These journals can be found on the tall shelves behind the reference shelves. Some journals also have their own consolidated indexes, which can be a valuable source for information.
DATABASES: These resources will provide citations and/or fulltext articles and reports. They can be accessed through CARL's Find Articles.
INTERNET: A few of the many on military history, these sites have both good content and links to other sites. **When Searching the Internet, please consider the authority behind the information.
CARL'S INTERNET PAGES: Pages from the CARL that focus on military history.
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Last Reviewed: April 5, 2012